Charles E. Pinkham, age 68, a resident of Bosque Farms, New Mexico lost his courageous battle with cancer on November 24, 2010 with his loving wife, Charlotte and daughter Cheryl and her husband Rob by his side.
Charlie was born on July 8, 1942 in Strong, Maine to Charles and Nellie Pinkham. He attended schools in Strong and Gardner, Maine. He moved to Alaska in 1969 to work on the pipeline. He also lived in Oregon, Washington, and settled in New Mexico where he spent the last 20 years. He loved animals and traveling for pleasure. He was a kind and generous man. He always had a smile on his face, especially after marrying the love of his life Charlotte, on October 14, 2009. Even though they only had a short time together they made each other very happy. He retired as a Teamster in 1991.
Charles was preceded in death by his father, Charles Phillip Pinkham; brother, Freddie Pinkham; sister Susie Pinkham; grandchildren Brian, Rebecca Mae and Samantha and one great-granddaughter Taylor Grace. He is survived by his bride, Charlotte Nadeau Pinkham of Manchester, Maine; mother, Nellie Bachelder Pinkham of Farmington, Maine; brother Phillip Pinkham and his wife Marcy of Avon, Maine; sisters, Muriel Lisherness and her husband Paul of Strong, Maine; and Evelyne Crosson and husband John of Jay, Maine; step-son Blyn Nadeau and his wife Andrea of Maine; daughters, Lynne Pare of San Benito, Texas, Cheryl King and her husband Rob of Spokane, Washington and Carol Mae and her boyfriend Ken Jackson of Brownsville, Texas; son, Charles (Rusty) Pinkham of Ft.Worth, Texas; 4 grandchildren, Sarah Heather Cohn of New Hampshire, Crissy Wolverton and her husband Drew of Spokane, Washington, T.J. Smith of Spokane, Washington and Loel Smith of Terre Haute, Indiana; great-grandchildren Makayla, Carson, Madalyn and SarahÃ¢ÂÂs 2 children.
Charlie will be greatly missed by a lot of family and friends. A celebration of Charles's life will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Riverside Funeral Home of Belen. An online guest register is available at www.riversideofbelen.com