June 8, 1925 - November 26, 2010
Age 85, died peacefully and joined his wife of 65 years on 11-26-10 at the Roseburg V.A. Clarence was born June 8, 1925 in Cloquet, MN. He joined the Navy in 1942 and served in WWII & Korean War on a mine sweeper as a Motor Machinist's Mate First Class and a deep sea dive instructor. He married the love of his life Betty, June 1945 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Roseburg. They raised a family which included four boys and three girls. Clarence and his lifelong friend, Jack Cummins started their business, Drain Chain Saw in 1953 serving the booming logging industry for 35 years in Douglas County. He developed many long lasting friendships during this time. Clarence loved the outdoors especially hunting and fishing with friends and family. Favorite memories include clam digging, oyster & crab feasts, family gatherings and camping trips to the coast & mountains. Clarence was actively involved and loved serving the community with the Knights of Columbus from 1940 until this past year. Dad always loved giving to others and was a friend to all. His beloved Betty preceded him in death in July 2010. Survivors include their children. Michael Chartier (Lynne) of Portland, Michelle Matthews (Clark) of Roseburg, Dennis Chartier(Anne) of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, Thomas Chartier(Lori) of Roseburg, Kevin Chartier of Roseburg. Cecilia Cook (Wayne) of Roseburg. Deborah Wilson (Lenny) of Corvallis. They were blessed with 24 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Viewing on Thursday Dec. 2th, 2010 from 5 pm to 7:30 pm. with a Rosary at 6 pm. at Wilson's Chapel of the Roses. Funeral on Friday Dec 3rd, 2010 at noon at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Reception following at the parish hall. Graveside service with Military Honors to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Age 85, died peacefully and joined his wife of 65 years on 11-26-10 at the Roseburg V.A. Clarence was born June 8, 1925 in Cloquet, MN. He joined the Navy in 1942 and served in WWII & Korean War on a mine sweeper as a Motor Machinist's Mate... View Obituary & Service Information
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