Charles Bash: Nov. 27, 1931 – April 6, 2020

Charlie was 88 years old when he passed away of COVID-19, in Evergreen Hospital, Kirkland, Wash.

Charles was born in Baxter Springs, Kansas. to Charles and Elizabeth Bash. He was the youngest of seven children and his father died early when he was 12. Life was humble in those days, so, after graduating High School, Charlie went west to find work with his brothers at the Hanford Nuclear Site. This propelled him on a career of being a builder. Joining the union and going on to build over 75 homes in the Seattle area.

He would visit his sister in the Skagit Valley, there he met the girl next door. Her name was Donnette and they married at the tender age of Charlie 19 and Donnette 17. They had four children, three boys and a girl. The children were raised, with a robust, outdoor lifestyle, of camping, fishing, motorcycle riding and rafting. The adventures were constant and attracted the neighbor kids on these excursions.

Charlie could be found in many realms of service to his community. Scoutmaster of Troop 340 kept him busy teaching youth honorable ways of becoming outstanding citizens. This path would lead Charlie to a position in The Scotish Rite, an honor bestowed upon him once he became Grandmaster of the Masons, Robert Burns Lodge of Alderwood.

Once he retired and moved to Whidbey Island, he joined Eastern Star and became a Royal Patron in Freeland.

Dad was a devoted father, husband, brother, uncle, and cousin. He always had a warm welcome for visitors to his home. A comfortable place to rest your weary bones and find a good cup of coffee.

Dad, you will be surely missed as we carry on your spirit of goodwill and service. May we pass on what you have taught us, to have a sincere smile and a welcome heart. We love you!

Charles is survived by his wife Donnette, his children, Darrell, Gary, Lonnie, Debbie and their spouses, plus five grandchildren.

More in Obituaries

Tina Terri Burrier: 1958 – May 16, 2020

On Saturday, May 16, 2020, Tina Terri Burrier, 62, passed away at… Continue reading

Joyce Elaine Beeksma: Died May 20, 2020

Joyce Elaine Beeksma, longtime Oak Harbor, Wash. resident, passed away peacefully at… Continue reading

Robert D’Esting Cray: December 1936 – May 2020

Robert D’Esting Cray was born in 1936 in Milwaukee, Wisc., but he… Continue reading

Faith L. Hansen: Feb. 16, 1922 – May 13, 2020

Faith Hansen, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother passed… Continue reading

Don Louis King: July 73, 1926 – April 27, 2020

For a Loving Grandfather Don Louis King, of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed… Continue reading

Dick Barker: May 15, 1934 – April 29, 2020

Richard (Dick) Charles Barker, died peacefully on April 29, 2020 at his… Continue reading

Katherine ‘Kay’ Zuanich: 1930-2020

Katherine (Kay) Zuan- ich, of Everett, Wash. (formerly of Oak Harbor, Wash.),… Continue reading

Helen Mae Beckman (Conway): Oct. 26, 1918 – April 13, 2020

Helen Mae Beckman (Conway) was born Oct. 26, 1918 and passed away… Continue reading

Darren Charles Henley: Dec. 19, 1989 – April 19, 2020

Darren Charles Henley, beloved fiancé, cherished son, devoted brother, loving uncle, dearly… Continue reading

Most Read