Charles S. Youlden Jr.Charles S. Youlden Jr. passed away on April 27, 2012 at the age of 83 in Bend, Oregon.
Youlden Jr. (1929-2012)
Charles S. Youlden Jr. passed away on April 27, 2012 at the age of 83 in Bend, Oregon. He was born on January 19, 1929 in Butte, Montana to Charles and Ann Youlden.
He grew up in Butte and upon graduation from high school, attended Claremont Men's College in southern California and graduated with a degree in Business. After college he served in the Navy and was stationed at Pearl Harbor where he met his wife, Janet Benson. They had three children, Chip, Nancy and Peter.
Charles returned to Butte, Montana and worked at the family-owned business, Davidson Grocery Company for several years. They later moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota and Charles was a commercial loan officer at First National Bank for many years prior to owning his own company, Youlden Supply Company. While in Grand Forks, he was an elder at the First Presbyterian Church, President of Rotary Club, board member at the YMCA and lectured (business) at the University of North Dakota.
After retiring, Charles moved to Bend, OR and lived many happy years with his long-time partner, Alice Petrie, who was a childhood sweetheart. He volunteered at AARP-Tax Aid providing free tax advice primarily for seniors.
Charles had tremendous integrity, strong values and was a loyal, fair man. He had a kind heart, optimistic attitude and a dry-witted sense of humor. He was loving, accepting, and gave his children great freedom. He was inseparable from his partner Alice and was particularly proud of each of his three children and five grandchildren. "Chizzy" loved to call family and friends on their birthdays and had a generous heart.
Charles loved Montana and spent considerable time at the family cabin on Moose Lake (southwestern Montana) - which remained one of the great loves throughout his life.
There will not be a formal service but a small celebration to spread his ashes at Moose Lake this summer.
Charles is survived by his partner, Alice B. Petrie of Bend, OR, his adored dog, Nikki, three children, Charles (Chip) E. Youlden (and Barbara) of Billings, MT, Nancy Tait Youlden (and Kim Moore) of Portland, OR, Peter J. Youlden (and Grace) of Moorhead, MN, along with four grandchildren and his sister MaryAnn McNamee (and Larry) of Pacific Palisades, CA.
One grandchild, Andrew, preceded him in death.
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