Charles C. "Chuck" Boe, age 90, of Oak Harbor, Wa., died July 13, 2013 surrounded by his loving family
and friends in his home in Oak Harbor, Wa.. As the Angels rejoice, it is with deep sorrow We say good
bye to a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend.
Charles was Born at Vancouver General Hospital, in B.C., Canada, to Charles John Boe of Port Perry
Ontario and Gertrude Nash Field of Revelstoke, BC. He arrived on a train from Canada when he was six
years old along with his brother Richard to live with his father in Seattle. He attended several schools in
Seattle and attended Broadway High and was a very good athlete. He won several awards there in Pole-
vaulting and on track. When the war broke out he quit school to join the military in the states but was
turned down because he was still a Canadian, so he went up and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force
and graduated as a WAG [wireless Air Gunner}. He flew in Blennem Bombers to name a few. He attend
No.4 B&G school in Fingal, Ontario, Shepard Field, Calgary and transferred to New Brunswick. The war
in Europe was winding down and the RCAF was downsizing and released him and he came back to the
States to be with his family. Then the US Army Air Force drafted him until the end of WWII. He was then
granted American Citizenship. While in the RCAF Charles Played a lot of football with a team that after
the war, turned Pro.
Charles worked at Boeing for a while. Then went to California to go to College, EI Camino, Ca., UCLA
and Calif. State. and find work which he did. He organized a skating club and put on many dance
reviews in Vallijo, Ca .. He worked for over 30 years in Aerospace as a proposal writer, pricing analyst and
project control administrator, for TRW, MacDonald, Lockheed, American Electric and retired from
Boeing in Seattle. Charles owned two Motels in So. Lake Tahoe, Ca., He later decided to invest in
Mobile Home Parks in Ca. and Wa. So he and wife Marlene could travel .Charles was a member of Navy
League for 34 years, Elks Lodge, Austrian Club and Whidbey Golf & Country Club.Charles served as State
President in Olympia, Wa. For the Manufacturing Housing Communities of Washington. 1987 to 1990.
He has resided in Oak Harbor since 1979 with his beloved wife Edwina Marlene Boe. They were together
for 43 years. ,He is survived by his wife Marlene, daughter Virginia (Ginger) Johanningmeier, and son
Derwood (Rocky) Rogge. Three Grandchildren Marlene L. Lien, Christina R. Reintjes (Micheal) and
Alicia D. Young. Five Great Grandchildren, Taylor J. Lien, Faith E. Rientjes, Ashley J. Rientjes , Rebecca
Young and Anthony Young. His brother Roy Alan McWilliams (Veryl), Sister Betty McNeelan,
Sue Boe and a brother- in- law Theron Ward of Ohio and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his mother Gertrude, Father Charles, Brothers Robert and Donald Boe
Services will be held at Whidbey Presbyterian Church, 1148 SE 8th Avenue, Oak Harbor, Wa.
Saturday July 19, 2013 at 11:00am.