Charles Edward Greer passed away peacefully at his home in Oceanside, CA on July 11, 2020. Chuck, as he was known by his family and innumerable friends, was born on Feb. 3, 1930 in Paonia CO to Abbie and Melvina Greer. He was the oldest of four children (all having preceded him in death except his youngest brother Guy) and grew up understanding the value of hard work and frugal living.
He is survived by the only true love of his life Barbara Ann Johnson Greer, whom he met before serving a full time mission in the NW States for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; and married two days after returning home from his dedicated missionary service. They were blessed with six adoring children; Joel (Annette), Mathew (Terrilyn), Christine, Mark (Becky), Jennifer (John) Gibbons and Kara (Jason) McDonald. Their progeny extends two additional generations with 27 grand and 40 great-grandchildren, all of whom have had his love for life indelibly imprinted on their very souls by the example he consistently set.
He attended the Univ. of Utah and spent his professional career in the Insurance business, retiring in 1984 as Risk Manager for BYU, then starting a successful insurance consulting business - still in operation.
He leaves a legacy of love, integrity, hard work, joy and service having spent his life pursuing his ultimate goal of becoming like His Savior in the service of his family and his fellow man. He will always be remembered for his quick smile and patient demeanor, and his complete dedication to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He lived by his word and died in the Lord, and will be sorely missed by all who know and love him for eternity.
We wish to express a special thank you to our sister Kara, for the devotion and care extended to both Dad and Mom during these years when extra help was much needed and greatly appreciated.
Happy trails Dad, you are finally home, home on the range!
Barbara - I just happened upon Chuck's obituary (I am a Utah girl at heart and still read the local newspaper) and was instantly flooded with so many great memories of our days in Scottsdale. How we loved being with you and your family. I just recently ran onto a photo of you and Chuck at some sort of church activity held in our home with everyone crammed into our little living room. It was back in the 60s. We surely all did know how to have a good time - lots of fun and laughter.
You and Chuck were a "true partnership." We seldom saw one of you without the other. Now you can look forward to an eternal partnership.
Sending our love and condolences.
Russ and Barbara Benson