Carl Bernard Kinell III (Buena Vista)

Born: Fri., Dec. 15, 1939
Died: Tue., Apr. 9, 2019



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Carl Bernard Kinell III, 79, of Buena Vista, Colorado since 1994 passed away on April 9, 2019 in Buena Vista. He was born December 15, 1939 in Kansas City, Missouri to Carl Bernard Kinell II and Delora Marie (Skaggs) Kinell.  He graduated from the University of Kansas in Lawrence with a Master of Science Degree in geology and worked as a geologist with Chevron Oil in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Carl was an Eagle Scout with the Gold Palm, a member of the National Honor Society, the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity and a member of the Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity.   He had many hobbies including HAM radio, mineral collecting, stamp collecting and coin collecting.

Carl is survived by his sister Nancy Sue Kinney of Overland Park, Kansas.

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Fred W. Jackson, Jr.
   Posted Wed May 08, 2019
I just heard about Carl's passing. He will be missed. I always enjoy seeing and speaking with him at the Stamp Club. We both had parallel interests, stamps, coin collecting and geology. Currently I am the v-president of the Columbine Gem and Mineral Society. There will be a commemorative moment at this Saturday's stamp club meeting. Hoping that if anyone would like to speak with me about his coins just let me know. I hope that I am not being indelicate with previous sentence. If I have please forgive an old man.
Fred Jackson
6555 Ridge Rd.
Salida, Colorado 81201

Conrad Nelson
   Posted Fri May 10, 2019
Dear Nancy,

I moved to Buena Vista in 1993 to marry Grant Heilman, then a neighbor of Carl's. Carl was one of the first people here that I met and got to know so it's been a long history of friendship. Grant died several years ago, but Carl would stop in to see me at my office periodically and we'd catch up. Of course, I also saw his car at the Evergreen every morning where he had breakfast. I am an artist and do collages, most of which have stamps. Once Carl knew this, he would give me envelopes full of stamps he got through the local stamp collectors' society. I know that, at one point, you suggested he move back to Kansas, but he was determined to stay here, and would always report on any sheriff, weather, or other local activity that he knew. It wasn't that long ago that he stopped, and while he acknowledged his COPD, never complained. What a nice, intelligent, good friend he's been. I will miss him, his red car with the special license plate, and I'm sure The Evergreen will miss him. Sincerely, Conrad Nelson

David van der Hoop and the Banana Belt Stamp Club
   Posted Tue May 14, 2019
Carl was a member of The Banana Belt Stamps Club of Buena Vista / Salida Colorado in good standing for many many years.
We had all always enjoyed his attendance and comments at our monthly meetings. He certainly added a lot to the Club’s existence.
His collection will be on display at our meetings for the next full year for all members and visitors to the meetings to admire and enjoy.
He will be greatly missed in Buena Vista at our monthly meetings..
Dave van der Hoop and The Banana Belt Stamps Club.

Nikki Beck
   Posted Sat June 01, 2019
Carl was a very good friend to my family. As I grew up in New Orleans, he was a neighbor and like a second dad to me. When he moved to Colorado, we kept in touch and faithfully remained friends. My family had the privilege of visiting him at his cabin a few times. He enjoyed receiving updated pictures of my family and hearing stories about my kids. I moved to California and tried to get him to move out there, but he loved Buena Vista. He was loved and will be missed!
Nicole (Nikki) Beck and family

Walter Zorn
   Posted Mon June 17, 2019

I just want you to know that Carl was a fellow Amateur Radio Operator (HAM) and he was most always around when I initiated a radio "call" for either conversation, information or help. He was always curious about that was going on in the two-way radio world - for HAMs or other public safety communications (that I support as part of my job.)

As some time has gone on since his passing, there is certainly a noticeable emptiness in the local radio world as the alway friendly, assuring or inquisitive voice is silent.

I miss seeing or hearing Carl ... at the airport, Chaffee County dispatch, and on the radio. He was simply a "good guy."

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