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Charles C. Foreman


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Charles C. Foreman Obituary
November 18, 1957 - January 19, 2017 Charles (Chuck) Foreman died at home in Happy Valley, OR, after a brief battle with cancer. He was with loved ones when he passed at the age of 59. His devotion to family and spiritual beliefs supported him in his journey of life and gave him peace. Charles is survived by his wife Lynn Foreman; children Grace Phillips (Glen), Allie Foreman, and Natalie Foreman, adopted son Justin Foreman, and stepchildren Alanna Monroe-Loop (Mike) and Adrian Monroe, all in the Portland, OR area. He is also survived by his father, Richard G. Foreman of Pacific City, OR/Green Valley, AZ; grandchildren, Violet and Ivy Phillips of Portland; siblings Deborah Foreman (Don) of Waitsburg, WA, Richard G. Foreman, Jr. (Anne) of Los Angeles, CA, and Nancy Lucich (Todd) of Batavia, IL; and numerous other family throughout the USA. He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents. Chuck was born at Ft. Belvoir, VA, to Capt. Foreman of Gresham, OR, and Shirley Foreman (nee Eldert) of Alexandria, VA, and was the youngest of four "Army brats." His "Army" life led him to quarters in Virginia, Hawaii, Oregon and Texas. After his father's retirement in 1967, the family settled in the Portland area. Charles graduated from Clackamas High School in 1975. His higher education was mainly from the "School of Hard Knocks." He lived in the Portland area during his lifetime as he raised his family, remodeling several homes in the inner city, then building his Happy Valley home himself in the early 1990s. Charles married his partner of many years, wife Lynn Foreman on December 18, 2016. Chuck's early career was working on heating and air conditioning installations for residential projects. He eventually graduated to commercial construction, first with Total Mechanical where he became partner, and more recently employed with GLUMAC Engineers, mainly in Portland and Los Angeles offices. In the past several decades, he served as project manager for mechanical installations for the recently constructed 73-story Wilshire Grand Tower in Los Angeles, the renovation of 18-story Edith Green - Wendall Wyatt Federal Building in Portland, Portland International Airport renovation/ expansion, and expansions at Oregon Health & Science University campus in Portland. Charles was a 20+-year member of AA. He was passionate about helping others with their addictions and bravely faced his life challenges. Many summers he fished with his dad at Pacific City, and many winters he worked on Ski Patrol or skiing with family at Mt. Hood. He also loved golfing and flying. A Memorial Service is scheduled February 25, 1:00 p.m., at Sunnyside Church, 13231 SE Sunnyside Road, Happy Valley. Donations to Come Rest Awhile, Care Partners Hospice and Palliative Care, or Oregon Public Broadcasting, details at www.WilhelmPortlandMemorial.com, are encouraged. Prayers, condolences, and memories are gladly accepted at Wilhelm, where there is also a full obituary.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 10 to Feb. 12, 2017
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