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“I am so sorry to hear that Charles passed . My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
1 of 36 | Posted by: Betty Jo Johnson - Blanchard, OK

“Daisy and family,<br />I'm so sorry to learn of Chuck's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.<br /...Read More »
2 of 36 | Posted by: Sam Moore - Kailua, HI

“Our condolences to Chuck's family. He was a good neighbor. We knew him for too short a time. ”
3 of 36 | Posted by: Morgan Allsup Family - Cortez, CO

“Chuck was a good neighbor our prayers are out to the family ”
4 of 36 | Posted by: Rodney&Regina Willbanks - Dolores, CO

“To the Mahaffey families, sorry for your loss ”
5 of 36 | Posted by: Ray Patterson - Yellow Jacket, CO

“Daisy, Gary, and Joe We were so sorry to hear about Chuck. The family's are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 36 | Posted by: Steve and Patty Trudeau - Cahone, CO

“Daisy, Gary, Joe and family, Sorry for your loss. You will see my name and remember me as the young girl that used to babysit your kids when you...Read More »
7 of 36 | Posted by: Barbara (wilson) Burke - Medford, OR

“I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Chuck's passing. I always loved seeing him in the summers he always made my visits fun. Sending love and prayers....Read More »
8 of 36 | Posted by: Brandi Largent - Las Cruces, NM

“We are so sorrowed by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. ”
9 of 36 | Posted by: Neil and Terri Jones - Cortez, CO

“Please accept our sincere sympathy in Chuck's passing. He will be missed as a husband, father, grandfather and brother. ”
10 of 36 | Posted by: Lloyd & Fran Hartle - CO - Friend

“Please accept our sincere sympathy in Chuck's passing. He will be missed as a husband, father, grandfather and brother. ”
11 of 36 | Posted by: Lloyd & Fran Hartle - CO - Friend

“Tammy and Ken we have you in our thoughts and prayers. Love you guys ”
12 of 36 | Posted by: Diane and Jim Z - Pompano Beach, FL

“Sorry foryour lose. my god be with you and family . Love you alll Jim and Jeanene Moore ”
13 of 36 | Posted by: James moore - Greeley, CO

“To the Mahaffey Families, With love, sympathy and fond memories, John and Nancy Porter Cortez, Colorado 6-15-17 ”
14 of 36 | Posted by: John and Nancy Porter - Cortez, CO

“Deepest sympathy to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
15 of 36 | Posted by: Cecil Watson - Keizer, OR

“We are so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
16 of 36 | Posted by: Mike and Judy Loyd - CO

“We're very sorry for your loss. God bless you all. ”
17 of 36 | Posted by: Dan and Becky Norris - Tahoka, TX

“Daisy and family, so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. He was always such fun to be around. Mom and Dad thought highly of Chuck, well all of the...Read More »
18 of 36 | Posted by: Rosemary Donahoo - Aztec, NM


19 of 36 | Posted by: Clint Mahaffey Cousin - CA

“Chuck will be greatly missed he was a very good adviser on most everything we ask him about we learned lots from this wonderful man! May God be with...Read More »
20 of 36 | Posted by: Kenneth and Kathie Gorman - CO

“Chuck will be greatly missed he was a very good adviser on most everything we ask him about we learned lots from this wonderful man! May God be with...Read More »
21 of 36 | Posted by: Kenneth and Kathie - CO

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. So sorry for your loss. ”
22 of 36 | Posted by: Denette R Peterman - Midlothian, TX

“My second dad RIP ”
23 of 36 | Posted by: Jake and Susie Honaker - Kimberly, ID

“So sorry, prayers for the Mahaffey family ! ”
24 of 36 | Posted by: Michael Mahaffey. Cousin

“Please accept are condolences. It was good to grow up with such good neighbors. ”
25 of 36 | Posted by: Sid&Hannah Carver - Dolores, CO

“I am so sorry for your loss. Chuck always made me smile when I would see him. I know he will be missed. ”
26 of 36 | Posted by: Carla Armstrong - Cortez, CO

“Daisy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. ”
27 of 36 | Posted by: Karen Kingery - Cedaredge, CO

“Daisy and family We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
28 of 36 | Posted by: Leo and Janet Dennison - Cortez, CO

“We're very sorry for your loss. God bless you all. ”
29 of 36 | Posted by: Bob and Donna Durant - Cortez, CO

“Daisy & family: I'm so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. You are all in my thoughts & prayers. I think I spent more time at your house in the summer...Read More »
30 of 36 | Posted by: Dixie Lee - Yellow Jacket, CO

“Daisy and family, I am so sorry about Chuck's passing. He was such a good man and good friend to everyone. My love thoughts & prayers are...Read More »
31 of 36 | Posted by: Herma Watson - Twin Falls, ID

“Daisy and family; I'm so very sorry for your loss. Chuck was a good friend and will be missed by all. Jean ”
32 of 36 | Posted by: Jean DeGraff - Glendale, AZ

“So sorry for your loss. May memories comfort you at this time and always. Sandy Bertrand Story. ”
33 of 36 | Posted by: Sandy Story - Cortez, CO

“Daisy and all the Mahaffey family: My thoughts are with all of you in the loss of Chuck. Please let me know if I can help you. Chuck was a...Read More »
34 of 36 | Posted by: June Head - Cortez, CO

“Daisy and family--I'm so sorry to hear about Chuck. I'll sure miss my hugs and "How's my girl". None of us are ever ready to let go. My prayers are...Read More »
35 of 36 | Posted by: Pam Thompson - Dolores, CO

“Oh, M.B., Chuck ...your treasure beyond measure. Whispering a prayer for you....Love, In Jesus, ”
36 of 36 | Posted by: Cindy Irvin+ - Cortez, CO


CHARLES LEON "CHUCK" MAHAFFEY Charles Leon Mahaffey was born on August 16, 1932 in Cortez, Colorado and passed away on June 11, 2017. Charles "Chuck" graduate high school in Mesa, Arizona and shortly after joined the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged in 1955. He then returned home to the family farm located in Yellow Jacket, Colorado. Chuck married the love of his life Daisy Johns on November 23, 1956 in Aztec, New Mexico. In 1962, he moved his wife and three children to a farm near Lewis, Colorado. Here, Chuck made a living as a farmer and rancher for the next forty years. His favorite hobbies were pack trips, hunting, and helping his aunt Helen Suckla brand and move cattle. Chuck knew that his children had a love and desire for the rodeo. Knowing this, in order to teach his kids life lessons they built an arena that the entire community could use. Another major milestone in his life was when he became a real estate broker. In 1991, he built his dream home that he designed at Goodman Point and lived there until his health forced him to move to Cortez, Colorado. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Bertha Mahaffey. He is survived by his wife, Daisy Mahaffey; three children, Jerry Mahaffey and his wife, Neeta from Pleasant View, Colorado, Larry Mahaffey and his wife, Jodi from Dolores, Colorado, and Sherri Franchini and her husband, Mike from Cortez, Colorado; his brothers, Gary and Joe Mahaffey and their families; his grandchildren, Gina Sturdevant, Madison Mahaffey, Lucas Mahaffey, Whitney Cox, Jacob Harris, Cody Harris, Cody Jameson, Frankie Robbins, and Lancer Green; his great-grandchildren, Hunter Sturdevant, Tripp Sturdevant, Alana Cox, Jensen Cox, Andi Harris, Candace Cahall, Kyle Cahall, Jubal Robbins, Lana Robbins, Kamber Nelson, and Madeline Green. Chuck's services will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Sunnyside Cemetery in Lewis, Colorado at 10:00 A.M. After the service, a celebration of Chuck's life will be held at the American Legion in Cortez. In lieu of sending flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Guardian Angels organization located at 925 S. Broadway, Suite 286, Cortez, Colorado 81321.

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