Charles V. Childers, 90, of Meridian, ID, died
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in a Meridian assisted living residence.
A graveside service with military honors will be
held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Kohlerlawn Cemetery,
A memorial service will be held
at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church, 950 W.
State St., Boise.
Services are under the
direction of the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel.
Charles was born on November 18, 1928 in Nampa,
Idaho to Joseph A. and Grace Van Kirk Childers.
He was raised on a dairy farm between Nampa and Caldwell in the area
near Karcher Mall.
He graduated from
Nampa High School in 1947.
Charles entered the United States Army during the Korean War serving one tour
of duty in Japan.
Following his honorable
discharge he went on to attend and graduate from the University of California, Berkeley
in 1958, with an Electrical Engineering Degree.
Charles worked for Idaho Power Company for his
entire career of twenty-eight years, holding several different positions.
He belonged to several professional
organizations including IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronic
Engineers) where he was the Secretary of the Subsynchronus Resonance Working
Group for ten years.
He was a Boy Scout, and enjoyed photography, and
was a short wave radio operator.
On May 19, 1972 he married Lorraine Lycklama in
Meridian, Idaho. After retirement they enjoyed taking several bike trips
They were active members of
the First Presbyterian Church, where Charles served as a deacon and elder. He
served on the corporate committee at the church.
He was also a member of the Friendship Group.
In June, Charles attended his 72
high school reunion in Nampa, Idaho.
A special thanks to the staff at
Meadow Lake Village and Keystone Hospice for the loving care they gave to
He is survived by numerous cousins and many
friends, including Dawn Christensen, his special friend that was his lunch
buddy, after Lorraine’s death.
In addition to his wife he was preceded in death
by his parents.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the
First Presbyterian Church, 950 W. State St, Boise, ID 83702.