Dallas Donald “Charlie” Hoffecker, 38, died June 10, 2006, at Halfway.
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There was a celebration of his life and memorial service Wednesday at the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church in Halfway. The Rev. Bill Shields and Pastor Cliff Billings officiated.
Charlie was born on Feb. 7, 1968, at Baker City. He was raised at Halfway and Shelton, Wash. He enjoyed the outdoors. His dream was to someday build a cabin far away from the hustle and bustle of life. He loved to hunt and fish.
He was very inventive and creative with photography, story writing, storytelling and woodworking. Charlie packed a whole life time into his 38 years that he shared with his family and friends.
“Charlie, you will be greatly missed; we love you,” his family said.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce “Joycee” Hoffecker; his mother and stepfather, Lynda and Fred Masterson; his father and stepmother, David and Wanda Hoffecker; grandparents, Harry and Shirlee Coyle, Beth Russell and Jack Spalding; children, Trese Helstowski, Jim and Joy Helstowski, Steven and Chrissie Helstowski, Rebecca Helstowski and Ashley Smith; sisters, Day Lynn Bruhn, Reva Barnhart and Delrene and Michael Franz; brothers, James Michael Austin, Marty and Lindsey Masterson and Don and Chrystal Hoffecker; brother-in-law, Laurie Simmons; close and special nephews, Corey Bruhn and Travis Masterson (Charlie and Corey had a very special bond); others nieces and nephews, Quinton, Trevor, Gabrial, Darian, Jeffrey, Eli, Carissa, Don Jr., Makayla, Jonah, Jewell and new addition, Riley, whom Charlie had not yet met; and several aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Gwendolyn Honeycutt; his grandmother, Lenore Spaulding; great-grandfather, W.D. Honeycutt; grandfathers, Dallas Wright and Don Hoffecker; father-in-law, Jim Simmons; and sister-in-law, Linda Barnes.
Memorial contributions may be made to the AA chapter or Christian Church of one’s choice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, BakerCity, Oregon, June 16, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor