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Charles Malicki

Charles Malicki

Nov 4, 1929 - Mar 21, 2024
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Charles Malicki, 94, former Riverton, Wyoming resident, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2024 in Grand Junction, Colorado. A memorial mass will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, May 6, 2024, at St. Margarets Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.


Charles B. Malicki was born November 4, 1929 in Billings County, North Dakota to Ignatius and Josephine (Poluck) Malicki. He was raised on the farm in Billings County and graduated from Belfield High School in Belfield, North Dakota.


Charles was baptized into the Catholic faith and was a loyal member of St. Margarets Catholic Church for over 63 years.


Charles joined the U.S. Air Force on June 21, 1948 during the Korean War, and was honorably discharged in 1952.


On May 11, 1955 he married Betty Jane Berger in Belfield, North Dakota at St. Bernards Church. In 1959 the moved to Riverton, Wyoming making it their permanent home and raising their four children.  They were married for over 62 years before Betty passed away on May 28, 2017. Charles moved to Grand Junction, Colorado in 2023 to be closer to his daughters.


Charles worked as the Plant Foreman for Amoco at the Beaver Creek Gas Plant.  He retired from Amoco after 36 years of employment.


Charles enjoyed golf, fishing, and elk hunting.  He was a member of the Riverton Country Club.


He is survived by his sons, Patrick C. (Mary Shafer-Malicki) Malicki of Denver, Colorado and Jeffrey C. Malicki of Camp Verde, Arizona; daughters, Peggy J. (Miles Johnson) Carter of Grand Junction, Colorado and Stephanie K. (Billy P. II) Cecil of Grand Junction, Colorado; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Ignatius and Josephine Malicki; wife, Betty Malicki; infant son, Joseph C. Malicki; and siblings, Franke Malicki, Josephine Godlasky, Martha Widdon, and Pauline Gulka.


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Arrangements under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Crematory, and Monuments.