Charles I. Schoonover was born in Greeley, CO on April 23, 1943. He was the son of Lawrence and Bonnie Schoonover of Greeley. He is survived by his wife, Susan J. Schoonover, son Rick L. Schoonover, daughter Marcia(Phil) Olson, and his stepson Jeremy Grant. He is aslo survived by his two sisters, Dede Crawford and Rita Schoonover. He has ten living grandchildren: Alexis Schoonover Price (Jason), Mitchell Schoonover, Jack Schoonover, Natalie Olson, Ashley Olson, Margaret Olson, Briana Olson, Brendan Grant, Kaylie Grant and Emmy Grant. He was predeceased by a grand-daughter Dylanie Schoonover.
Chuck graduated from Greeley Central High School in 1961. He graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Education. Chuck worked at Heath Junior High in Greeley teaching science and coaching wrestling. He received a Masters in Educational Administration from The University of Northern Colorado. He took a job at Eagle, CO. He was a principal for ten years at Eagle Elem. While in Eagle, he built a house from a kit with supplies and a blueprint. In 1979, he took a job with the Thompson School District. He was assigned to Ivy Stockwell Elementary in Berthoud, CO. He built an excellent staff that he nurtured. He often cooked surprise barbeques for them. At noon recess, he played softball with the kids. He knew his students by name, watching over their growth and challenges. He had a heart for handicapped children and their needs. He retired from Ivy Stockwell in June 1999.
After retirement, Chuck and Susan traveled extensively by travel trailer, planes, and ships. They visited 34 National Parks in the United States. In Canada, they went to Banff National Park, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Halifax. He celebrated his mother’s 90th birthday with her at Disney World.
Chuck and Susan were married for 43 years.
He loved to scroll saw to make intricate wood pictures, decorations, and gifts. He took painting classes and did special painting on his creations.
Donations in his memory can be made to Pancreatic Cancer Research at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
A Memorial Service will be held at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 2500 North Garfield Avenue, Loveland CO 80538 at 10:30AM.