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Charles Franklin Grow

October 16, 1917 - March 7, 2015

U.S. Veteran

Viewing will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 14, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sweet Home. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m.

Final burial will be at 11:30 a.m., on Monday, March 16, at Finley Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Portland.

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Charles Franklin Grow, 97, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Saturday, March 7. He was born in Portland, Oregon to Frank Raymond and Opal Jessie (Glancy) Grow.

Chuck married Myra June Gooding on January 1, 1942 in Portland.

He served in the United States Navy (Seabees) as a Carpenter’s Mate 1st Class during World War II, 1942 until 1945, traveling in Guam, Guadalcanal, and New Zealand. He received the Asiatic- Pacific Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal.

Following his time in the service, he was employed by the family-owned business, Bluebird Cabinets, where he learned his carpentry skills from his father-in-law. Then he worked for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife as a manager at both the Rock Creek and Klamath Hatcheries from 1952 until 1979.

Charles was the LDS Branch President at Chiloquin for 13 years.

He loved woodworking, writing poems and stories, watching the “Sound Of Music,” gardening, traveling, and fishing.

Chuck is survived by: his son, Raymond Grow (Becky) of South Jordan, Utah; and daughters, Cheryl Bricco (Rod) of Sweet Home and Laurie DeBortoli (Ray) of Klamath Falls; and brother, James E. Davis of Gladstone.

He had 14 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by: his wife, Myra (2007); son, Roger (1976);, sister, Loretta Boales (2011); brother, Robert Grow; and parents, Opal and Frank Grow.

Viewing will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 14, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sweet Home. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m.

Final burial will be at 11:30 a.m., on Monday, March 16, at Finley Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Portland.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.