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|Posted by: Fred W. Jackson, Jr.|
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.
6555 Ridge Rd.
Salida, Colorado 81201
|Posted by: Conrad Nelson|
Fri May 10, 2019
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
|Posted by: David van der Hoop and the Banana Belt Stamp Club|
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.
|Posted by: Nikki Beck|
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
|Posted by: Walter Zorn|
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."