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Charles A. Crile Charles was born on May 10, 1932 and went to the lord on May 9, 2014. He was the youngest of seven children born to John Henry and Cordellia Crile. He was born in Watts, Oklahoma and grew up on a farm. Charles served in the army special forces during the Korean War. After his discharge he brought his sister and her family to Rio Dell, CA to be with their brothers. He went to work for Mercer Fraser until he retired 50 years later. Charles met Betty, love of his life and they were married for 57 years. Together they moved to Eureka. Charles helped start Six Rivers Racing Association. He took care of the track as well as racing super stocks. He and Betty also sold race tires at the track. Charles' garage was always open to the neighborhood boys. His hobbies were racing, fishing and hunting. He was always there to help anyone that needed help. Charles and Betty had 19 exchange students as well as nieces and nephews. Charles loved his coffee breaks every day at Adel's. Charles joined the Mad River Honor Guard and was very proud of his participation with the Guard. Charles belonged to the Korean War Vets Association. He was a 32 year member of Humboldt Grange. He loved to cook the pancakes at the monthly breakfasts and visit with friends. He leaves behind his wife Betty, daughter Judy and extended family. He is preceded by his parents, six siblings and his mother and father-in-law. Our thanks to those who sat with Charles when I was away. Especially Paul, Charlene and Shelly. Our thanks to those who called, brought food and the love, prayers and support. Thank you Janice Sue for making time to be with Charles. Memorial services will be held June 21, 2014 at 11 am. At the Veterans Memorial Building, 1020 H Street, Eureka with the Honor Guard officiating. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com and click on obituaries.
Published in Eureka Times-Standard from June 17 to June 18, 2014
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