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The News-Examiner, Monday, January 16, 2012
Charles William Dawes was born in San Jose, Calif. March 19, 1941 to George and Julie
Dawes of Stockton, Mo. He was a big baby boy and at three months weighed 30 pounds,
because his southern mama fed him mashed potatoes and gravy.
Growing up in the most prolific fruit belt of the bay area, he ran free as a boy from
orchard to orchard eating apricots, cherries, pears and prunes. Walnut and almond trees
bloomed right along with grape vineyards and rolling fields and strawberries.
Charlie was a quiet boy, thought to be "retarded", since he was not given to
much talk. He had big blue eyes and sticky-up hair, but it was the deep dimples that gave
him such a winning smile. He remembers carrying a tin lunch pail to school with a
pocketful of marbles and a string yo-yo. He was often in trouble because of rock throwing
at the school bus and burning down his granddads garage.
After growing up and just out of high school he met Candy Bartlett on a blind date.
Neither one liked each other but God had his hand on this couple bringing them into a
good marriage with two children, Melissa (Misty) and Danny. By this time, Candy started
calling Charlie "Chuck" (as Charlie seemed to old-fashioned). At this time
Chuck was working at Ford Motor Co. when he decided to enter the Inhalation Therapy
Program offered at Foothill College. He worked at El Camino Hospital and later was Chief
Director at Kaiser Hospital.
By now California had become over crowded with too much crime. It was time to relocate and
move to a rural area. Chuck and Candy opened the map and their eyes fell on a little state
called Idaho. Something so "right" sounded good so with a few phone calls made,
Chuck received a position at the Bear Lake Hospital. The condo was sold the Volvo packed
and the family ready to move to Dingle, Idaho. Now their adventure began.
Chuck bought a hammer and nails and started building. Life on the farm was good raising
kids and animals and getting wood out of the canyons.
For a time Chuck played bass guitar for a little country group called Dan Don and The Bear
The years went by and now Chuck was grandfathered in as a lab technician. He had become a
born again Christian and was baptized in Bear Lake in Oct. Brrrrrr.
There was always wonderful opportunities and people in Bear Lake and life was at its best.
The kids were married and grandkids on the way. Chuck was diagnosed with Leukemia,
discovering this himself through a Hospital Health check. Through it all Chuck still kept
busy getting wood in and keeping up Candy's holly hock garden.
As time passed Chuck and Candy knew they would soon be parted. They spent all their time
together holding hands, baking pies and having coffee at the Ranch Hand.
Chuck loved Christmas, so Candy decorated the kids did the shopping and Braydan helped
make the pies. The stockings were all stuffed and Chuck watched. He joked about getting
out of work and letting Home Health take care of him. After all he said; It's all
On Jan. 13, 2012 Chuck passed away knowing he would be in heaven with his Lord and Savior,
He leaves behind his wife Candy, daughter, Melissa (Merlin) Kulicke and son, Danny (Shauna
McMurray) Dawes. Four grandchildren Matthew Kulicke, Mckenzie Kulicke, Chanelle Volbrecht
and Braydan Dawes; and God children, Charity (Crkovich) Williams and Chiana DeVesti; a
brother, Gary Dawes and a sister, Margie (Doug) Warr. Chuck was preceded in death by his
parents and a sister, Helen Scorsonelli.
Services will be held on Jan. 21 at the National California - Oregon Trail Center in
Montpelier at 1 p.m. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the
Center prior to services. Burial will be in the Dingle Cemetery. A light luncheon will be
held at the House of Free Prayer Vineyard Church following the burial.
Services are under the direction of the Sims Funeral Home.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.simsfh.com
This entry was posted on Monday, January 16th, 2012 at 10:01 am
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