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Charles A. "Chuck" McLaran

1933 - 2019
Charles A. "Chuck" McLaran Obituary
Charles A. "Chuck" McLaran

Eugene - July 6, 1933-April 2, 2019

Charles A. "Chuck" McLaran, 85, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2019, in Eugene, OR. Chuck is survived by his wife of 63 years, Julia "Kathy" Thomas; daughter Joan Kerfoot of Eugene, OR; son Daniel (Lisa) of Litchfield Park, AZ; along with 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 4 nieces and 2 nephews. He was preceded in death by his son Michael of Salem, OR; his sisters Tena Warhmund of Houston, TX; and Julia Much, of Tucson, AZ.

Chuck was born July 6, 1933 in Dallas, TX to Shelby and Myrtle McLaran. After serving in the Korean War, Chuck graduated from Texas A&M University in 1960 majoring in English. He joined the FBI July 17, 1962, eventually settling in Oceanside, CA where he spent 26 years in the Bureau.

In the winter of 1989, Chuck and Kathy moved to Albany, OR where Chuck served 12 years as the Mayor. Chuck's involvement in the community extended to many organizations during his lifetime. He was an active Rotarian, a member of the Sul Ross Masonic Lodge 1300 in College Station, TX and served as Venerable Master of the San Diego and Imperial Scottish Rite.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 2 pm at the United Presbyterian Church in Albany, OR, where Chuck and Kathy were active members, with Chuck serving as a Deacon and Elder. The family welcomes Chuck's friends to attend a reception at the church fellowship hall immediately following the service. In memory of Chuck's passion for community service, the family requests (in lieu of flowers) that you give to a in honor of Chuck's life. Online condolences for the family may be posted at
Published in StatesmanJournal on Apr. 9, 2019
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