Carl L. Whittemore, age 83, a resident of Widefield, Colorado, for fifty-one years, passed away peacefully at home on April 18, 2023.

He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Carl R. and Verla Keith Whittemore. He graduated from Earlville High School in Earlville, Iowa in 1957. Carl joined the U.S. Army in 1957 and completed his basic training at Fort Carson, Colorado. He met and married his beloved wife, Giselle, while serving in Toul, France. He served in the Military Police (MP) and Criminal Investigation Division (CID) for over twenty years, serving in Vietnam in 1967 and in Korea in 1973. Carl retired from active duty as a Master Sergeant in 1974. He realized he could turn his passion for baking at home into a career and began a career as a donut baker and store manager at several local donut shops. Carl was a perfectionist and enjoyed consistently making delicious treats and running a successful business. He worked at Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort as a night auditor until he retired in 2005. Carl enjoyed working in his yard, baking bread, grilling, fishing, watching all sports on TV, playing cards with friends and beautiful drives up to Cripple Creek, Colorado to try his luck.

Carl is survived by his companion, Anna Darmody. He is also survived by his children: Michelle (husband, Robert) Stuart, Michael (partner, Diana Riley) Whittemore, Mariane Whittemore, Stephanie Whittemore; and grandchildren: Amber (husband, Yeong Ho Youm and future great grandchild) Whittemore and Creighten Chambers; his brother, David (wife, Jan) Whittemore; sisters: Marjorie Whitley, Judy Hussman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Giselle; his parents; and his brothers: Donald D. Whittemore and Robert R. Whittemore.

Carl will be laid to rest at a later date at Pikes Peak National Cemetery in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Carl’s memory to the Hospice Foundation of America at

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  1. The Buckley SFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences and our gratitude for MSG Whittemore’s service to our country in the Army. If you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), Veterans Affairs (VA), etc. you can contact our office on Buckley SFB at 720-847-6693 or The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses/family members with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

    Steve Young
    Lt Col, USAF, Ret
    Director, Buckley SFB RAO

  2. We never knew Carl, but we know his children. If the character of a man can be judged by the character of his children Carl was a remarkable man. I’m sorry we never got to meet him.

  3. All our thoughts for Carl from his beloved French family. We will remember all the wonderful moments spent with Carl who will remain in our hearts for long, all the precious moments we lived together in France or in Colorado.
    All our condolences to his children and grandchildren. Plenty of bisous

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