In memory of
Richard Denver "Den" Charlton
In memory of
Richard Denver "Den" Charlton
In Loving Memory Richard Denver 'Den' Charlton Oct. 5, 1942 - June 20, 2019 In memory of Den Charlton—a man well-loved, a life well-lived—on the first anniversary of his death from complications of Parkinson's Disease. He died on the day of the 54th anniversary of his marriage to Barbara (Flint) Charlton. Den was born in Bend, Ore., to Araidean and Dale Charlton. He attended primary and secondary schools in Redmond, Ore. After high school, he enrolled at Willamette University in Salem, Ore., where he met Barb. Following graduation, they married June 20, 1965, later moving to Portland where Den received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Portland in 1973. His career included time as director of the child neurology department at Good Samaritan Hospital, a term as president of the Oregon Psychological Association, and a long private practice. Den was a competitive guy, as evidenced by a high school state track and field championship in the discus, a record that stood for many years; and by his quest to challenge himself with rivers of higher and higher grades of difficulty in the sport of white-water rafting. Den was a big guy, a strong guy. But he could surprise you with his softer side. He was devoted to Barb, their children, and their grandchildren. He treasured his friends. He was a kind and generous soul. Den had his passions, among them his life's work, rafting, travel, photography, sports, music, good food and good wine. His taste in music was eclectic, ranging from rock 'n' roll to operatic tenors. Den loved to travel. He and Barb checked off many bucket list destinations around the world. He and Barb also enjoyed cruising, which became the preferred travel mode when Parkinson's limited his mobility. The Oregon seacoast was also a favorite destination. Den was curious about people and how they think. He was a realist—clear-eyed, logical, analytical. He was a good listener. He had a wicked sense of humor and loved to laugh, but never at the expense of others. He is missed and remembered by those he left behind. In Lake Oswego, he is survived by his wife, Barb; their son, Rick, and his children, Devi and Asher; their daughter, Jenny, and her children, Declan and Blake; and in Salem, Ore., his brother, Don Charlton. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Richard Denver "Den" Charlton
In Loving Memory Richard Denver 'Den' Charlton Oct. 5, 1942 - June 20, 2019 In memory of Den Charlton—a man well-loved, a life well-lived—on the first anniversary of his death from complications of Parkinson's Disease. He died on the day of the 54th anniversary of his marriage to Barbara (Flint) Charlton. Den was born in Bend, Ore., to Araidean and Dale Charlton. He attended primary and secondary schools in Redmond, Ore. After high school, he enrolled at Willamette University in Salem, Ore., where he met Barb. Following graduation, they married June 20, 1965, later moving to Portland where Den received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Portland in 1973. His career included time as director of the child neurology department at Good Samaritan Hospital, a term as president of the Oregon Psychological Association, and a long private practice. Den was a competitive guy, as evidenced by a high school state track and field championship in the discus, a record that stood for many years; and by his quest to challenge himself with rivers of higher and higher grades of difficulty in the sport of white-water rafting. Den was a big guy, a strong guy. But he could surprise you with his softer side. He was devoted to Barb, their children, and their grandchildren. He treasured his friends. He was a kind and generous soul. Den had his passions, among them his life's work, rafting, travel, photography, sports, music, good food and good wine. His taste in music was eclectic, ranging from rock 'n' roll to operatic tenors. Den loved to travel. He and Barb checked off many bucket list destinations around the world. He and Barb also enjoyed cruising, which became the preferred travel mode when Parkinson's limited his mobility. The Oregon seacoast was also a favorite destination. Den was curious about people and how they think. He was a realist—clear-eyed, logical, analytical. He was a good listener. He had a wicked sense of humor and loved to laugh, but never at the expense of others. He is missed and remembered by those he left behind. In Lake Oswego, he is survived by his wife, Barb; their son, Rick, and his children, Devi and Asher; their daughter, Jenny, and her children, Declan and Blake; and in Salem, Ore., his brother, Don Charlton. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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