Charles Matthew Root, age 57, of Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2021. Charles was born June 16, 1964 in Los Angeles, California.
Charles graduated from Fallbrook High School, Fallbrook, CA in 1982. Good Time Charlie aka "Chuck" was a successful entrepreneur and restaurant owner with a passion and lasor-like focus on wine-making its vinification and production. As a certified Sommelier and foodie, Charlie enjoyed winemaking and preparing delicious meals for his family, friends, and strangers alike. He was a subject matter expert in the Food and Beverage industry nd served as a consultant and mentor. Living in harmony with the outdoors, Charlie was an avid fisherman, expert Alpine skier, and a nomadic traveler, having visited nearly all continents on the planet. Perpetual motion was his friend and he never stopped; he lived his life full-on!
Charlie spent the past summer with loving family members and friends, baptizing the Pacific Ocean at State Beach San Clemente, Trail One. He loved body surfing, boogie boarding, surfing and swimming, which he learned as a toddler more than 50 years ago.
Charlie is survived by eight elder siblings, numerous nephews, and nieces. He will be missed by everyone, including his friends sprinkled throughout our country and the world.
A celebration of life for Charles was held on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Funeraria del Angel Chula Vista Funeral Home.
Charles will be laid to rest in the San Joaquin Cemetery in New Mexico.
The family of Charles Root has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477 www.devargasfuneral.com