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La Grande, Oregon
Charles Francis Feathergill, 79, of La Grande, died Jan. 14 at his home. A viewing will run from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Thomas Miller Mortuary in Corona, Calif. A graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at Crestline Memorial Park in Riverside, Calif.
Charles was born on May 22, 1928, to Oscar and Lucy (Brewer) Feathergill in Champaign, Ill. He was raised and educated in Illinois and after graduating he married his high school sweetheart, Erin “Pat” Kenney. They had nine children together and were married for 26 years. He worked as a shipping clerk for IGA in Illinois for 21 years. He often took on side jobs to support his family.
He later moved to California where he worked as a machinist for various companies. He remarried in 1985 to Cozetta Rainwater. They enjoyed traveling together throughout Oregon and Utah and spent 29 happy years together. Both Pat and Cozetta preceded him in death in 2005.
Charles was a hard worker all of his life and will be remembered as a faithful employee who never missed a day on the job. He was an avid sports fan and an accomplished athlete while in high school. He was a proud grandfather to all his grandchildren and attended many their events over the years.
Survivors include his children, Charles Feathergill of Girdwood, Alaska, James Feathergill of Elgin, Patricia Prowse of Pendleton, Mary Calvin of Indian, Alaska, William Feathergill of South America, Theresa Mays of La Grande, John Feathergill of Champaign, Geralyn Chylewski of Boise and Judith Blinkinsop of Temecula, Calif.; five sons-in-law; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, James Feathergill of Champaign, Vera Gilroy of St. Louis and Bill Feathergill; and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Theodore Feathergill; and a grandson, K.C. Calvin IV.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital to help with the yearly football games the group puts on all over the country, in care of Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.
La Grande Observer – Obituaries For The Week Ending January 19, 2008 – Published: January 19, 2008