ForeverMissed

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.

Posted by Lois J. Thomas on December 23, 2020
Christmas seems less meaningful with both you and Gary not here. Not sure holidays are welcome anymore! Loved you both so much. Mom
Posted by Lois J. Thomas on September 3, 2020
Time goes so quickly, the world is in turmoil with so many things that reflect how difficult it will be for survival much longer...Covid-19, masks, isolation, political trauma, burning, shooting, riots,etc. all point to things that will shorten our time until the return of a loving heavenly father. I think of you and am actually soothed by the thought of you resting in place, awaiting the day we can again hold hands! Loved you before, during and after! Missing you and Gary...days are going by rapidly. We have more aches and pains but enjoy every day; the warmth of the sun, the sound of the rain,the laughter of children but you are truly missed!! See you soon, bro! Lois
Posted by cassie Meacham on May 11, 2020
I love and miss you more than when you first went to be with Jesus. I so hope you have been able to see your family and are proud of them! You were the best dad that anyone could ever ask for and I am so blessed because of you!! See you later!!
Cassie
Posted by Lois J. Thomas on May 9, 2020
Today is your birthday, this month was also Gary's birthday. I miss you both so much. You were,in many ways, so much alike. Independent, determined, a little trouble maker, but always loving! Two of the brightest lights in my life! I will always cherish the precious memories you both left behind! Love you, Bro!!
Posted by cassie Meacham on September 4, 2019
8 years! There isn't a day that I don't think of you! I know you would adore these great grandchildren of yours! I often think of what umpah would do in certain situations. You left a great legacy day! I love you so much and was thanking Jesus this morning about how lucky I was to have you and mom as my parents. I am so grateful that I will see you again and that is what makes the sorrow a little easier! Love you so much!!
Posted by Lois J. Thomas on May 11, 2019
Thinking of you, missing you and Gary. Nothing is the same without both of you! Ruth is close to 95 and going strong. We love chatting about you, so many good memories. Happy Birthday, Bro
Posted by Lynann Adams on May 9, 2019
Dad,
You'd be 91 today and "Forever Young!" Life has ebbed and flowed these many past years and you are never forgotten. Not sure if you were one helping steer the car when I crashed, but if you were, I believe it! 
Love tons,
Lyn
Posted by cassie Meacham on September 3, 2018
Oh my goodness, I still miss you so much! I would be going to your annual golf party with the family today. Instead, I am left remembering you and wishing you were here to enjoy your amazing great grandchildren. You would be so proud of the family and legacy you left behind. So happy I get to see you again and that this isn't my home. I'm so glad that you were able to welcome Gary into the the Kingdom of God<3
Posted by Lois J. Thomas on September 3, 2018
Our hearts are heavy, please watch over your nephew, our son, Gary (deceased 8/15/2018). Bless you both!
Posted by Lois J. Thomas on May 9, 2018
Birthday wishes as Walt and I reminisce about the times we spent together! The laughter, the tears are so fresh in our fast fading memories. Time marches on as we see conditions in the world rapidly deteriorate, yet we celebrate the times we spent thinking of you. Soon we can all be together..Love you as much today as ever!!
Posted by Lynann Adams on October 1, 2017
Dear Dad,
A picture of you sits in my office at eye level as I spend multiple hours at my desk each week. I often think to myself, "I hope my life and actions are making him proud." Your direct influence may be removed from us, but it still lives on! I have no doubt that you have a circle of influence in your new sphere as well. Carry on :-). See you when it's my turn, Lyn
Posted by cassie Meacham on September 5, 2017
Oh my goodness! Six years without you has been challenging! Especially with all my grandchildren. So many times, I think of how you would have enriched their journey through life. I love you so much and thank you so much for being such an amazing dad!!
Posted by Lois J. Thomas on September 3, 2017
Can't believe it's been six years since we were on our way to the celebration of your life. Many things have happened in the nation and family lives. Floods, hurricanes, new babies, and Grandchildren reaching teens. The bad and the good impacting our lives while we make our way through heart surgeries, aches and joys at just being alive. It is wonderful to just take a few moments to think of you and all the terrific times we shared. Each day we celebrate your remembrance. Ruth has moved into a great retirement home in Tennessee and is really happy. She will soon be 93. She and I miss you so much!!
Posted by cassie Meacham on May 11, 2017
Happy Birthday dad! Still miss you like crazy! Now with the addition to your great grandchildren, Brayton Kyle Baierle Meacham arrived 8 months ago, he has been such a blessing to our family. You would have loved him! You would be so proud of what great parents Brandon and Troy are, They had the best example in you and Greg:) Love you so much! See you soon!
Posted by Lois J. Thomas on May 10, 2017
Here I am bro, Not the first time I've been late for your birthday. So many activities and family situations that the important times are often forgotten. Just as these times have happened in the past I want to spend a few minutes just thinking about you and the multiple happy times we spent over the years. They fill my heart with joy! Loving who you were and what you helped me to be over the years!! I extend my hand to touch yours..until we meet again. Lois
Posted by Lois J. Thomas on September 3, 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
Posted by Kim Thomas on July 11, 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!
Posted by Kim Thomas on May 11, 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,
Kim
Posted by cassie Meacham on May 10, 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
Posted by Lyn Baierle Adams on May 9, 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,
Lyn
Posted by Lois J. Thomas on May 9, 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!
Posted by Kim Thomas on September 8, 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!
Posted by cassie Meacham on September 4, 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!!

Cassie
Posted by Lyn Baierle Adams on September 4, 2015
Dad,

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."
Posted by Lois J. Thomas on September 3, 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!
Posted by Mary Malley on May 11, 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!
Posted by Kim Thomas on May 11, 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!
Posted by cassie Meacham on May 11, 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!!
Posted by Lyn Baierle Adams on May 9, 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,
Lyn
Posted by Lois J. Thomas on May 9, 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
Posted by Alicia Adams on May 9, 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!!!

Alicia
Posted by Lois J. Thomas on April 3, 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.
Posted by Kim Thomas on September 10, 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.
Posted by cassie Meacham on September 8, 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
Posted by Mary Malley on September 4, 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!
Posted by Lois J. Thomas on September 3, 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.....
Posted by Lyn Baierle Adams on September 3, 2014
Dad,
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.
Posted by Alicia Adams on May 10, 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!
Posted by Kim Thomas on May 9, 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.
Posted by cassie Meacham on May 9, 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:)
Posted by Lois J. Thomas on May 9, 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!
Posted by Lois J. Thomas on September 2, 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!
Posted by Mary Malley on May 13, 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!
Posted by Lois J. Thomas on May 9, 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.
Posted by cassie Meacham on May 9, 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!!
Cassie
Posted by Lyn Baierle Adams on May 9, 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.
Posted by Kim Thomas on May 9, 2013
Chuck,
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!
Posted by Lois J. Thomas on September 3, 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"
Posted by cassie Meacham on September 3, 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!!
Posted by cassie Meacham on September 3, 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.
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Posted by Lois J. Thomas on December 23, 2020
Christmas seems less meaningful with both you and Gary not here. Not sure holidays are welcome anymore! Loved you both so much. Mom
Posted by Lois J. Thomas on September 3, 2020
Time goes so quickly, the world is in turmoil with so many things that reflect how difficult it will be for survival much longer...Covid-19, masks, isolation, political trauma, burning, shooting, riots,etc. all point to things that will shorten our time until the return of a loving heavenly father. I think of you and am actually soothed by the thought of you resting in place, awaiting the day we can again hold hands! Loved you before, during and after! Missing you and Gary...days are going by rapidly. We have more aches and pains but enjoy every day; the warmth of the sun, the sound of the rain,the laughter of children but you are truly missed!! See you soon, bro! Lois
Posted by cassie Meacham on May 11, 2020
I love and miss you more than when you first went to be with Jesus. I so hope you have been able to see your family and are proud of them! You were the best dad that anyone could ever ask for and I am so blessed because of you!! See you later!!
Cassie
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Shared by Lyn Baierle Adams on September 4, 2015

I'd like to say "Rest in Peace, Dad," but I know that the next life after this one is still full of activity and work.  You are such an industrious soul, carry on!  Lyn

MY MEMORY LIBRARY

Shared by Lois J. Thomas on May 9, 2013

Imagine if I was given one moment,
just a single slice of my past.
I could hold it close forever,                                                                                 and that moment would always last.

I'd put the moment in a safe,
within my hearts abode.
I could open it when I wanted,
and only I would know the code.

I could choose a time of laughing,
a time of happiness and fun.
I could choose a time that tried me,
through everything I've done.

I sat and thought about what moment,
would always make me smile.
One that would always push me,
to walk that extra mile.

If I'm feeling sad and low,
if I'm struggling with what to do.
I can go and open my little safe,
and watch my moment through.

There are moments I can think of,
that would lift my spirits every time.
The moments when you picked me up,
when the road was hard to climb.

For me to only pick one moment,
to cherish, save and keep,
Is proving really difficult,
as I've gathered up a heap!

I've dug deep inside my heart,
found the safe and looked inside,
there was room for lots of moments,
in fact hundreds if I tried.

I'm building my own little library,
embedded in my heart,
for all the moments spent with you,
before you had to part.

I can open it up whenever I like,
pick a moment and watch it through,
My little library acts as a promise,
I'll never ever forget you

© Sarah Blackstone

One Year-Memorial Day-Remembering!

Shared by Lois J. Thomas on September 3, 2012

It's been one year since Chuck's passing, how fitting that it is also Memorial day. We have all felt our loss and, remembering his wishes, have carried on with much the same strength that he had while fighting the cancer.  Barbara has maintained a working schedule that is amazing! Walt & I move a little bit slower and rest oftener, our children continue to enjoy good health and are surprisingly agile (considering their advancing ages). We continue to talk about the good times and memories we shared with Chuck..the visits to the stables, to the lake house, rides on his horses, the beautiful stone fireplace he built himself, visits to California (and how he hated pulling the trailer over the winding road along the hilly pass). How wonderfully attentive he was while Mom was fighting her battle with the same deadly disease that would eventually take him from us.  These are snapshots in time that we cherish so much. Were he here this Memorial Day and one year anniversary of his passing I would say, without reservation, you are the BEST brother..EVER!!