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Charles Henry Roudabush

November 12, 1927January 8, 2021

Charles Henry Roudabush, 93, a lifelong resident of Shenandoah passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021.

He was born on November 12, 1927 in the Grove Hill area of Shenandoah and was the son of the late Mervie Edward and Elizabeth Mowbray Roudabush.

Charles graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1946. He was a Master Sergeant in the US Army for 30 years before retiring. He loved to butcher, fish, tell stories from his time in the Army and he loved his family.

His wife, Frieda Roudabush, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his sisters, Charmaine Brown of Stanardsville, Gloria Griffith of Luray, Jeanne Clements of Greenville, Becky Greene of Winchester, and Patricia Whitmore of Broadway; special niece, Diane Bosserman, with whom he resided for the last five plus years, and her significant other, Robert Painter of Shenandoah; special nephew, Colin “Buddy” Roudabush, Jr. and wife, Juanita, of Shenandoah; special niece, Teresa Painter and husband, Butch, of Shenandoah; special great nieces and nephew, Brandon Bosserman and wife, Meagan, of Shenandoah, and Kara Bosserman of Shenandoah, Tabatha Lessley of Grottoes, and Tiffany Painter of Shenandoah; great-great-nieces, Montgomery and Maclyn Bosserman both of Shenandoah and Alexis Painter of Luray; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, James Calvin Roudabush and Colin K. Roudabush, Sr.; and sisters, Charlotte Good and Caroline Roudabush.

All services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Page County Animal Shelter, 1261 Goodrich Rd., Stanley, VA 22851.

Lindsey-Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah is handling arrangements; you are encouraged to visit www.lindseykygerfuneralhome.com and send condolences to the family.


  • Family Members will serve as pallbearers

  • Page County Animal Shelter


Charles Henry Roudabush

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Harry Klose

May 4, 2021

I will always remember 1969's Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners here in Columbia with you and Frieda when daddy was away in Vietnam; also, thank you for putting my Saturn V rocket that I got for Christmas'69 together for mutti --- I have a picture of me standing next to it saluting! I'll remember the times that daddy and I went fishing with you on the Congaree, and how you TRIED to teach me how to use a baitcasting reel --- I'm good at it now! Rest in peace, MSG Roudabush --- your tour here on earth is over and your Final Orders are ECOS to Heaven, soldier!

Harry Dieter Klose
Last surviving Klose member

Teresa Painter

January 15, 2021

I tried to think of a special memory of Uncle Charlie, but soon found out how difficult that was. There were too many to count! Every day for the past almost 41 years, you lived with our family at our home place. With Diane last 5 years after you became sick.

You were a constant in our life. Every birthday, holiday, wedding, graduation and all other get togethers , you were there if you could be. Like the soldier you are, you never ran from the bad times either. You were by our side through it all! You are in all our pictures and will be in our hearts forever!

You had that *special bond with my dad, Colin, that touched the hearts of us all. You two were there for each other to the end! You also had that *special bond with all of my dad’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren . Obviously, you were in our life every day!

I was always so proud of you, Uncle Charlie for your 30 years of service in the military. I equally was as proud of the man you were in life always. You were a caring, loving man who would give the shirt off his back to someone in need.

I will miss All the special times I had with you Uncle Charlie. I will miss your stories for sure. I know you are in peace with dad and the rest of our family that have passed before you.

I would always smile, and going to miss so very much, when you said, “Love you too, babe, always did and always will”!

Rest In Peace, Uncle Charlie, until we meet again. I Love you very much.... Always did, and Always Will! ❤️🙏

Love, Teresa

Rebecca Roudabush Greene

January 14, 2021

Charlie, You were a very caring member of our Family, and will be missed so very much.
Love Always,

Special Sisters:
*Rebecca Roudabush Greene
*Gloria Griffith
*Jeanne Clements
*Patricia Whitmore
*Charmaine Brown

Special Niece and Special Nephews:
*Alicia Greene
*John B. Greene, Jr.
*Bryant Clements


Diane Roudabush

January 12, 2021

Uncle Charlie was a huge part of my life. So many memories of when I was a little Child and being told by my daddy that we were going to pick up uncle Charlie from the airport whenever he got to visit from the army. I remember how proud my dad was of his brother. In 1980 when he came to live with our family at my mom and dad‘s house it quickly became relevant how proud my Uncle Charlie was of daddy too. They had a unique bond unlike no other. Uncle Charlie was such a caring individual he would do anything for anybody at any time of the day or night.
I will cherish every single memory that I have with him forever especially the last five years that he lived with me. I will miss his stories, his little chuckle, and especially hearing the words “ I love you, always have, always will!”
Thank you uncle Charlie for loving us all unconditionally and always being there for us! May you Rest In Peace and rejoice in reuniting with all your loved ones in heaven! Till we meet again...I love you... ALWAYS have ALWAYS will!

Natalie Rinaca

January 12, 2021

It was always a pleasure to talk to him at the mailbox or at the house fence in Grove Hill. He liked to talk and always told me something about the Grove Hill area I did not know. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

Gail Herring

January 11, 2021

I did not have the honor to meet this great man but Thank him for my freedom. Prayers for strength and God's comfort

Juanita Roudabush

January 10, 2021


Juanita Roudabush

January 10, 2021

Uncle Charlie was such a kind and caring man. We were blessed he served our country for 30 years and even more blessed he came home and made such a wonderful difference in our lives since 1980. He was most happy when he could do things for others and next to his brother Colin, he was the strongest man I ever met. He did it all with a smile on his face! He left a legacy to be admired and emulated. Your void is felt far and wide but happy to know you and Colin are probably already reunited with each other and all others you loved that passed before you. I know now with you 2 together again, if there is anything broken where you are, it will be fixed soon! Love , prayers, peace and comfort to everyone missing him.

Buddy Roudabush

January 10, 2021

Uncle Charlie taught me so much throughout life. He was such an intelligent man. I am especially thankful for teaching me about guns from a very young age. And helped teach me also along with my parents, how to be a good man to my family and friends. Love you always Charlie.