Charles Truman Illsley
Charles Truman Illsley
  • November 16, 1925 - November 16, 2017
  • Grand Lake, Colorado

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The son of Charles and Blanche (DeLan) Illsley of Plaistow, New Hampshire. After graduating high school, Charles enlisted in the US Army. He served his country in the Rhineland Central European Theater of World War II, from 1944 through 1947.
On September 10th, 1952, He married the love of his life Barbara Saunders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
In 1953 he received his BS degree from University of New Hampshire majoring in Geology. In 1955 he received his MS degree From Penn State University majoring in Geochemistry. After graduating college, he was a Geochemist for US Atomic Energy Commission until 1961.
Charles had numerous publications that spanned from 1953 through 1982, including a patent application in 1967. He retired from Dow Chemical - Rocky Flats, Golden, Co in 1988 after a 27year career.
To name a few organizations, Charles was a member of: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Rotary International (Youth exchange Program & Germany Liaison) and Toastmasters.
Charles is survived by his son Glenn (Sharon) Illsley of Kenai, Alaska.
He is preceded in death by his Father, Mother, Wife, Brother Russell and Son Brian.
Charles lived a life full of love and friendships. In his life, Charles traveled extensively, making friends easily wherever he traveled. Among the many friends in Germany, Maria, Heidi & Ralf.
He was always drawn back by the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Grand Lake, Colorado.

Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Highland Mortuary & Cemetery, Thornton, CO.