The Honorable Charles Walter Stenholm (D-TX)

October 26, 1938 - May 17, 2023
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The Honorable Charles Walter Stenholm (D-TX) (“Charlie”) passed away on May 17, 2023. He was 84 years old.   Charlie was born on October 26, 1938, in Stamford, Texas. His parents, Irene and Lambert, raised Charlie (their only child) in a Swedish farming community called Ericksdahl, just east of Stamford. Charlie graduated from Stamford HighContinue Reading

Jerry Golden left a message on May 31, 2023:
Cindy, I am deeply saddened by the loss of this fine man. Through our association at Tarleton, I was privileged to get to know Charlie and you. I greatly enjoyed and appreciated his devotion to Tarleton. I also felt honored that he seemed to enjoy trying to coax me back to the Democrat party after decades of being misguided, but always in a caring and mutually respectful manner that grew to be a kind of game. What I found, and hoped he shared, was the feeling that our view of "politics" were really quite similar--party affiliation aside. He was a true statesman. Knowing Charlie was and is an honor and I will miss him. Knowing you has been an added pleasure. Sharman and I are unable to attend the memorial services but we hold you and your family in our prayers and offer our deepest sympathies. Jerry Golden
Mark Metzler left a message on May 23, 2023:
i walked the halls of the House in Washington with Charlie representing the Texas Alliance. he was respected by everyone we met. They don't make 'em like Charlie anymore. May he rest in peace.
Wiley Funeral Home left a message:
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