Obituary: Charles Amos Berthot | The Independent Green


Charles Amos Berthot

1926 – 2022

Charles Amos Berthot, 95, died on February 12, 2022 after a brief illness… NOT COVID! Charles, often referred to as “Bobcat Charlie”, was born on December 30, 1926 in Chanute, Kansas to the late Charlie Berthot and Lena Chandler Berthot.

After graduating from Chanute High School in 1944, he volunteered for the Navy at age 17 and served honorably in World War II. He began his studies at UC Berkley and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1949 in architectural engineering. He has built numerous residential and commercial projects throughout Kansas and Arizona.

He is predeceased by his wife of 35 years, Dorothy Drane Berthot; his parents, his two sisters Leona and Mary Alice and his brother Hugh; daughter Christine A. Poertner, son-in-law, Kelly McGuire, and Esther L. Franklin Berthot, mother of his children. Charles is survived by his children: son, Clay C. Berthot of Locust, North Carolina; daughters: Lisa J. Haliotis (Peter) of Greece, Bridget L. Brush (Barry) of Charlotte, North Carolina, Mary Janae Berthot of Phoenix, Arizona, Polly B. McGuire of Park Hill, Oklahoma, Ellen B. Sandoval (Rueben ) of Clarkdale, Arizona; stepchildren: Kathie Lederman (Marc) of Culpepper, Virginia, Mike Cannan of Nacogdoches, Texas, Pat Cannan (Michelle) of Arvada, Colorado, Rob Cannan of Broomfield, Colorado; 22 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Charles is survived by his older sister, Margaret Hollenshead (110) of Chanute, Kansas, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Charles also left behind Eddie, his furry friend, special friends Steve Morrow (Karen), Reg and Steve Bittner, Gerry Knutson, Tamalane “Ivey” and Robin Ebert, all from the Camp Verde area. He spent every possible opportunity visiting his friends at Cottonwood, Dennis Bayless and Amy, Dr. Marvin Colvin and his friends at Casey’s Cowboy Shop. Although Charles is very independent, he relied on his “go to gal” Penelope Cook of the Verde View Senior Apartments, who kept him electronically connected and made his copies of the “real news” he shared with his family and friends.

Charlie was one of a kind: voracious reader, outdoor enthusiast, pilot, builder, horse and dog breeder and trainer, gun and knife enthusiast, hunter and survivalist.

He loved animals, art, music, poetry, writing, good conversation and POLITICS! No matter the subject, he had the Book!

A memorial service will be held soon, details to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Charles’s name to Compassus Palliative Care, Humane Society, NRA or a charity of your choice.

Information provided by the family.


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