PARKER, Colo. -- Sitting inside of her Parker home, Teri Vogel says she and her husband Edward “Chuck” Vogel were life partners.
“We met in high school and dated for about five and-a-half years, got married, been married for 40 years, would be 41 in August.”
Their time was cut short after Chuck went on one of his usual bike rides through the neighborhood the morning of July 4.
“He probably left the house a little before 6:30 and left me a little note of the microwave like he always does when he leaves somewhere before I get up.”
Later than morning Teri says she got a call from the hospital.
“I got a phone call from Parker Adventist at ten 'til seven saying that my husband was in the ER and asked me if he had been on a bike ride that morning," she said.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says Chuck was hit while riding his bike near Core Knowledge Charter School. They say they have obtained pictures of the car but have not found the driver.
Teri says she feels like their time with Chuck was stolen.
“Very heart breaking to think you worked so hard for so long and that you didn’t know you were going to lose this time together. You feel robbed, you feel cheated.” she said.
This year, Chuck would have been a grandfather for the first time. Family members say he would have made an amazing grandfather.