Charles R. IMUS
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IMUS, Charles R. (Age 100) Charles R. Imus: (100 plus seven months) of Post Falls, died peacefully in his sleep on February 18, 2021 at North Idaho Hospice. He had been a resident of Post Falls since 1969. He was born July 1920 in La Grande, Oregon to William M. and Mary M. "Mamie" (Werling) Imus. He was raised and attended schools in Boise, Idaho. Charlie was an enrollee in the USCCC from 1937 to 1941 where he worked as a truck driver and Assistant Leader. He enlisted in the US Navy in March of 1941 and served in the Aviation Machinist Mate rating. His first duty assignment was in a PBY Patrol Squadron at NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor. He is a survivor of the Japanese attack there on December 7, 1941. He retired from the Navy in 1961 as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. He moved to the Sagle area after his Navy service, owning and operating a tavern and gas station there. He also attended NIJC, during this period graduating with an AA degree in 1964. Imus moved to Spokane that same year being employed by Dye Hawley Mobile Homes until retiring as Service Manager in 1978. He continued in mobile home related activity developing mobile home sites. He is survived by daughters, Laurie (Keith) Millard, and Tobina (Rex) Atkinson, both of Post Falls and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a very special friend Barbara "Bobbi" Quested. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #24, Coeur d Alene; F.O.E. Aerie # 589, Sandpoint; Fleet Reserve Association, Branch #38; Pearl Harbor Survivors Association and American Legion Post #143. Preceded in death were his sisters, Dorothy Goodwin, Louise Imus, Thelma Jordan, Jean Piller, daughter Donna Hooper and his wife Phyllis in March 1999. Prior to Phyllis' passing they established and funded the CR & PJ Imus Vocational Skills Scholarship at North Idaho College. At his own request, there will be no services and any memorial gifts should be made to: Hospice of North Idaho, 9493 Government Way, Hayden, ID, 83835.

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Published in Spokesman-Review on Feb. 24, 2021.
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February 25, 2021
Charlie was my very special friend. I met him at an RV resort in Yuma, Arizona. We would pass each other as we were walking each morning. He asked to join me one morning and so began years of walking together. I loved all of his stories about his life, family, and experiences. Whenever they played "The Tennessee Waltz" at a dance, he would dance with me. Each time I think of him, I smile. He will be missed by so many people.
Sherry Hopkins
Friend
February 24, 2021
We hope to remember Charles Imus in our "Veterans' Room" at the Post Falls Museum. Sincere thanks to his family as we remember those who have served our country.
Sympathy and Respect,
Post Falls Historical Society
KR Brown, Sec.
Kim Brown
Friend
February 24, 2021
Thank you for your service to our country. Rest In Peace.
Washington State
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