Charles Franklin De Marre passed peacefully in his sleep at his Oroville home on Feb. 4, 2012. He was 56 years old.
Charlie was born on July 2, 1955 to parents John and Mary (Calista) De Marre in Seattle and was the baby of his family. He had a gentle soul and a great love for his family, his friends and the outdoors. His passion for his work advocating for the youth of Washington State and beyond was only matched by his passion for riding his Harley down the open roads with his club brothers around him.
Charles is lovingly survived by his seven children Joshua, Justin, Sarah, Charles II, Elizabeth, Isaac and Anna; his nine grandchildren Evan, Claire, Christian, Allison, Noah, Julian, Pistil, AnnMarie and Elliot; his sister Calista and brothers John and Harry and many nieces, nephews and special friends. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, colleagues and the communities he served in Eastern Washington and Seattle.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Oroville High School Commons. Memorials for Charlie and donation information can be found by visiting Charlie’s memorial page at www.charles.demarre.muchloved.com.
Bergh Funeral Service and the Oroville School District are kindly assisting with arrangements.