Sunday, July 26, 2009

Charles Henry Edwards, Jr. 2000

Charles Henry Edwards, Jr.
Died January 16, 2000
AUBURN, Calif. - Charles Henry Edwards, Jr., 79, of Auburn, Calif., died Sunday.
Charles was born Sept. 29, 1920, in Traverse City, Mich. He married the former Betty L. Stowe on Sept. 1, 1942, in Jackson, Miss.

Charle served in the U.S. Air Force from 1941 to 1971 and retired as a chief master sergeant. Chief Master Sergeant Edwards served as a flight crew chief during most of his career, which encompassed World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a 32nd degree mason and a member of the Eastern Star with the Masonic Lodge of Tokyo, Japan. Charles was an active member of the U.S. Air Force Chief's Association at McClellan Air Force Base. Additionally, Charles was active with Boy Scout troop No. 22 serving as a committee member.

He is survived by his wife, Betty L. Edwards of Grass Valley, Calif.; son, Charles H. Edwards III of Riverside, Calif.; two daughters, Mary Jo Brown of Antelope, Calif. and Paula N. Ballard of Grass Valley, Calif.; sisters, Agnes Elbode and Suzanne Sheridan of Traverse City, Mich. and a sister Lucille Basbaro of Anchorage, Alaska; three grandsons; four granddaughters; five great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughter also survive Charles.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday in the Hooper & Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City, Calif. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. L. William Loveland officiating. Burial and graveside services will be at the Sierra Memorial Lawn of Nevada City, Calif. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Arthritis Foundation and the National Leukemia Association.

Traverse City Record-Eagle Newspaper