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Western Slope Obituaries 10-15-11

George Chandler, 83, of New Castle, Colo., passed away September 11, 2011 from metastatic prostate cancer.

He was born February 23, 1928, to Myron and Florence Chandler in Kansas City, Mo. He had two older sisters, Jane and Barbara.

George moved to Colorado in 1945 to attend the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he met his future wife, Marjorie Sample. George spent his summers working for the US Forest Service in the high country of Colorado.

George and Marge were married in 1952 in New Castle while he was home on leave from the US Navy after serving in Guam. After the wedding he returned to naval service as a radarman on the aircraft carrier USS Boxer.

After his discharge from the Navy, George and Marge returned to Colorado. He went to work for the Federal Aviation Administration as an air traffic controller at the Eagle Airport. Marge and George moved to Eagle in 1959, where they raised three daughters.

George retired from the FAA in 1977 and he and Marge built a house on the ranch where Marge was born, on East Elk Creek north of New Castle. The two traveled many places throughout the world during their retirement, but he always preferred to be on the ranch during the beautiful summers there.

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George loved camping, skiing, traveling, working on the ranch, his cats and dogs, and being with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years; his three daughters, Susan Chandler-Reed (husband Alan Reed), Kathy Chandler-Henry (husband George Henry), and Elizabeth Chandler; five grandchildren, Marlise Reed Lee (husband John Lee), Charlie Reed (wife Megan Carney Reed), Zachary Henry, Hilary Henry, and Walter Porter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, and his infant son Paul Dennis Chandler.

Services were held September 17, 2011 at the Chandler home, in New Castle, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Home Care and Hospice of the Valley, PO Box 3768, Basalt, Colo., 81621.

George Chandler, 83, of New Castle, Colo., passed away September 11, 2011 from metastatic prostate cancer.

He was born February 23, 1928, to Myron and Florence Chandler in Kansas City, Mo. He had two older sisters, Jane and Barbara.

George moved to Colorado in 1945 to attend the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he met his future wife, Marjorie Sample. George spent his summers working for the US Forest Service in the high country of Colorado.

George and Marge were married in 1952 in New Castle while he was home on leave from the US Navy after serving in Guam. After the wedding he returned to naval service as a radarman on the aircraft carrier USS Boxer.

After his discharge from the Navy, George and Marge returned to Colorado. He went to work for the Federal Aviation Administration as an air traffic controller at the Eagle Airport. Marge and George moved to Eagle in 1959, where they raised three daughters.

George retired from the FAA in 1977 and he and Marge built a house on the ranch where Marge was born, on East Elk Creek north of New Castle. The two traveled many places throughout the world during their retirement, but he always preferred to be on the ranch during the beautiful summers there.

George loved camping, skiing, traveling, working on the ranch, his cats and dogs, and being with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years; his three daughters, Susan Chandler-Reed (husband Alan Reed), Kathy Chandler-Henry (husband George Henry), and Elizabeth Chandler; five grandchildren, Marlise Reed Lee (husband John Lee), Charlie Reed (wife Megan Carney Reed), Zachary Henry, Hilary Henry, and Walter Porter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, and his infant son Paul Dennis Chandler.

Services were held September 17, 2011 at the Chandler home, in New Castle, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Home Care and Hospice of the Valley, PO Box 3768, Basalt, Colo., 81621.

George Chandler, 83, of New Castle, Colo., passed away September 11, 2011 from metastatic prostate cancer.

He was born February 23, 1928, to Myron and Florence Chandler in Kansas City, Mo. He had two older sisters, Jane and Barbara.

George moved to Colorado in 1945 to attend the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he met his future wife, Marjorie Sample. George spent his summers working for the US Forest Service in the high country of Colorado.

George and Marge were married in 1952 in New Castle while he was home on leave from the US Navy after serving in Guam. After the wedding he returned to naval service as a radarman on the aircraft carrier USS Boxer.

After his discharge from the Navy, George and Marge returned to Colorado. He went to work for the Federal Aviation Administration as an air traffic controller at the Eagle Airport. Marge and George moved to Eagle in 1959, where they raised three daughters.

George retired from the FAA in 1977 and he and Marge built a house on the ranch where Marge was born, on East Elk Creek north of New Castle. The two traveled many places throughout the world during their retirement, but he always preferred to be on the ranch during the beautiful summers there.

George loved camping, skiing, traveling, working on the ranch, his cats and dogs, and being with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years; his three daughters, Susan Chandler-Reed (husband Alan Reed), Kathy Chandler-Henry (husband George Henry), and Elizabeth Chandler; five grandchildren, Marlise Reed Lee (husband John Lee), Charlie Reed (wife Megan Carney Reed), Zachary Henry, Hilary Henry, and Walter Porter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, and his infant son Paul Dennis Chandler.

Services were held September 17, 2011 at the Chandler home, in New Castle, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Home Care and Hospice of the Valley, PO Box 3768, Basalt, Colo., 81621.

George Chandler, 83, of New Castle, Colo., passed away September 11, 2011 from metastatic prostate cancer.

He was born February 23, 1928, to Myron and Florence Chandler in Kansas City, Mo. He had two older sisters, Jane and Barbara.

George moved to Colorado in 1945 to attend the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he met his future wife, Marjorie Sample. George spent his summers working for the US Forest Service in the high country of Colorado.

George and Marge were married in 1952 in New Castle while he was home on leave from the US Navy after serving in Guam. After the wedding he returned to naval service as a radarman on the aircraft carrier USS Boxer.

After his discharge from the Navy, George and Marge returned to Colorado. He went to work for the Federal Aviation Administration as an air traffic controller at the Eagle Airport. Marge and George moved to Eagle in 1959, where they raised three daughters.

George retired from the FAA in 1977 and he and Marge built a house on the ranch where Marge was born, on East Elk Creek north of New Castle. The two traveled many places throughout the world during their retirement, but he always preferred to be on the ranch during the beautiful summers there.

George loved camping, skiing, traveling, working on the ranch, his cats and dogs, and being with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years; his three daughters, Susan Chandler-Reed (husband Alan Reed), Kathy Chandler-Henry (husband George Henry), and Elizabeth Chandler; five grandchildren, Marlise Reed Lee (husband John Lee), Charlie Reed (wife Megan Carney Reed), Zachary Henry, Hilary Henry, and Walter Porter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, and his infant son Paul Dennis Chandler.

Services were held September 17, 2011 at the Chandler home, in New Castle, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Home Care and Hospice of the Valley, PO Box 3768, Basalt, Colo., 81621.