Self, Charles Raymond

Self, Charles Raymond


Chuck Self, died unexpectedly from complications of a heart attack and pneumonia on 27 November 2018 in Mesa, Arizona at the age of 88.  Chuck was born in Saguache, Colorado to Ed and Stella Self on 5 August 1930.  He spent 25 years in military service, retiring from the Air Force in 1973.

During high school in Monte Vista, he joined the Army National Guard. After the National Guard, he tried to reenlist in the Army, but they were out to lunch so he joined the Army Air Corps. He retired from the Air Force in 1973 after 25 years of military service.  He served in Europe, the Pacific (where he saw combat in both Korea and Viet Nam) and all across the United States.

Chuck is survived by his brothers: Merv (Darla) and Bill (Peggy), his sister Beatrice, his children Cindy (Mark), Ric (Tina), Sharon (Kenny), Rory (Karen) and his former wife Jo. His son Robb predeceased him.  He leaves behind 11 grandchildren: Linzy, Katie, Amy, Krista, Lisa, Chantalle, Becca, Rachel, Mark, Kaela and Cara along with 11 great grandchildren: Brooklyn, Stella, Emily, Rainie, Marshall, Willow, Robert, Lilly, Jack, Millie and Troy. Lots of nieces, nephews, cousins along with his beloved Seton Girls basketball team – extended family will all miss him terribly.

A memorial service celebrating Chuck’s life will be held on 7 December 2018 at 1100am at the 1st Presbyterian Church (161 N. Mesa Drive  Mesa, AZ). He will be interred (with ceremonies) at the Colorado State Veterans Center Cemetery in Monte Vista (Homelake), Colorado later next summer.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in his honor to one of the following organizations:

  • Arizona Patriot Guard (
  • Bugles Across America (
  • Wreaths Across America ( for the cemetery where he will be interred use code COCSVC)

He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and anyone who knew him.

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13 responses to Self, Charles Raymond

  1. My heart aches for the Self (Brause) family at the passing of this dear, dear man. May God bring you peace and comfort through many shared, happy memories.

  2. Luanne Lee says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you
    He will always be here in you memories


  3. RIP Chuck you will be missed . My prayers are with your family and us many friends who will miss you Rest in Peace my friend.

  4. Please accept my condolences to the family. I just met him for the first time in October. He was such a delightful and polite man.

  5. Lisa Battin says:

    Mr. Self was a wonderful man. It was a privilege to know him. My heart goes out to you at this time. I’m sorry, this holiday season will be so hard for you without him. He had such a fun, exciting personality. He will be missed, but certainly more at this time of year. All our love to you,
    Dave, Lisa, and Roman.

  6. Cindy our condolences to all the family.

  7. I’m so sorry to hear about Chuck. We have fond memories hanging out with him in the dunes back in the day.

    My thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  8. Cindy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time
    God bless

  9. Tamara Rinck says:

    Chuck was a wonderful person, kind to everyone. Glad to share my birthday with this true gentleman! Rest in Peace.

  10. LC says:

    Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we received from God.

  11. Oh, Sharon…a loss so great for you all. He’s surely getting a hero’s welcome in heaven! God bless your family.

  12. A true fan of the Seton girls basketball team. Without fail after each game, he would approach the scorer table, to say hello and shake my hand. He was a genuine, loving, good man!

    Thanks Chuck,


  13. RP says:

    To Charles’s family and friends, please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. It’s so hard to lose someone we love, but the seeming finality of death is what makes it especially difficult. Job 14:14,15 gives us confidence that Jehovah God yearns to bring back to life the dead who are preserved in his memory. The Bible gives us a wonderful hope of living in a paradise on earth and seeing the resurrection of our dead loved ones. (Luke 23:43; John 5:28,29) May this bring you some comfort and strength, remembering that soon God will wipe away our tears and swallow up death forever. (Isaiah 25:8)

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