OBITUARY

SFC Charles H Libbey

February 13, 1928April 28, 2021
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SFC Charles Libbey, US Army Retired, 93, passed away on April 28. He had been a Colorado Springs resident since 1964. Charles (Chuck) was born on February 13, 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts. Chuck joined the army in 1944 at the age of 16 serving as a combat infantryman and military policeman. He retired from the US Army in 1964, completing tours in World War II and Korea, with 2 campaign stars in the Philippine Islands and the first 6 campaign stars in Korea. Chuck was the recipient of the Combat Infantry Badge Award, Bronze Star, 2nd award with “V” device for valor, 2 Purple Hearts (Korea), and a commendation medal with “V” device for valor while serving with the military police. Chuck served 2 assignments in Germany and one in Bordeaux where he met the love of his life, Henriette. After retirement from the army in 1964, Chuck attended El Paso Community College where he earned a degree in police science. He served 9 years as a deputy sheriff and 17 years as a security guard at Pikes Peak National Bank and 5 years with Pinkerton Security.

Chuck is survived by his son, Patrick, and 3 daughters, Kathy, Gina and Angela, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Mary Libbey, his wife Henriette and his daughter Michele. Chuck will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Chuck will be buried with a private funeral Mass at Christ the King Catholic Church in Pueblo and a military burial service at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs.

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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, May 14, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, May 14, 2021

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Peggy & David McLemore

May 14, 2021

Our dear Libbey branch of our family, we are with you in our hearts. There are no words to express the sorry we feel with Chuck's passing, how much smaller our family is becoming, but how blessed we are to have each other. Chuck, Henrietta, Michele, Marilyn, and Mac have left us for now, but think of the joy they are sharing in heaven as they wait for us. With all our love, Peggy & David

Audine & Dennis Stuhlsatz

May 11, 2021

Kathy, (& Jerry) so sorry to hear of your Father's passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Condolences to Brooke, Heather and Travis I'm sure you have many fond memories of your Grandfather to keep in your heart. The first time I met your parents Kathy, they were so friendly and hospitable, and if I remember correctly there was great food and desserts!

Steve Young

May 9, 2021

The Buckley AFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences and our gratitude for SFC Libbey's distinguished service to our country in the Army. If you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), Veterans Affairs (VA), etc. you can contact our office on Buckley AFB at 720-847-6693. The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses/family members with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

Steve Young
Lt Col, USAF, Ret
Director, Buckley AFB RAO

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