City - Charley, age 88, died on Thursday, September 22 in
Salem, at the Sweet Bye N Bye residential care facility.
in Texline, TX to Samuel and Mildred (Wright) Stewart, he was
the middle of five brothers. The family moved from Texas to
Oregon in 1936. Charley married Marie Orlando on May 12, 1946
in Santa Cruz, CA. The couple moved to Mill City in 1949
following the purchase of the grocery store that became
Stewart’s Grocery. For the 50 years that the store was in
business, Charley could be found in a white apron greeting
people from behind the butcher counter.
life-long nature lover, Charley enjoyed fishing, baseball and
walks on "the property". Over the years, he was
active in the community and a member of the Mill City
Volunteer Fire Department, the American Legion, the Rebekahs
and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He also enjoyed
attending Santiam High School sporting events.
include his daughter, Nancy of Santa Rosa, CA; grandchildren,
Chelsea of Brooklyn, NY and Samuel of Seattle, WA;
daughter-in-law, Renee of Mill City; brothers, Thomas of
Redmond and Campbell “Dub” of Eugene; his cousin who was
like a brother: Troy McGowan of Heppner; and many nieces and
nephews in the area. He was preceded in death by his wife,
Marie; son, Charley, Jr. and brothers, William and Jack.
memorial service will be on Saturday, October 8 at 2pm at the
Santiam High School Auditorium in Mill City with a reception
to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in
Charley’s name to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows #144
or the Mill City Fire Department. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.