Charles Olin Below|
Chuck Below passed away at the age of 85 on October 14th after a long and fulfilling life. He was born June 22, 1928 in Elgin, Illinois. At the age of ten, his family moved to Santa Monica, California where he enjoyed an idyllic childhood of surfing and life guarding. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed in Washington State. He fell in love with the area and graduated from the University of Washington in 1953. He married Betty and had four children. He worked in the insurance and apparel industries. He had a love of life and family (and the Huskies)and an unbridled enthusiasm and optimism which will carry on through his children and grandchildren .Memories of him are numerous and filled with love and laughter He leaves his wife, Patty, son Bruce (Lori) Below, daughters Cathy (Charlie) Weaver, Kim (George) Jackson, and Stacy (Larry) Finch. Grandchildren Matthew Dulemba, George IV, Reese and Brett Jackson, Tyler, Madison and Caitlin Below and Derek Allen. Also two step grandchildren Hailey and Everett.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 9 at 10:00 a.m. at the City View Church
255 Hardie Avenue SW, Renton, WA 98057.
Published in The Seattle Times on Oct. 27, 2013