A celebration of life was held July 11th for Charles Ives of Creswell, Oregon, who died July 7, 2010 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 72.

Charlie was born February 17, 1938 in McCloud, California to Charles and Eva Markwick Ives.

He graduated from Mount Shasta High School, and then served four years in the Navy as a submariner.

He married Patricia Porteous on July 13, 1957 in Mount Shasta.

He worked at McClellan Air Force Base for 10 years in water plant management. He returned to Mount Shasta and worked for several years in construction before going to work for Siskiyou County as a building inspector.

Survivors include a son, Guy Ives of Yreka, California; a daughter, Missi Bullington of Cottonwood, California; a sister, Ellen Hovanec of Roseville, California; and six grandchildren.

The family appreciates remembrances to the state Department of Veterans Affairs.