- July 20, 1942 - November 29, 2009
- Sedro-Woolley, Washington
of Chuck's Passing
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“My condolences to Chuck's family. He'll be missed at the 50th reunion.
1 of 12 | Posted by: Ardith Burkhart Rehfeld - WA
“I will really miss Uncle Chuck. I remember in the summer time coming up to visit family and going over there and Aunt Kathy and Uncle Chuck always...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Jill Zavala - Centralia, WA
“Chuck was always such a positve person to be around at DeLaval. He was our Mr. Fix it around the office. I will miss seeing him pull into his parking...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Christen Casalou - Sedro-Woolley, WA
4 of 12 | Posted by: Tom Murphy - Colorado Springs, CO
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Take care, Love Aaron and Laurie
5 of 12 | Posted by: Aaron Evans - Olympia, WA
“Our prayers are with you and your family. Uncle Chuck will be missed.
6 of 12 | Posted by: Shelly Evans - Maple Valley, WA
“I only had the privilege to work with Chuck for a year but he made a huge impression on me. He always took time to stop and talk to me. My heart goes...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Krissy Eksten - Sedro Woolley, WA
“Thinking of you during this time. Sorry for your loss.
8 of 12 | Posted by: Robin Carlson-Blair - WA
“Kathy and family; I don't need to tell you what a great guy and uncle Chuck was. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. You are all in my...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Duane Richard Ehr - Royal City, WA
“For the past 10 years I have had the pleasure of working with Chuck. It was always a joy to see and talk with him. He had a great sense of humor! I...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Wendy Schweigert - Burlington, WA
“We are sorry to hear about Chucks death. We will always remember how great of neighbors you were to us. Chuck always had such a great way of...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Hugh and Renee Stephenson - WA
“i remember Chuck as a good guy and his family,friends and the class of 60 will miss him
12 of 12 | Posted by: SHARON ANTHONY - MOUNT VERNON, WA
Charles P. Chuck Gallagher, 67, a longtime Sedro-Woolley, WA resident, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, WA with his family by his side. Chuck was born on July 20, 1942 in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Richard J. Gallagher, Sr. and Mary I. (Brannen) Gallagher. He was raised in several mid-west states as his father worked construction. The family moved to Sedro-Woolley in 1950. This is where Chuck was raised and attended school, graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of 1960. From October 1960 to October 1962 he served his country in the US Army. He received an Honorable discharge from the US Army in November 1962. On June 6, 1964 he was united in marriage to Kathleen (Kathy) Gibbs in Sedro-Woolley where they have made their home for the past 45 years. For many years Chuck worked in the construction industry as a carpenter building custom homes and commercial buildings. He was a member of the Carpenters Local Union 1532 in Mount Vernon and the Millwrights Local 204 in Renton, WA. He worked as a Millwright for Westinghouse Fredonia Power Plant in Burlington, WA for several years. For the past 12 years he worked as the Maintenance Engineer for Blue Diamond / DeLaval Manufacturing in Mount Vernon, providing equipment and facility maintenance. Chuck was well known as the man that could fix anything. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed working on projects in his shop. Chuck is survived by his wife of 45 years, Kathy Gallagher at the family home in Sedro-Woolley. His two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff & Jaci Gallagher and Darin & Kris Gallagher, two granddaughters, Ana & Bryn Gallagher and mother-in-law, Bertha Gibbs, all of Sedro-Woolley. Two brothers, John Gallagher (Bonnie) of Lyman, WA and Pat Gallagher (Arlene) of Port Ludlow, WA. Three sisters, Mary Johns of Tumwater, WA, Eilene Ehr of Port Townsend, WA, and Peggy (Homer) Evans of Port Ludlow. Sister-in-law, Bobbie Gallagher of Sedro-Woolley. Numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Dick Gallagher and his sister Helen Murphy. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 4, 2009 at 1:00 pm at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley with Pastor John Batts officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery. Visitation will be available on Wednesday & Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm and on Friday from 9 am to noon. Memorials are suggested to the North Puget Cancer Center, 2000 Hospital Drive, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284.