Charles Hewlett Upton

August 5, 1929May 6, 2019

Charles H. Upton, born 8-5-29, age 89, went to be with the Lord 5-6-19. Charlie attended Radio School in Boston and classes at Colorado College. He enjoyed working as an Engineer at KRDO for 54 years. He was an active member of First Presbyterian Church and donated his time in several volunteer positions. Charlie loved spending time with his family, and Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) as an Audiovisual Technician and as a guide at Glen Eyrie Castle. He also volunteered at the District Attorney’s office as an advocate for victims of domestic violence. Survived by his beloved wife, Kathy Upton who he was married to for 28 years. Also survived by their children, Chuck Upton (Connie), Janet Vincent (Dany), Mitch Upton (Coco), Chip MacEnulty (Kristen), Michelle Selvig, 12 grandchildren, and 3 greatgrandchildren. Service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, May 17, 1:00 p.m. Nursery will be available, reception to follow. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the MOPS organization at First Presbyterian Church. Charlie touched the lives of many with his kindness, wisdom and his deep Christian faith.


  • Kathy Upton, Wife
  • Chuch (Connie) Upton, Son
  • Janet (Dany) Vincent, Daughter
  • Mitch (Coco) Upton, Son
  • Chip (Kristen) MacEnulty, Son
  • Michelle Selvig, Daughter
  • Charles is survived by 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


  • Memorial Service Friday, May 17, 2019


Charles Hewlett Upton

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Nancy (Katie) & Don Ummel

May 17, 2019

Dear Kathy and loved ones,
As Don and I have reflected over the more than 30 years of friendship with you and Charlie we thought of the “Remarried Couples” Sunday School class, the “Engaged Couples” class, and the many Pilgrimages and golf trips we shared together with you and others. We thought about how much Charlie (and you) contributed in Pilgrimage and the spiritual awakening it was to both of us. We thought about the one trip we took with you on our way to Lake of the Ozarks in a caravan of about 10 cars, you and Charlie were in the lead car, we all had walkie talkees and we were in the last car. And Charlie was giving out directional turns to the entire caravan (thankfully). We thought about where we stayed in that one Townhome that was darker than dark, remember. Charlie got up in the middle of the night to use the hall bathroom and on the way back to your room, it was so dark he mistakenly tried to enter the hall closet and we heard a small commotion. Next Don, got up to use the restroom and on his way back to our bedroom just before he climbed into bed, he heard you say “Yohoo”. The next morning at breakfast when we all laughed about it, he said “I wondered why the alarm clock seemed to be in the wrong place”! Honestly, we have shared so many life experiences with you both, we feel we are a “spiritual family” from now to eternity because you have so positively impacted our lives. We have been so enriched and spiritually blessed by your friendship, thank you. Our love always, Don and Nancy