Charlie was born in Port Angeles, Wash. on September 15, 1945. Growing up he learned how satisfying it is to work hard. He learned the importance of dedication to duty while serving in the National Guard.
After operating a successful trucking business for over 25 years in Forks, Wash., Charlie and his bride left for the wilds of Santa Fe, N.M. There, he once again ran a successful business, Tierra Alta Landscapes, while also working at the Santa Fe Ski Area. Driving through Idaho one spring, Charlie and Patricia heard about a beautiful spot northeast of Tetonia. It was on this spot that they build their dream home in 2002. Charlie started work for the City of Tetonia as its Public Works Director in December 2006. An asset to the City, Charlie was not only interested in you, he knew your children and your pets.
An avid outdoorsman, Charlie hunted, fished, gardened, and built and flew remote control airplanes. After moving to Tetonia, he embraced the art and love of fly-fishing, which he shared with his sons.
Please join us on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 6 p.m. at Dave's Pubb in Tetonia to celebrate Charlie's life. We will roast a pig and lift a glass to send him on his way to the welcoming arms of his mother and father, Clayre and Ardean Robison; his sister Sharon Collier and his half-sister Birdie Gouker.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be sent to the City of Tetonia, PO Box 57, Tetonia ID 83452 to fund the purchase of new holiday lights. Thank you to Charlie's friends and family for their many kindnesses and prayers. We extend a special note of thanks to Dawn at Creekside Hospice and to Dr. Thomas at 4 Peaks Clinic.
At his request, Charlie's ashes will be scattered in the ocean off Rialto Beach in Washington. Goodbye Charlie - to all the days hereafter, may they be filled with fond memories, happiness, and laughter.