Charley Engelfried
1993 - 2011
Charles "Charley" Engelfried

November 20, 1993 - February 2, 2011

DALLAS - Charles "Charley" Engelfried, a resident of Dallas, Oregon died on Thursday, February 3rd in Silverton Hospital after winning his wrestling match at Silverton High School. Charley was born on November 20, 1993 in Portland, Oregon the son of Charles and Nicole McWhirter Engelfried. Charley was a Junior at Dallas High School. He loved sports and had played sports all of his life and was active in wrestling, football and track. Charley's coaches were his mentors which he looked up to. Charley was a role model and leader. He led by example. Charley was always helping and directing others. Charley was a team leader for Relay For Life. He was getting ready to compete in the Mr. Dallas Competition at Dallas High School which was the annual Doernbecher Children's Hospital fundraiser. Charley had a love for cooking and was an exceptional cook. Charley built an outdoor kitchen for his parents which was enjoyed by his family and Charley's friends and teammates. His favorite lunchtime meal was an Oregon Burrito with extra sour cream from La Herradura in Dallas. Charley was quite an accomplished drummer. He enjoyed going to the sand dunes with his ATV. Charley enjoyed working on his Jeep Comanche Pickup that his grandpa had gotten for him. Charley was employed at Capitol Auto Group. After wrestling season he was looking forward to helping pave the way for the new Capitol Auto Group that is currently under construction. He was always there when someone needed help. Charley was always the one to think outside of the box and figuring things out on his own. Charley always had a kind word for others. He was quick witted and had a great sense of humor. Charley knew how to make people laugh.

He is survived by his parents, Charles and Nicole, brother, Nicholas, grandfather, Wayne McWhirter, uncles and aunts, Doug and Venessa McWhirter, Kenneth and Curtis Engelfried, Joan Nowaczyk.

Funeral Services will be on Saturday, February 12th at 11:00 a.m. at Dallas High School Football Stadium. Visitation will be Thursday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Memorials may be made to OSU Federal Credit Union in Charley's name in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Interment will be in Dallas Cemetery. To leave an online condolence for the family go to

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Published by The Statesman Journal from Feb. 8 to Feb. 9, 2011.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with Charley
in Heaven.
Love, The Nowaczyk Family
February 15, 2011
I knew him in second grade a Faith Christian school a great boy he was .He loved the Lord and others around him . He made us laugh at the way he talked sometimes Like Elvis presley love you very much.
He will be missed but now he is with the Lord party time up there .
we will see him again when we get called home in Gods time
Debbie Rempel
Debbie Rempel
February 12, 2011
Charley, Nicole and Nicolas,

May you find comfort in the wonderful memories Charley has left you. I am truely sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Denise Catt
February 11, 2011
For Chaz,
As you danced in the light with joy,
love lifted you. As you brushed against
this world so gently, you lifted us.
My deepest condolences to Nicole, Charley III, Nicholas and Wayne.
Cookie Nelson
February 10, 2011
Charley, Nicole and Nicholas: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you.
Denny & Lynda Deccio
February 9, 2011
Nicole and family,
I cant say I understand the loss of a child but I do have understanding about the loss of a sibling in my teenage years. My prayers go out to you and your family.
Tricia Sullenger
February 9, 2011
Charley, Nicole, Nicholas and extended family, My family and I extend our deepest sympathy for you with the loss of Charley. We consider it a previledge to have known Charley and his sense of humor and humanitarism. I know that the Lord has called him home and that Charley will live long in all of our hearts. God Bless you and your family.
carolyn cameron
February 9, 2011
Charley and Nicole, Our thaughts are with you and your family. We are very saddened with the news of your loss. God bless!
John & Amy Markham
February 9, 2011
My deepest condolences, young Charley will be missed by so many for so long.
Barbara Johnson
February 8, 2011
May each treasured memory bring you comfort and peace.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Barry and Suzi Matthews
February 8, 2011
charley,nicole and nicolas,
I am truely sorry for your loss. As a mother of a 17 year old, i can not imagine your pain. I have been and will continue to pray for all of your family for ease on your hearts and joy from memories. I know you relize that God only takes the good ones.You and your family have all the love in the world to help you through this time.
Misty Fox
February 8, 2011
I'm so sorry for your great loss,my heart and prayers go out to you and the family.May God be with you in these trying times of sorrow, as I have faith your son is with him also.
Mrs. Phillips
February 8, 2011
Our hearts go out to all who loved and knew Charley. God bless all of you. We will keep you in our prayers.
Dick and Patty DeSantis
Silverton, Or
February 8, 2011
Charley will be greatly missed over the weekend I had the oppourtunity to learn a lot about his since of humor from my son Samuel Orozco he and Charley were team mates on the Dallas High Football team. Charley impacted Sam's life tremendously! My thoughts and prayers are with his family I am not a stranger to the loss of a child.
April Crawford
February 8, 2011
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