Chuck Lathram

age 83, passed away April 19, 2013, in Tucson, Arizona, after a long battle with congestive heart failure. Chuck was born in Kentucky and after graduation from high school, he enlisted in the Navy and served almost four years in Alaska during the Korean War as a Seabee. After attending the University of Kentucky and earning an engineering degree at Southern Technical Institute, Georgia, Chuck worked as an engineer on the Titan missile sites all over the West, eventually moving to Tucson. He married Jean in 1959 and had two children, Bernie Lathram (Kathy) and Sarah Cook (Rick) who survive him. He has one grandson, Christopher Cook. In 1976, he married Evelyn, who also survives him. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. Chuck was a life-long learner, earning degrees and certificates in many different fields. He worked as a computer programmer and taught at Pima Community College. Chuck loved the outdoors; hunting, boating, shooting, hiking and was an accomplished photographer. He was proud of the fact that he was a dedicated runner, running more than 60,000 miles, often in 100+ degree weather. In lieu of flowers please make donations in his name to Gospel Rescue Mission Woman's Center, 707 W. Miracle Mile, Tucson, AZ 85705. There will be a Memorial Service Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel at EVERGREEN MORTUARY AND CEMETERY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile.