Celebrating Charles L Ellsworth (Charlie)

Joy Ellsworth, a wife's Tribute
Kim's Tribute
Bree's Tribute
Lietta's Tribute
Sam's Tribute
Slideshow photos - Life with Charlie and Joy
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Path to the LIghthouse

Charles L. Ellsworth

1935 - 2006

"He is loved..."

We all miss you, but we are consoled by memories of our time together and the positive impact you had on every life you touched. On our Tribute site, we'll share pictures and memories and do our best to keep the best part of you alive.

Reflections and Eulogies

Charles L Ellsworth

Charles L. Ellsworth born 7-21-35 to Alice and Dwayne Ellsworth since deceased, was raised in Olympia. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 16th, 2006 after a long battle with illnesses. Charlie was a strong and courageous man. A devoted husband and a loving father and grandfather, Charlie loved family. Charlie was a longshoreman for 40 years and worked on the waters in Willapa Bay area of Raymond, South Bend, Bay Center, Olympia and Tacoma. He was a Shriner and a Masonic; U.S. Army, Korean-era Veteran. He loved the waters of Alaska, Washington and the Oregon coast. He loved family, friends, and he loved life. At Charlie's request there will be no services, memorial to follow.

Survived by Joy Ellsworth his wife, and five children: daughters Kim Foster (married to Bobby) of Shelton, Lietta Ruger (married to Arthur) of Bay Center, Julie French (married to Don) of Tacoma, Denitta Ortiz (married to Alfred) of Tacoma and son Sam Wagner of Florida. He had 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

link to Obituary and Legacy Guest Book; Tacoma News Tribune

link to Obituary in Daily Olympian newspaper

Gifts and Donations

Cards can be sent to Joy's address. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Shriners in Charlie's name.

Charles L Ellsworth
Charlie taking it all in; another travel for he and wife, Joy. click on photo for larger version

Arrangements for Charlie's Resting Place

New Tacoma Cemetary
9212 Chambers Creek Rd W
University Place, WA 98467

phone; 253-564-1311

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Celebration of Life Memorial Services

Family Service:

Sunday, January 29, 2005
2PM - 5PM
University Place Senior Community Center
2534 Grandview Drive West
University Place, WA 98466

Friends and Family Service;

In Longshormen's Tradition, to be held on the Pier, date, time, location to be announced.

Memories are a comfort at this difficult time. Please take the time to get in touch and share yours. You can e-mail us with private messages:

email Joy here

Looking after us all from your place with The One, we miss you and love you Charlie.

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