Charles Edward Burbidge

charles burbidge

June 3, 1943 ~ March 6, 2023

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Celebration of Life:

Charles Edward Burbidge, 79, passed away on March 6, 2023. Survived by his wife, Karen Burbidge; daughter, Julie (Jim) Crain; son, Scot (Brandy) Burbidge; grandchildren, McKinzie (Reagan) Rudd, Carson Crain, Amelia Burbidge, Branson Burbidge; brother, Harry (Susan) Burbidge; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents, Herbert and Amelia (Kunau) Burbidge; sisters, Roxie Newell and Wilma Brill; brothers, Lowell Bollin and Dean Burbidge.

Charles was born, on June 3, 1943, at the family home in Pueblo. He retired from the Fire Department after 32 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, golfing, and meeting and talking to people. His family nickname was “The Mayor of America’. He was a member of the VFW, the Moose, the Eagles, the Elks, and the American Legion.

Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service will be 10 am, March 15, 2023, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens, at a later date. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of Hollydot, PO Box 19285, Colorado City, CO 81019.


Memorial Service: March 15, 2023 10:00 am

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. Karen, Julie and Scot, I’m sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. He was a constant thread through our lives and he is missed. I have many great memories of you all and wish you strength as you go through this difficult time!

  2. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. He was a great man and a wonderful friend. He will be sadly missed

  3. Sorry for the family loss.
    My name is Barry Burbidge.
    I met Charles a few times over my lifetime in Pueblo.
    My son Brian wrestled Scott in Middle School (district 70-Pueblo).
    I know some people in Rye, they said good things about Him.
    We are not related that I know of. However, Burbidge is not a common name.
    Barry Burbidge

  4. I’m so sorry for the loss of Charlie. We nicknamed him Charmin Charlie. He loved everyone. He will be missed at the Buckhorn Elks Lodge in Mesa, Az. RIP Charlie. You fought a good fight.

  5. This goes back in time C.F. &I Days I remember him and Johnny and there wild days sure glad you tamed him !Karen so sorry . Thinking of you and your family. Thoughts and prayers to you! Judy Krasovec

  6. We’ll truly miss Charlie! Karen and Charlie were our very first friends in Colorado City.
    Karen and the rest of the Burbige family are in our hearts and in our prayers during this difficult time.

  7. We’ll miss all the great times we spent together. Karen and Charlie were are very first friends in Colorado City.
    The Burbidge family are in our hearts and in our prayer during this difficult time.

  8. My condolences to Karen & the entire family! Charlie was a wonderful man and a great friend. Hugs to all! 🤗🤗😥😥😥❤️❤️❤️🧑‍🚒🧑‍🚒🚒🚒🚒

  9. Our sincere condolences to the family. Charlie and I were long time friends years ago and last saw each other at Hollydot a few years ago. RIP Charlie.

    Russ & Sue Pfaffenhauser

  10. May God bless and comfort you in the loss of your husband, father, grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew him.
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Jim Brown & Charlene

  11. To Karen and family, my sympathy and prayers go out to all of you in this time of grief. I’m sure Charlie is playing golf with all who have gone before him!
    Vicki Henderson

  12. Our deepest sympathies to Karen, Julie and Scott and families ❤️
    Loving my 4-H memories where Charlie was always one of the super helpful dads and a friend whenever needed .

  13. ”FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS, SHIPMATE” Althought we didn’t serve together, you are still my ”SHIPMATE”

  14. There isn’t a word I can say about this man. He was an awesome amazing person. May you all find comfort and think of crazy stories he would tell. Love you all sending prayers your way

  15. My prayers to Karen, Julie and Scott. My kids and I loved Charlie. When my kids were little, I used to take them to the fire station 7’s to see him. The kids just loved it. Charlie always had a kind word to say to me. I will always remember the rock walk that Chris was helping him build. Soar with the angels , my friend.

  16. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending healing prayers and comfort during this difficult time. My deepest condolences. Charlene Wisthoff

  17. Charlie spent his life as a public servant and was a friend to everyone. I am sure he is celebrating and playing golf again with friends

  18. Our deepest and most sincere condolences go out to the entire family. Please know you’re all in our thoughts and prayers.

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