Charles Wendell Barker, 69, passed away Nov. 18, 2009, at his home in Pueblo, Colo. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Martha Jane (Lardner) Barker; and by his parents Jess and Sylvia Barker. He was survived by his children, Sylvia Couey, Stuart (Denise) Barker, Stacy (Deanna) Barker; step-children, James (Tina) Lardner and Anna (Jerry) Ciordia; and sister, Mary Lou (Marvin) Gash. He was a devoted grandfather to his numerous grandchildren and step-grandchildren. Charles retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of much devoted service with numerous achievements and awards. Charles attended Ascension Episcopal Church. He was a very active Christian and was involved in many of the churches outreach programs. Two programs especially close to his heart were the Prison Fellowship Ministry and the Angel Tree Ministry (children of incarcerated parents). At his request, there will be no viewing and cremation was done by Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, Tues. Dec. 1, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand, with the Reverend Andrew McMullen officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Ascension Episcopal Church Angel Tree Program, 420 W. 18th Street, Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. Was so sorry to here about Charles. He was a great friend. Memories take us back to when Stacy was younger and riding dirt bikes on our property. Watching Stacy grow to a great young man and being friends with Charles will be one of our greatest memories. Drinking beers kicking back riding dirt bikes playing board games and him being there while i was in labor with Jaramiah will always hold fond memories with us. He will be greatly missed. He wasnt on the earth long enough as he had lots to give. May the family know that we are thinking of you in this time of grief.

  2. My condolences to your families. I’m a neighbor and I live across the street. I’m just so surprised to hear that “Chuck” had passed away. We didn’t talk much, just wave at each other when we were outside working in the yard. I’m so sorry to know he passed away. He was still so young. God Bless you. Mrs. Theresa Medina

  3. I was sad to read of Charles death. He and my brother Robert Heddleston were best friends at Lakeview Elementary. Sorry for your loss. My brother passed away in 1986 from cancer.
    Anna Marie (Heddleston) Wheeler

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