Charles D. Axtell
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Charles D. Axtell Charles D. Axtell, passed away November 2nd, 2019. He is survived by his wife and children. Services will be held December 12, 2019 at Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 23029 Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ
Published on December 5, 2019


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Joanne Bosley
Dec 10, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to Charlie’s entire family. I have many fond memories from childhood of the Axtell’s.
He was a very kind man who will be missed by many.
Kate and Nate Martinez
Dec 10, 2019
So sorry for you loss Susan and family . I know how much you loved your Dad Susan , prayers and hugs to you.
Dec 09, 2019
Charlie will be greatly missed by all of his friends , especially at the American Legion , where he was greatly loved & admired . I can't say more than what Sue , Alan & Erica did , other than we all agree , we lost a truly genuine & great man with Charlie's passing & will miss his stories & the history of the Old West , the dry humor , his willingness to hop on a plane & go up for breakfast with a buddy , they will all be missed .
Sue Mcmullan
Dec 09, 2019
One of my favorite photos of his last birthday celebration
Sue Mcmullan
Dec 09, 2019
One of our special pictures of his last Birthday celebration.
Sue Mcmullan
Dec 09, 2019
Dad is gone. He left us.
But he left us with more cherished memories than he could have imagined.
He left us with memories of a treasured childhood, magical Christmas mornings, numer6 camping and fishing trips and so much more.
He truly loved all if his Children, Grandchildren and Great grandchildren.
Always and ever present for every event, birthday, wedding, any family gathering.
He spent many years volunteering as our little league softball coach, and years after, attended his grandkids outings.
He was with me when my daughter was born and never left my side.
His life was always busy but he made time to be present.
He left us with amazing stories and escapades about his lif
...e experiences, and never failed to add in his unmistakable wit and sense of humor. Always in great detail.
He stayed involved the the very end.
He was a man of great accomplishments, yet never bragging or boastful.
He always stated that he was ever so bl6 to have such true friends. What he didn't realize us that in turn each and every person that he met was touched deeply by knowing him.
It was easy for him to make friends with his kind genuine demeanor.
He had a deep love for the outdoors and nature , and be found his true passion on his pack trips with his friends and his ol pal Rachel. They shared a special bond for over 30 years.
He had a true love of history and family history, which he talked about a lot in his later years. His hope was that it would not be forgotten. It will carry on with us.
He left his mark on this world with more depth can he could have ever thought po8.
The day he passed away, I noticed that this world had lost so much of it's color, it magic.
It made me sad but soon understood that he deserved to take this with him It was his world for 92 years.
Charlie Axtell was the caboose on the family train, yet also the leader of the pack.
I will someday learn to live in this world without him, I don't quite know how long that takes.
92 years. What a wonderful life.
In my selfishness, k wanted more, one more trip, one more celebration, one more phone call.
How many years are enough? Never enough.
I am lea8 that his work was done here with all of us, he too, has a new journey to take, and I take comfort in knowing that his time right now is more beautiful than can ever be imagined.
He truly was, as he always stated," I'm the last of the Mohicans".
Find peace and true happiness on those trails Dad! You will live on forever in so many hearts you so deeply touched! You'll never know just how much I love you"!
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Alan and Erica
Dec 08, 2019
Uncle Charlie was a quiet soul, who loved history and his family. Born July 15, 1927 on the JO Bar Ranch in Tombstone, AZ to cowboy poet Robert Hood Reeves Axtell and mother Geneva Campbell, he was always a cowboy at heart. He spent his adult life serving his country during WW2 on liberty ship Benjamin A. Fisher and later his community working as a grocery store butcher. We will miss his stories and gentle nature. Thank you, Uncle Charlie, for enriching our lives.