Charles Everet Toll
Dec 11, 1916-Jan 30, 2013
Resident of Lafayette
Charles Evert Toll was born in Parsons Kansas. He became a member of the DeMolay and graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Engineering. During breaks from schools, Charles worked in the copper mines in Bisbee, Arizona including his father's mine the Shattuck. At ASU Charles met his future wife Dorothy Nichols. During the war, Dorothy taught at school and Charles worked as a tool designer. After the war, Charles taught drafting at Phoenix Technical University. It was while visiting family in Northern California that he was taken by the beauty of the Moraga area. In 1955 Charles was hired as a 7th and 8th grade principal and teacher. Later he became superintendent of a two-room schoolhouse in Moraga. There were 50 students and only three teachers in these two school rooms. Charles was in charge of the district needs as the school district population increased. A new school needed to be built so in addition to being principal, he also had to become the district building agent. He was one of the members of the board that started the LMYA Sports Association. He also started the Moraga Valley Kiwanis Club in 1976. He was inducted into the DeMolay Legion of Honor in 2000. He became a member of the Mason's Acalanes Fellowship Lodge 480 in 1995, receiving the Hiram Award. He is survived by sons Dennis and David Toll, daughter January Harris, 10 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.
There will be a Funeral Service at Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church Friday February 8 at 1PM with interment to follow at Oakmont Memorial Park. Viewing will be Thursday February 7 from 6 to 8 pm at Hull's Walnut Creek Chapel.
Published in Contra Costa Times from Feb. 6 to Feb. 7, 2013