Chas & his faithful hunting dog
  • 83 years old
  • Date of birth: May 9, 1928
  • Place of birth:
    Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States
  • Date of passing: Sep 3, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Snohomish, Washington, United States
Love will live on wherever a beautiful soul has been, love still there will flower again.Memories bloom like a garden in spring-the sun still shines, and birds still sing, a voice of hope seems to whisper like wind,"Love's never lost;love never ends"

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, CHARLES BAIERLE, 83, born on May 9, 1928 and passed away on September 3, 2011. We will remember him forever. Please feel free to leave a story, picture or video of yourself and your memories of Charles and his family.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Lois J. Thomas on 3rd September 2016

"Five years today you drew your last earthly breath after  such a long battle with cancer.  Since that time there have been so many changes in all our lives and in the state of our nation.  We continue to wonder at the changes in all of us, old age is a challenge but each day offers a new wonderful experience.  Wish you were able to share some time with us but that is not to be, so we will smile knowing you are at rest and all of your time on this earth was time well spent. Love you now and always!!  Forever you little sis, Lois"

This tribute was added by Kim Thomas on 11th July 2016

"Hi Chuck,
Thought about you over the weekend and just wanted to leave this note celebrating the date of your entry into this crazy world on the 8th.  Where do the years go!  We miss you and wanted to let you know that your memory lives on with everyone here.
Happy B-Day Uncle Chuck!"

This tribute was added by Kim Thomas on 11th May 2016

"Hi Uncle Chuck,
Late as usual I fear with this note but always thinking about you.  Theresa and I were talking about our respective childhoods a few weeks ago and as always, the most memorable times I have are many hours in what I thought was a giant cherry tree in your front yard on the lake!  What a perfect day!

Thank God that we have these memories given we do not have infinite time together.  You are missed and celebrated as an important figure in my life.  

God speed,

This tribute was added by cassie Meacham on 10th May 2016

"Hi Dad!  I hope you had a wonderful Heavenly Birtday with Jesus!  I really miss you!  As you know Troy and Ericka are having a baby boy!  Troy is so excited!  You would have been happy with the woman he chose to spend his life with, they are so great together!!  I am so thankful that God gave you to me for almost 50 years!  You are the best and you still bring such influence in our lives!  Can't wait to see you again!  Cassie"

This tribute was added by Lyn Baierle Adams on 9th May 2016

"Dear Dad,
It has been a long 5 years.  We just celebrated Mother's Day plus Chase and Rachel's graduation.  Your smile and encouragement was sorely missed.  You would be proud of your grandkids as they age and mature!
I love you Dad; keep preparing a place for your posterity.
As ever,

This tribute was added by Lois J. Thomas on 9th May 2016

"It's your birthday and memories of you are again running thru my mind.  Today and frequently something, or someone, triggers a  moment when we shared a laugh, a tear or a tender contact. What a wonderful brother you are to me.  This year was exceptional since we shared family time with Barb, Lyn & Cassie. The 3 days were filled with a lot of activity, laughter & reminiscing. Their visit meant so much to me and we promised to get together again soon!  Love you & miss you but having part of your family close was a very special treat!"

This tribute was added by Kim Thomas on 8th September 2015

"Hi Uncle Chuck,
I am late as usual getting to spending a few precious moments remembering the many years we were able to see each other once and a while.  This year Barb, Lynn, and Cassie served as proxy for one of those terrific times we used to share in person.  We had a great day together enjoying each other's presence and frequently commenting on how much we all miss seeing you.  Every memory brings a smile, from sitting in a giant cherry tree for hours eating the best Bing cherries I have ever had to watching you work with that retriever that didn't like water!  Precious memories all.  Can't wait to see you again one day!"

This tribute was added by cassie Meacham on 4th September 2015

"Hi dad,
I really miss you dad!  Troy got married to a wonderful woman that I think you would have really loved!  Although the wedding was wonderful, there still was that void of your presence!  You were and still continue to be a part of all of our lives.  You did a good job raising this family and you will always be our hero!  Can';t wait to see you again!!


This tribute was added by Lyn Baierle Adams on 4th September 2015


Each year I am capable of further examining this site.  This year I read under the tabs "His Life," Gallery," and "Stories."  You were such a handsome rascal!  Visited your sister Lois in April of this year.  When I walked in I literally felt like I had been punched in the stomach; the resemblance was uncanny,,,of course, she's pretty as compared to handsome.  A great, albeit too short, 3 WONDERFUL days with Walt Lois, and cousins. Truly, Tom Brokaw said it correctly, "The Greatest Generation." Love you...our new home has several pictures of you so I can walk by and say, "Hi Dad, thanks for watching out for your family while you perform your labors on the other side.""

This tribute was added by Lois J. Thomas on 3rd September 2015

"Hey bro, It has been 4 years since you passed, a day doesn't go  by that we don't think of you.  We have contentment remembering the great times we had together.  Had surgery yesterday to replace the batteries that keep me from doing my continual hand "dance",  That is still  my miracle and remember your following me through the process six years ago.  Your encouragement and love were so important to me!!  Your family is so close to ours, Brings us much joy to share in their life experiences...although we are physically miles away, in spirit they continue to fill our heart!  Rest in peace, we miss you!"

This tribute was added by Mary Malley on 11th May 2015

"Dear Uncle Chuck, just wanted to send this to you and let you know how much so many thoughts are with you....I'm missing my Mom right not and so give her an extra hug from me ok?  It's also been 4 years now since Jeannie passed on, hope you and she are having good conversations...I sure miss my family that left too soon!"

This tribute was added by Kim Thomas on 11th May 2015

"Hi Chuck,
I was thinking of you on your special day.  Wanted to let you know you live on in our memories.  Looking forward to seeing you again one day!"

This tribute was added by cassie Meacham on 11th May 2015

"Hi Dad!
So much going on in the family you helped create. So our thoughts are always "wish dad,grandpa was here to see this or meet her".  We got an amazing opportunity to go spend time with Aunt Lois and Uncle Walt and family. Being with them filled a hole that I've had in my heart since you left, for a little while.  I love them so much!  I miss you every day and the only thing that makes me get along without you is knowing that you are with Jesus, and we will be back together again.  Please ask Jesus to protect our grand children in this time of confusion.  Love you to the Heavens and back!!"

This tribute was added by Lyn Baierle Adams on 9th May 2015

"Dear Family,
May 9th gives me added pause to celebrate my Dad who lives on in so many of your lives, habits and outlooks on life. Thank you for mirroring Ihis man who I love, respect and admire so much. (Dad, you probably know this already, but please now watch over me in Utah!)
As ever,

This tribute was added by Lois J. Thomas on 9th May 2015

"It's your birthday, our thoughts are with you and memories flood our minds!  See you sitting at  our little table and talking about the boat cruse you and Barbara were planning, reminiscing about Mom and her final days spent with us. Walt and I are enjoying reasonably good health but find quick "naps" are much more frequent and last longer then they used  to!  Life has been good to us, you are at the top of our list of memories that bring  smiles to our faces!  You are missed! Love you, Lois"

This tribute was added by Alicia Adams on 9th May 2015

"Dear Grandpa,

Happy Birthday! I hope you are celebrating up in Heaven.  We miss you so much! You'd be so proud of Kelly.  He's working very hard and succeeding at his job.  I know he attributes his hard work to your many teachings.  We just had another daughter, Amelia on 4/23.  I so wish that you could meet her and hold her.  She's absolutely amazing.  However, I'm sure you already know her :) Aliyah is huge and doing very well in school.  We love you very much!!!


This tribute was added by Lois J. Thomas on 3rd April 2015

"Dearest Chuck,  What a wonderful three days we just spent with Barbara Jean, Cassie & Lynann.  Just can't close out this time without saying thank you for choosing the perfect wife and bringing she & your children into our family circle!  The days were a wirlwind of fun, memories & sharing family times.  You were missed but know we will see you again.  PS:  Barbara is as beautiful as ever, Cassie is just so loving & sweet and Lynann sparkles wherever she goes!  We love them so much.  Sis."

This tribute was added by Kim Thomas on 10th September 2014

"Hi Uncle Chuck,
As usual, a little late but I wanted to drop you a note.  Even though we did not spend much time together, I was always reminded how big a part of our family you were when Mom or Dad would mention "I talked with Chuck yesterday and ....."  Always with a light heart and an obvious love for a kindred spirit.  Thanks for your influence in my life.  Know that you will always be missed and ever remembered."

This tribute was added by cassie Meacham on 8th September 2014

"Hi Dad,
Wow! I still tear up when I say those words!  I really miss talking to you in person, but hopefully Jesus is filling you in on talks I still have with you.  Thank you so much for "shining" on Brandon's wedding! We all could feel your presence.  I love you so much and can' t wait to see you again. Cassie"

This tribute was added by Mary Malley on 4th September 2014

"Dear Uncle Chuck, you were quietly missed this past month especially, at Brandon's and Rachel's Weddings.  You would have loved both the ceremonies and the celebrations with family, I'm sure.  You are always in our thoughts!"

This tribute was added by Lois J. Thomas on 3rd September 2014

"Time is going by rapidly, can hardly believe it's been 3 years since you were laid to rest.  This year has provided many joys & challanges. We have one new Great-Grandson (Mason Furtado), Walt has a new heart valve, memories come & go but you are always in our thoughts!  I am so grateful that we were able to share so many good times together. My wish today is simply that you continue to be sheltered in God's hands until we meet again!  Love you always,  Lo....."

This tribute was added by Lyn Baierle Adams on 3rd September 2014

Rachel got married last week; Brandon just 4 days ago.  Though I believe that you were aware of these events; I sure wish you could have been there to "eat the cake!"  Thank you for watching over your family; it is growing :-).  Love you, Lyn."

This tribute was added by Alicia Adams on 10th May 2014

"Grandpa Chuck-

Happy Birthday! We miss you so much.  I am thankful everyday to have known you, and to be a part of your wonderful family.  We love you!"

This tribute was added by Kim Thomas on 9th May 2014

"Happy B-Day Uncle Chuck.  You remain in our hearts and memories for ever!  Here's looking forward to that time we can again share special moments together."

This tribute was added by cassie Meacham on 9th May 2014

"I can't believe you have been gone almost three years and I miss you as much as when you first left.  I see Brandon and Troy do so many things that you have taught them.  I know they miss you so much as well. I was truly a lucky girl to have you in mine and my kid's life so long, but I just wish Anna and Bailey would have had more time with you!  I just don't know what I would do if I didn't know I would see you again,  That is the only way I have kept on going.  Thank you dad for everything you have done for me...I am so blessed:)"

This tribute was added by Lois J. Thomas on 9th May 2014

"Our birthday's come and go with increased muscle aches & many memories we store away.  You reached your max years and are at rest. You are,however, forever in our hearts. It is as if you should be popping up with my favorite phone call.....Hi Sis!  And then we would discuss each of our joys and projects. Ending as I do now--Love ya much!"

This tribute was added by Lois J. Thomas on 2nd September 2013

"Can't believe two years have gone by since we were planning our trip to your memorial service. Walt & I think of you often and miss you lots, the memorable times we were togeather are brought out, dusted off and we laugh and/or cry about those times that are priceless to us both. I especially miss the calls that always began "Hi Sis, how are you doing" and sharing latest family updates!"

This tribute was added by Mary Malley on 13th May 2013

"Dear Uncle Chuck, Happy 85th Birthday (a bit late, I was out of town!).  I miss that we are not going to your Birthday Luncheon (and this is a big number, so you would get presents too!) and sitting around laughing and enjoying each others company as we always did when our family got together.  Say hi to my Mom for me, love you!"

This tribute was added by Lyn Baierle Adams on 9th May 2013

"Dear Dad,
I miss you laughing at all my jokes.  I miss the "Daddy's Girl" talks.  I miss the work of your hands.  I miss that immediate access to you.  But your spirit and character are still felt and exemplified.  And though I know you are actively engaged in the next life, I still wish you could visit! Loves and hugs."

This tribute was added by Kim Thomas on 9th May 2013

I just needed to take a moment to say I miss you.  It is funny how life keeps us so busy with the trivial, day to day stuff we don't get around to the things that really matter.  Here I am a day late in making the time to spend a few quiet minutes thinking of you on what will forever be one of those special days. God Bless!"

This tribute was added by cassie Meacham on 9th May 2013

"Oh Dad....I miss you so so so much!!  I hope you are celebrating your birthday with Grandma and Jesus!  It does help the pain to know that you are out of pain!  Thank you dad for everything you did for me!  I was a blessed girl!  LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!

This tribute was added by Lois J. Thomas on 9th May 2013

"Well, today is the day you would celebrate youre 85th birthday.  Would have loved to pick up the telephone and wished you a happy day but it is not to be.  Your are in my heart and the wonderful memories are often taken out and dusted off.  They bring smiles and give me the comfort that your "Hi Sis" often did.  Indeed life goes on, until we draw our last breath, and then we rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Lois J. Thomas on 3rd September 2012

"In the mist of a busy day today, the place you left in my heart felt so empty but then I remembered your saying "I don't want that kind of stuff when I'm gone". With that I felt at peace knowing you are in a safe place, without  pain and worry.  Sleep tight bro..until we meet again!
Love from your aged "little sis""

This tribute was added by cassie Meacham on 3rd September 2012

"3. I have felt God's peace which surpasses all understanding.
4. Family is so important especially in the hard times.
5. You and mom were the perfect couple and your love shines so bright!
Can't wait to see you again!!"

This tribute was added by cassie Meacham on 3rd September 2012

"Well your first birthday with Jesus is today!  Sure do miss you!  Things you've taught me since you've been gone:
1. It is important to live a good legacy for your children and grand childrenl
2. I am stronger than I thought I was."

This tribute was added by Kim Thomas on 3rd September 2012

"Hi Uncle Chuck,
Thinking of you today.  You are missed!"

This tribute was added by Alicia Adams on 3rd September 2012

"Grandpa Chuck, Where do I begin? I was married into the most wonderful family ever and not a day goes by that we don't miss you.  I see the example of what you taught your family in so many ways.  I am blessed to have Kelly in my life, who dearly loves you so much, and reminds me of you all the time.  Thank you so much for watching over us all each and every day.  Love you!"

This tribute was added by Joseph(Joey) Merculief on 14th May 2012

"Chuck & Barbara, it has been many years ago that you graciously invited an Aleut boy from St. George Island(Pribilofs) via dearest Suzy Swing(Benson) into your home for his 8th grade year that brought me into a new world of adventure.  You were the father that I did not have and you taught so much about life and new skills and confidence that formed who I am today.  Memory Eternal!   Joey"

This tribute was added by Kim Thomas on 9th May 2012

"Uncle Chuck, You and Barb were an exceptional team, always welcoming family and friends and consistently up beat with everyone.  This candle is lit in recognition of the love you and Barb shared and for the comfort of the wonderful Wife and mother who now carries the job of you both until that day you are joined as one again.  May she feel your embrace on this special day!"

This tribute was added by Walt Thomas on 9th May 2012

"You were the brother I never had, just never gave a thought to the "in law" part. Miss sharing progress reports on your and my projects. Lois and I often share memories of our times together. We laugh & cry  but no matter which we always agree, we loved you so much.  Happy Birthday, We miss you and especially our frequent phone conversatiions."

This tribute was added by cassie Meacham on 9th May 2012

"Oh Dad I miss you so much!  I hope you are having a little celebration up there (I know how much you LOVE celebrations:)  Keep asking Jesus to strengthen mom, she misses you so much! You were such an amazing dad and umpa and you left such an impression on all of us.  I just wish Bailey and Anna would have been able to benefit from all you have taught us!!  Love you so much!!"

This tribute was added by Ruth Parnell on 9th May 2012

"Miss you "Little Brother" You are in my thoughts many times.  What happy memories-from kids to old age.  Rest in Pace.  Love you"

This tribute was added by Mary Malley on 9th May 2012

"It doesn't seem possible that this much time has gone by, and yet it seems like just yesterday when we were all at the memorial service!  I think of you often, Uncle Chuck, and I wish you a Happy Birthday up there...say hi to Jeannie for me, ok?"

This tribute was added by Lois J. Thomas on 8th May 2012

"Want to light a candle on the eve of his birthday. Not a day goes by that he is not in my thoughts. Memories of good times we shared, disagreements that always ended with a hug, riding his bike when he wasn't looking, visits we had and the wonderful telephone calls, these are some of the special times.  Happy Birthday, Bro. wish our time to share would have lasted longer!  You are missed!"

This tribute was added by Lyn Baierle Adams on 6th March 2012

"Dad, you've been gone 6 months now; this is the 1st time I've had the verve to visit this site.  Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Not a week goes by that I do not benefit from your example and teachings.  Not a year will go by without celebrating your birth and regretting the day we lost you to this world. Not a life will go by until we see you in the next. Save a place for me!"

This tribute was added by Cindy Furtado on 17th October 2011

"Uncle Chuck was such a great Uncle.  The times we had when I was younger are forever in my heart.  And on another note, it sure was special meeting so many of Uncle Chucks & Aunt Barbs friends and seeing family."

This tribute was added by cassie Meacham on 15th October 2011

"I am proud to say that I had the blessing of having my dad for 49 years.  He was absolutely the best dad in the world.  I love and miss him so much, he was the rock in our family! Jesus took home an amazing man and I can't wait to see him again!"

This tribute was added by Lois J. Thomas on 22nd September 2011

"Charles was the best of brothers, I will always cherish the time spent with him. I am certain, in time,  all our happy memories will replace the sadness, and the sun will shine again. We will celebrate his long and full life knowing he is at rest."

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