Charla R. Colson passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the HopeWest Care Center in Grand Junction. Charla was 75 years of age.
No formal funeral service will be held at this time.
Charla R. Baxter was born in Hotchkiss, Colo. on February 11, 1945 to Dave and Ruth (Sweitzer) Baxter. Charla grew up in Hotchkiss and Delta and graduated from Delta High with the class of 1963. She attended college at Western State in Gunnison and Southern Colorado State in Pueblo, earning a degree in education. Charla taught in the Delta schools for 18 years before moving to Denver where she worked for the EPA for over 20 years. Most recently she had been a resident of Grand Junction.
Charla enjoyed yard work, reading, and solving puzzles and Caribbean Beaches. She was a member of Delta Elks Lodge #1235 and Altrusa International.
Among her survivors is a son, Jeff Colson and daughter-in-law Holly, and their three children: Abigail, Carys and Benji of Warwick, England. and sister, Pat Fedler and brother-in-law (Paul) of Delta; two nieces (Kim, Jill) and one nephew (Jon). She was preceded in death by her brother, Dave Baxter and much-loved dog, Kayla.
Contributions in Charla’s memory maybe be sent to HopeWest Hospice Care Center, PO Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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