Charles r. Iden

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Charles R. Iden Charles "Chuck" Iden, 90, passed away on April 24, 2013 at the VA Hospital in Fresno, CA. He was born on September 1, 1922 in Visalia, CA to Ralph and Gyneth Iden. He grew up in Visalia. He graduated from Visalia Union High School in 1939 and attended College at Visalia Junior College. He joined the US Marines in 1942 and served for 3 years. He served in World War II and was honorably discharged in 1945, achieving the rank of Second Lieutenant. He worked for the Tulare County Road Department as a Traffic Engineer where he worked for 12 years. He opened Magic Hand Drawing and Drafting Service in 1962 and worked until his retirement at the age of 84. Dad married the love of his life, Mary Jane Meek, in 1947 in Madera. CA. They were happily married for 66 years. Dad enjoyed bowling and playing Keno. Dad was preceded in death by both his parents and his sister, Cleo Trout. He is survived by his spouse Mary Jane of Visalia; his son Chris (Marie) of North Fork and hisdaughter Linda Fitzgerald (Leon) of Visalia; 2 grand-children and a niece and nephew. A memorial service will be held at a future date. Condolences may be left on Charles R. Iden's online guest book at

Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on May 1, 2013
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