Charlie N. Falconer Sr. passed away Nov. 23 2013, at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Charlie was born to Clyde and Alice Falconer and grew up in Canyon Vile, Ore. He graduated from Canyon Vile High School in 1952. After high school, Charlie joined the United States Air Force. He married Della Fay Matson in 1962. Charlie and Della welcomed their son, Charlie Jr, in 1964. Charlie lost Della to breast cancer in 1976.
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Charlie and Charlie Jr moved back and forth from Oregon to Alaska. Charlie met and married his second wife, Shelia Giovando, in 1980. They decided to make Alaska their permanent home. Charlie lost Shelia in 2005.
Charlie's creative spirit, warm smile and generous nature will be missed by all who had the privilege to know him. He always had a joke to tell or friendly advice to give. He was always up for a game of pool or a trip to Chitina.
Charlie is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Charlie and Sherry Falconer; grandchildren Allen Doll, Carlie Falconer and Jenna Falconer; great-grandson Nathaniel Doll; step-children Barbara Hodges and Dewayne Gumm; brothers Mike Jackson and Doug Falconer; sisters Aloma Crayton and Fran Baughman; plus multiple nieces and nephews.
Charlie is preceded in death by his brothers Jackie Falconer, Ted Falconer and John Falconer; sisters Vicky Firanzi, Patience Falconer and Pat Paterson; step-son Gary Gumm; and step-grandson John Gumm.
Charlie is greatly missed by all!
Published in Daily News-Miner on Dec. 15, 2013