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The Fence Post obituary; Charles Melvin Trembath

Charles Melvin Trembath, 88

Sept. 18, 1931 – Jan. 8, 2020

Johnstown, Colo.

Charles Melvin Trembath, 88, of Johnstown, Colo., passed away at his home with his family by his side. He was born Sept. 18, 1931, in Greeley, Colo., to William John and Stella Malissa (Meeker) Trembath.

He grew up in the Platteville and Gilcrest areas where he farmed with his father until the 1940s when he went to work for the Run Service Station. After moving from Greeley to Denver in 1955, Mel worked for the Denver Steel Company for three years and later as a mechanic at the American Can Company for 17 years while also working part-time at Valley View Hospital in Thornton as a painter and paper hanger. In July 1974, the family moved to Johnstown and owned and operated Johnstown Liquor and Johnstown Pool Hall. He then entered the Custom Hay Stacking business with Bill Claus for three years and then branched off on his own for two years before retiring. He started back into the hay business before retiring again at the age of 62. He married Shirley Thomas and they had two children, Pat and Bob. He later married Ruby Hockley on April 4, 1951, at his parents’ home in Gilcrest and they would have celebrated 69 years this April.

A fisherman and hunter, he enjoyed time at Miracle Mile, Wyo. He was an avid Cushman collector, belonging to the Cushman Club and served as president for a number of years.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby of their home in Johnstown, children; Pat (Bill) Dugan of New Mexico, Billie Jean Utter and Ted Eugene Trembath both of Johnstown, eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, brother, Bill Trembath of Texas and sisters, Margaret Vaughn of Kit Carson and Elsie Herman of Johnstown and a half-sister, Linda K. Trembath-Romero.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Baker and a son, Bob Nelson.

A Life Celebration was held on Jan. 16, 2020, at Adamson Celebration Center. Interment was held at the Johnstown Cemetery. Friends may leave condolences at

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