CHARLES BURTON BANKS Jr. Oct. 8, 2021
Charles Burton Banks Jr. “Burt”, passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 at the age of 84 in Green Valley, AZ.
Burt was born in Kansas City, Kansas and spent his childhood years in Kansas City and at the Lake Of The Ozarks. In 1958 he married Carol Ann Mears and while attending the University of Kansas he welcomed a son, Chuck, and a daughter, Kelly. In 1966 he earned his Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics.
In 1967 Burt and Carol moved their family to Los Alamos, where Burt began working at Los Alamos National Laboratory. During his many years at the Lab he made lasting contributions and was greatly respected.
After retirement, Burt and Carol spent many winters in Green Valley, AZ. He moved to Green Valley full time after Carol passed away.
A meticulous craftsman, Burt turned and built many wooden masterpieces, and in later years learned to build golf clubs as well. Burt was an avid golfer and a Jr. Master in Competitive Bridge.
He had many loving and loyal friends, was an awesome Grandpa and Great Grandpa. Burt was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Carol Ann Banks.
He is survived by his children: Charles B Banks III (Carol Banks) and Kelly L. Parker (Brad Parker). Grandchildren: Charles F. Banks (Valerie Ortiz), Casey Parker (Adam Hernandez) and Jamie Parker (Andrew Schein). Great Grandchildren: Zachary and Victoria Banks and Evie P. Hernandez.
A celebration of life to be held in spring/summer of 2022.
Charles Burton Banks Jr. ‘Burt’, passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 at the age of 84 in Green Valley, Ariz. Courtesy photo