Rudolph William Charlesworth

February 10, 1936November 27, 2018

Rudolph William Charlesworth , 82, of Palisade, passed away on November 27, 2018 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born on February 10, 1936 to Lloyd and Doris (Ewing) Charlesworth. Rudy was a mechanic. He leaves his wife, Arita; son, Trent (Kim); daughter, Tami (Paul) Young; grandsons, Chance (Kelsey) Charlesworth, Matt (Jackie) Young, Clay (Kris) Young, Cole and Cody Charlesworth; granddaughters, Chelsea (Trevor) Nielsen and Kari (Jason) Rhines; seven great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons; and his brother, Curtis Charlesworth.


  • Graveside Service Friday, December 7, 2018

Rudolph William Charlesworth

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Toni Charlesworth

December 4, 2018

Uncle Rudy.... when I was a wee one and you were dating Arita, I remember. You were always smiling and laughing. I thought you were so handsome. When we drove to the big city, you were my favorite to visit at the barbershop. You were always smiling and laughing, I remember. From what I understand to be a challenging childhood and losing your mom so young, you became a brave young man, served your country and you were a wonderful father, grandfather and husband. I will remember. Love you Toni

Chelsea Nielsen

November 28, 2018

*Brody's first hair cut.

Chelsea Nielsen

November 28, 2018

So many fun memories- it is hard to share just one.

- It is a family tradition that Rudy cut hair for the boys in the family. So naturally, Rudy had to cut Brody's hair. Such a special memory that I will cherish forever!

- Something I will always remember is how ornery he was! We always had a big joke because my first year teaching I had a student whose name was "Rudy" and he was VERY ornery! Grandpa Rudy always asked about my student and loved to laugh at the stories I would share with him.

-When I first moved here and joined the 'Charlesworth' family, Rudy was one of the first to make me feel welcomed and like I belonged to the family. He treated me and always has, as his own grandchild. It is not everyday you find someone with that love and compassion. What a great man and role model. I will always remember Rudy and what an important role he served for our family. I am so thankful for the time I had with Rudy, I am going to miss seeing that "Rudy smile."

Love you forever Rudy!
-Chelsea Louise (That's what he always called me)