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Obituary for Kenneth Wayne Charlesworth

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Kenneth Wayne Charlesworth

September 2, 1930 - April 29, 2012

Kenneth Wayne Charlesworth Sr.On 29 April 2012, Kenneth Wayne Charlesworth returned to his Heavenly Father; after a lengthy battle with Cancer. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ken was born on 2 September 1930 in Ogden, Utah to Ambrose and Frances Charlesworth. He graduated from Ogden High School in 1948. He graduated from Weber State College where he lettered in Tennis. He proudly served in the Navy from 1952-1955. He was a veteran of the Korean War and proudly served aboard the USS Manchester CL-83. Ken married Carol Child. They were married 57 years. He was employed with The Bon Marche, Great Salt Lake Minerals and Chemicals Corporation, and eventually retired from the IRS. He encouraged young people in transportation careers while teaching evening classes at Weber State College. He was Utah’s 1981 Transportation Person of the year. He enjoyed coaching the youth softball and basketball teams in his ward. His hobbies included wood carving, softball, painting, golfing, bowling and watching sports.Ken loved his family and his many friends very much and enjoyed spending time with them. He was preceded in death by his son Steven Dee Charlesworth, his parents, and his seven brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife Carol, and his 3 children: sons, Ken (KC) Charlesworth Jr (wife Jenny), Jeff Charlesworth (wife Katherine), daughter Monique Barszcz, 15 Grandchildren, and 9 Great Grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at the Kanesville Stake Center, 4555 West 4000 South, West Haven. Family will visit with friends on Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, and prior to services on Thursday from 1:00-1:45 p.m. at the Stake Center. Interment will be held at the West Weber Cemetery.Please send us your condolences and a memory at


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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012

Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Kanesville Stake Center


4555 West 4000 South , , West Haven, UT,

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012

Time: 2:00 pm -

Kanesville Stake Center


4555 West 4000 South , , West Haven, UT,

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Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012

West Weber/Taylor Cemetery


1036 South 2800 West, , West Weber , UT, 84404

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Timeline for Kenneth Wayne Charlesworth

Born: September 2, 1930
Died: April 29, 2012

Condolences for Kenneth Wayne Charlesworth

Gwenda and Kevin Toone posted on 5/6/12

Dear Sister Charlesworth and Family.I am so sorry for your loss. Ken will be truly missed. I will always remember his visits to our home, as our visiting teacher. He really taught us a lot. He was a joy. He also "schooled" Kevin at pool. Great Times!!!!Deepest sympathiesKevin and Gwenda Toone


William & Cheryl Lyons, Jr. posted on 5/4/12

Dear Carol & Family,We are truly sorry to hear of Ken's passing. What a wonderful obituary and tribute. He truly was an amazing man! We want you to know that we will always remember him and you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.With deepest sympathy, Bill & Cheryl Lyons, Jr. & Family


Jim and Norrine Gardiner posted on 5/4/12

We enjoyed getting to know Ken and Carol on our many Geodiscipolus trips. Such great times and fond memories! We still love using, with our family, the pipe chimes we all made by 'assembly-line' after hours at Smitty's Garden Center one evening. I appreciated so much the updates from 'Aunt Pat,' who is a great friend in our ward.We hope Carol and the children and grandchildren will find much solace and comfort in treasured memories, in the love and support of friends and family, and especially in the assurance that this life is not the end.


Angie Charlesworth Schalbrack and Family posted on 5/4/12

Uncle Ken was always so fun to be around! From the times spent with the whole Charlesworth clan to the times at lunch with Dad (Bruce) and Mom (Cathy) and Aunt Carol. Those loving eyes and silly faces he would make at Lily and Noah to make them smile and laugh, I will never forget! I also love and cherish the Golf ball duck he gave me years ago, I had to beg a little but was pleasantly surprised when he followed through and made one for me (what an artist!) Looking at my Dad I will always see a bit of "Unc", which warms my heart... how could I not they look so much alike! I am so sorry for your family, for the loss of an amazing man. I am so glad that my family and I have had many opportunities to experience his love, and will miss him much!


Scott & April Butterfield posted on 5/3/12

My favorite memories of Uncle Ken were visiting him and Aunt Carol at their house where they hosted family get togethers. I will miss Uncle Ken teasing us kids and the way he could make my dad laugh!


Eve Meyer Beus posted on 5/3/12

I'm grateful for the fond memories I have of Ken and Carol. I remember watching them dance in a program and thought they were especially good and seemed to have so much fun together. It's been quite a while since I moved out of the ward, but I've never forgotten how Ken made me feel. I always felt that I was someone special to him, though I'm sure he made most people feel the same way. You knew you were his friend. I'm sure he is proud of the wonderful legacy he leaves behind. Their lives add honor to his name. May the Lord bless and comfort you. All my love, Eve


Gordon Hadley posted on 5/3/12

I would like to reflect back on my memories reliative to the Charlesworth family. My memory goes back to the good times spent with Ken in the various sports programs where we were permitted to spend time together with our youth. I remember the times on the baseball field spent teaching our youth the basics of baseball. There were frustrations of course, but there were a lot of positive notes as we witnessed the growth of the young people we were teaching. I remember the many nights spent on the basketball floor in practice and in actual events with the youth as they participated and progressed in their skills of playing basketball. These and a number of other experiences were enjoyed and the memory of them will be cherished. Ken was a fine man and will be missed by all who knew him. My heart goes out to the Charlesworth family in this moment of bereavement but I know that our Heavenly Father loves us all and will help mend the heart and soul of those left behind.


Adam and Dannee Charlesworth posted on 5/3/12

I will forever treasure the times I had with Unc. I had the pleasure of golfing with him along with my Dad and other family (best group ever). I was also fortunate enough to attend many Thursday lunches with Unc and Carol (he always said I ate my food “as fast as the speed of light”). We will miss you Unc. Love ya.Aunt Carol and Family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Love, Adam and Dannee


Jeff DeNaughel posted on 5/2/12

Carol, Jeff, Monique, K.C. and families,With all of our love and support we would like to express our sympathy at this time. We know Ken is having a wonderful reunion with Steve and your other family members in Heaven. We hope that the funeral services and viewings allow you to reflect on the many memories each of you have and that you will gain strength and comfort in the days ahead. Sure do wish we could come! However, we want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.Love, Jeff, Sheryl and family


Amber Charlesworth and Family posted on 5/2/12

Unc-You are and always will be a cherished member of our family. We all miss and love you so much. Aunt Carol and Family- We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love,Amber and Family


Kirk and Annalisa Smith posted on 5/2/12

Ken was someone I was just getting to know these past few years. I wish I had known him when he was in better health! However, because I know his son, Jeff and other family members, I feel I know Ken. His light and goodness shine in all of the children and his sweet wife, Carol. He is a great man with a great family! Many lives, including mine, are forever blessed because of the legacy of faith, goodness and decency Ken leaves behind. Heaven is a better place today because of one good man - there is more joy and more laughter and more goodness on the other side now. Thank you for blessing all of us! May God bless all of the family at this difficult time!We love you!Kirk, Annalisa and Family


Bruce Charlesworth posted on 5/2/12

"Unc" was one of my best friends, a treasured Uncle, more like a brother/father to me. Carol, K.C. Monique & Jeff are my second family, who I love very much. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Unc's passing has left a great void in my life. I will miss the many laughs, our golf excursions, Thursday lunches with Unc and Carol and the many conversations we have had. I love you Unc... see you the other side!Bruce and Cathy





Kerry posted on 5/1/12

Carol, Ken, Jeff and Monique,I received as many lectures from Ken as I did my own father. Many of those lessons "stuck" and helped me become the person I am today. (I am still trying to determine if that is good or bad) :) I will miss Ken.Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you.Kerry


Brad Egbert posted on 5/1/12

I had the great pleasure of meeting Ken years ago and we instantly became friends, and before I knew it I was calling him "Unc". Ken was "one of a kind", in a class all by himself. He was a warm, witty, caring, genuine person who loved life. I was fortunate to play a lot of golf with Ken, Bruce, and Mark and of course "Unc" was the star of the show. His jokes and story telling kept us all "in stitches" and we always had a great time no matter how we played. Ken was an awesome guy and he will be missed by many!R.I.P. my friend


Sandra Shephers posted on 5/1/12

Carol I am so sorry for your loss. You are a very special person and I know the Lord is with you. Love Sandra