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Charles W. Cornett

October 14, 1933 ~ January 5, 2020 (age 86)


Charles Cornett, age 86, left this world Sunday, January 5, 2020. He was born October 14, 1933 to Wayne and Wilma (Gaughan) Cornett in Coffeyville, Kansas. He was raised and attended school there also.

In 1951, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Army.  He was in the 24th Division, 5th Combat Team in Korea. He left the Army in 1953 and returned to Coffeyville where he met his future wife, Gail Moore.

Charles and Gail were married in 1954 and went on to have three children: Cheryl, Wayne & Terri. The family moved to Colorado in 1960. Charles was employed by Martin Marietta and later Gardner Denver. His last job before retirement was Golden Aluminum.

The family moved to Brighton, CO in 1968 and attended Zion Lutheran Church.

Preceding Charles in death were his parents, Wayne Cornett and Wilma Schultz; and stepfather, Robert Schultz; as well asa Aunt Edna Updegraff, Uncle Sam Updegraff and nephew Eddie Knowlton.

Surviving is his wife Gail Cornett, his daughter Cheryl Welch (Colorado Springs), son Wayne Cornett (Wichita, Kansas) and youngest daughter Terri (Brighton, Colorado).  Also surviving include grandchildren, Anthony (Ashley) Welch, Gabriel (Alisha) Welch, Dominic (Sarah) Welch, Lacey (Jose) Ruiz, Ethan (Marissa) Cornett, Mandy Cornett and Megan (Kelly) Pope; great-grandchildren, Gabriel Welch, Phillip Marceleno, Jose, Katherine and Summer Ruiz, Jaxson Perkins, Violet Welch, Noah, Eli and Rosalie Pope, Wren Cornett and great-great-grandchildren, Raina Welch and Saija Welch; sisters, Phyllis Stuckey and Donna (Darrell) Bryant; brothers in law, Noel (Carol) Moore and Phillip (Benita) Moore; sister in law, Ethel Sprinkle; and numerous nieces and nephews

Memorial Service to be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 1400 Skeel Street, in Brighton, Colorado 80601, on Friday, January 10, 2020, 10:00 A.M. with a reception to follow at the church.

Private Burial service to be held at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Zion Lutheran School Tuition Assistance Fund, 1400 Skeel Street, Brighton, Colorado 80601.


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Memorial Service
January 10, 2020

10:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
1400 Skeel Street
Brighton, CO 80601

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