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Charles Anderson, a former resident of Joseph and Baker City, died April 30, 2006, in Baker, Mont. He was 57. Funeral services will be held May 8 at 2 p.m. at Baker United Methodist Church in Baker City. A full obituary will run in next week’s paper.
Wallowa County Chieftain, May 4, 2006
Charles Anderson, a former resident of Joseph and Baker City, died April 30, 2006, in Baker, Mont. He was 57.
Mr. Anderson was born Aug. 6, 1948, to Eldon James and Roberta May Griffin Anderson in The Dalles. He grew up and attended elementary and high school in Condon, where he graduated in 1966.
He attended Central Oregon Community College in Bend and received a degree in natural resources. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War.
After his service, Mr. Anderson returned to John Day and began working for the U.S. Forest Service in range management. In 1980, he was transferred to Joseph where he remained until 1993.
He enjoyed working in the field with a pack string of mules and going down to the Snake River.
After retiring in 1993, he purchased a ranch in Baker City and fulfilled a lifelong goal of raising cattle and horses. While living in Baker City, he met Kathleen Foster and they married May 4, 2001.
In 2002 they purchased a ranch south of Plevna, Mont. Mr. Anderson greatly enjoyed the outdoors and being around animals. He was passionate about his family and took pride in everything he did.
Survivors include his wife Kathleen of Plevna; two daughters, Mandie Reed of Harlowton, Mont., and Paddie Cape of Amity; mother Roberta Williams of Culver; two stepsons Chad Oster of Bigfork, Mont. and Collin Cruickshank of Eugene; a stepdaughter Andrea Cruickshank of Shreveport, La.; five grandchildren, Riley and Eric Reed, Abigal Cape, Colton and Kyler Oster; brother Kevin Anderson of Bend and sister Susan Cornett of Moses Lake, Wash.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eldon.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com.
Funeral services have been held.
Wallowa County Chieftain, May 11, 2006