Charles R. Allie, 68, Oroville, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. He was born Nov. 25, 1945 in Omak to Roy and Vera Allie. The majority of his life has been spent in Oroville, where he grew up. In 1963, Charles entered the U.S. Navy and served his country with the Pacific Fleet for 10 years. Following an honorable discharge he moved back to Oroville.
On March 24, 1964 he married Kathleen Harden in Lancaster, Calif. and was a devoted husband for 50 years. Charles was an orchardist for 14 years and then became a dispatch correction officer at the Oroville Jail and then later for the Okanogan County Jail. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing pool. He loved tormenting his children and spoiling his grandchildren. Charles was a member of the National American Legion and the Chesaw American Veterans Post #69.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen at home; mother, Vera (Jordon) Bulger of East Wenatchee; daughter, S. Lyn (Joe) Self of East Wenatchee; sons, C. Allen (Kerrie) Allie of Oroville and W. Brian (Diane) Allie of Hermiston, Ore.; three brothers, Wayne Allie, Clifford Allie and LeRoy Allie, all of East Wenatchee; four sisters, Carolyn Rawls of Monitor, Verniece Watson of East Wenatchee, Jeanette Dooley of East Wenatchee and LaWanda Olmstead of Tonasket; five grandsons, Jason and Brandon Buckmiller, Thomas Patton, Aaron Allie and Carson Allie; two great-granddaughters, Sierra and Rilee Buckmiller; and many nieces and nephews.
Charles was preceded in death by his father, one brother and one sister.
A Celebration of Life with a potluck luncheon will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Oroville American Legion. Memorials may be made to the Oroville Schools or the North Valley Hospital.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket is in care of the arrangements.