Chuck Warden Jr. ’41, as told by Barbara Warden McKee ’66
Charles “Chuck” Warden Jr. ’41 married Ruth “Gussie” Ohlsen ’41 in 1942. Betty Rowley ’42 was mom’s (Gussie’s) roommate in Pfeiffer, and all three were lifelong friends.
Mom died in 2004 and Dad and Betty are still close. Betty just turned 94, and dad is working on 97. They were always together through the years, really. Betty moved to Colorado to teach in the early 1950s, so she was always part of the family Christmases and Thanksgivings and often just present because she was so funny and delightful. Both Chuck and Betty live in Boulder in different facilities and keep in touch by phone or for occasional lunches. Both senses of humor are still very much joyful to be around. Old friendships never die!