Charles Eugene Bourquin (Charlie), 94, died September 1, 2018 after a prolonged battle with COPD. Charlie was born on March 15, 1924 in Arthur, Nebraska to Frank and Estelle Bourquin. Charlie had four siblings; Virginia Dolph, Marlin Bourquin, Norman Bourquin and Evertt Bourquin. All have preceded him in death.
Charlie was married and widowed twice. He was married to Nell Bondurant for 35 years. They had four children; Bob Hall (deceased), Charles Hall (deceased), Richard Bourquin (Casper, WY), and Diana Foster (Gillette, WY). Charlie has 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Nell preceded Charlie in death on September 27, 1984. Charlie married long time Powell resident Hellen May Moore after the death of his first wife. Hellen has a son George Moore (Atlanta, GA) who has had a close relationship until the time of Charlie’s death. Hellen preceded Charlie in death on June 23, 2008. Charlie had a close and constant companion, Louise Sand (Powell, WY). They shared a loving and close relationship until Charlie’s placement in hospice in July of this year.
Charlie served in the Army Air Corp during World War II and received the Purple Hear for injuries sustained during his service. After an honorable discharge from the armed service, Charlie worked as a cowboy on the VR Ranch near Glenrock, WY. He then worked for Sinclair Oil for 20 years and 20 additional years for True Oil Company from which he retired.
Charlie enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed working in his garden, camping and traveling. Charlie retired and spent the last 38 years of his life in the Powell, WY area.
Services will be held on Saturday September 8th at 1:00 PM, at the American Legion Hall in Powell, WY.
Special thank you to the nurses and CNA’s at Close to Home Hospice in Gillette for your gentle care and kindness.