Gary Lee Charles was born on Dec. 21, 1945, in Waltham, Mass., to the late Randall and Lillian Charles. Gary was ushered into the arms of Jesus on June 3, 2018, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Kalispell, Mont., after battling cancer. Gary is survived by his wife of 42 years, Terry (Hull) Charles, a 1966 Delta High School graduate; two sons, Jason, his wife Rachel and grandson Gabriel and son Micah Charles, all of Kalispell, Mont.; his mother-in-law, Virginia Hull of Delta; three brothers; and one sister.
Gary was a math teacher and coach from 1973-2015. He loved teaching, his students and coaching. He retired from Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colo., in 2015. After retirement Gary and Terry joined their sons in the beautiful Flathead Valley in Kalispell, Mont., on a little family farm.
Gary will be missed by all, as he was a dedicated follower of Jesus Christ, a faithful husband, a wonderful father to his sons and a great friend to many.
Celebration of the Life of Gary Lee Charles
A memorial service will be held at Canvas Church, 255 Summer Ridge, Kalispell, Mont., at 11 a.m. on July 7, 2018. Out-of-town guests can join us through the live stream at: CanvasChurch.com/live-watch. In lieu of flowers, we invite you to make a contribution for a Memorial Bench to be placed next to Gary's grandchildren's sandbox that he built during his last days with us. Contributions may be sent to: The Charles Family Memorial Fund, PO Box 10548, Kalispell, MT 59904.
The Charles Family would like to express our sincerest thanks and gratitude for your prayers and serving our family during this time of grief and loss.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.