Charles M. Ryder, 79, passed away Oct. 11, 2011. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Georgia E. Ryder; son, David A. Ryder; brother-in-law; numerous sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Charles was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Nov. 18, 1931, to Charles W. and Hazel G. Ryder. Charles worked as an office manager for Tallman Oil. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting and camping. At his request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of flowers and food, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Hospice Pet Peace Of Mind Program, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Georgia and Dave,
    My deepest sympathies to the both of you and the family. Chuck was such a loving person and I will cherish the time he was in my life and the memories I keep.
    Thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. Hold each and every memory in your hearts as they are the ones to get us through. May he rest in peace. Take care- Anita

  2. Dave, So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom and God Bless you both. Dee Dee Richardson

  3. So sorry Dave. I will always remember that black dog of his by your parents side on the porch as I walked by…I will also always remember that dogs fierce charge at the fence as well defending his turf. Love you brother.

  4. Dave: Sorry to read about your Dad. He was a good man and you are certainly a credit to him. Our thoughts are with you and your Mom. Sincerely, Greg and Doris Smith

  5. Georgia, Chuck, Bill and I would get together on Sundays for meals/movies. One such Sunday we took a drive toward Walsenburg – on to Raton as they had not been there; got gas and on to Albuquerque. No extra clothes, bought toothbrushes; called families to get us off work. In the meantime, our frozen ice cream was melting on the drainboard. We did lots of crazy things and had good times and many fond memories. Chuck and Georgia were excited about the arrival of their son, a fond memory was bringing Murph home on Christmas Eve.

    We will miss Chuck and his quiet manner.
    Sincerest sympathy and may GodBless You.

    Love,
    Aunt Pug

    Betty Fulton, Lakewood, Washington

  6. Dave,

    Deepest and sincerest condolences from me and the family to you and your mom. Many great memories of hanging out with you and your father. Let those wonderful memories carry you forward.

    Love you Coach–

    Lonnie

  7. Murphy (David), I am so sorry for the loss of your father. He will always be very special to me. As a kid I can always remember saying, “Here comes Uncle Duck in his Marigold truck!!”. Much love, Carla

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