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Baker City, Oregon
Charles Earl “Chuck” Wilson, 61, of Baker City, died June 1, 2002, at St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise.
His graveside funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Leonard Hill of the Halfway Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will officiate. There will be a potluck afterward at the Halfway Lions Park.
Chuck was born on Nov. 19, 1940, to Frank and Martha Connor Wilson at Cambridge, Idaho.
Chuck worked as a long-haul truck driver for part of his life and as contract mail carrier in the Baker City and Halfway areas until his retirement in 1990. At that time, he began spending his winters in Arizona and his summers in Baker City.
Chuck loved fishing and camping and had a huge love for cars and for working on them.
Survivors include his son, Charles Wilson Jr. of Pasco, Wash.; his sisters, Fern Schell of Gresham and Darlene Carpenter of Baker City; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was living with his nephew, Daniel Wilson and his family in Ontario, at the time of his death.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Martha Wilson of Halfway; his brothers, Darrell and Donald Wilson and Vernon and Lee Curry; and his sister, Evelyn Lyman.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 7, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor