Charles D. Borer lost his battle with cancer on April 26th, 2014. He was survived by his children: Laurel Tiauli, David Borer, Tamera Walch and Terry Borer and their families; his many grandchildren and great grandchildren; his brother, Earl Borer, his sister, Nellie Gordon and their families; his best friend, neighbor and loving companion, Eileen Porter.
Chuck enjoyed hunting, as well as camping and fishing with his family. His laugh was contagious and as an avid storyteller, he often embellished his stories. Chuck always spoke his mind and there was never any doubt about where you stood with him. He loved giving advice, but solicited or not, his words always came from the heart. In spite of this he had many friends.
Chuck was born in California in 1934 where he spent his youth, until his family moved to the Northwest. After high school, he spent four years in the Army overseas toward the end of the Korean War. He returned to the Northwest, where he settled to raise a family. He was hired as an apprentice cabinet maker, eventually becoming a Master Craftsman Carpenter, building high-end homes and businesses. He spent many happy years as a commercial fisherman living on his own boat, doing what he loved the most.
When retired, Chuck moved to Klickitat County with Eileen and completed the cabin he had been building. They joined Klickitat and Wasco County Search and Rescue teams, working their search dogs for 20 years. He was a very vocal and engaged member of Search and Rescue. After specialized training, he became an Air Observer for KSAR and enjoyed coordinating and dispatching the mission call-outs.
Chuck's life was filled with variety and he did everything his way. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Chuck requested that his ashes be spread on his property, where a celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. for all who knew him. Directions are available from Eileen at (509) 250-1711.