Charles H. Ten Eyck

Charles H. Ten Eyck, 89, of Sedona died Nov. 4, 2012. He was born in Fabius, NY, on June 13, 1923, to Henry and Lula Ten Eyck.


Charles joined the Army in 1943 during World War II, where he participated in the Normandy Invasion. He received a field promotion to 2nd lieutenant in the Signal Corps in Europe.


He spent most of his life in the construction industry as a general contractor/ homebuilder. He started out with his brother and father in upstate New York and then continued in construction upon moving to Phoenix in 1959.


He also worked for the City of Phoenix in the Building Inspections department for nine years. He built several homes in Sedona, including two for himself and his wife, Eunice, where they have lived for over 30 years.


Charles was an outdoorsman and avid fisherman. He was a talented woodcarver and woodworker, creating many functional and artistic pieces for family and friends.


Charles is survived by Eunice, his wife of 65 years, his son Art (Carlene) and his daughter Patricia; grandchildren Lauren Martin (Jeremy) and Clayton Ten Eyck (Emily) and four great-grandchildren.


A memorial gathering is planned for Nov. 17 at the Sedona Historical Museum. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Northern Arizona Hospice, 269 South Candy Lane, Cottonwood, AZ 86326.

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