10 August 1937 – 14 May 2021
Charles passed away at the age of 83 after a full life of family and travel.
Charles was married to his loving wife Sandra for 60 years. Charles retired from the United States Air Force after traveling the world and dragging his family to three different continents.
Charles was preceded in death by wife Sandra. He is survived by daughter Jody Godard and her husband, Glenn Godard; daughter Mary Bowers and her husband, Alan Bowers; son Michael Bednarski; granddaughter Natasha Godard and her husband, Bill Weiss; granddaughter Cassandra Nogales and her husband, Damacio Nogales; grandson Alan Bowers Jr. and his wife, Meghan Bowers; granddaughter Ashley McCraw and her husband, Brandon McCraw; six great-grandchildren; brother Bill Bednarski and his wife Diane Bednarski; several in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Charles and Sandra will rest in peace together at Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, N.M.