In memory of Charles Edward Abernathy 1914-2003
Charles Edward Abernathy, a son of Edward Stonecker Abernathy and Bessie Mae Murray, was born March 04, 1914 in Monte Vista, Rio Grande County, Colorado, and died June 25, 2003 in North Bend, King County, Washington. He married Lunetta Rowena Goosman December 15, 1937 in Monte Vista, Rio Grande County, Colorado, daughter of Leslie Leroy Goosman and Eva Valentine Roberts.

Charles Edward Abernathy was born on March 4, 1914 and returned to his heavenly Father on June 25, 2003. Charles is survived by his family of eight children and their spouses: Charlotte, James, David, Annetta, Robert, Cara, Charles and William. Also, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Charles was preceded in death by his wife Lunetta of 58 years, son Richard (Dicky), brother Harold, and sisters Lucille and Betty. Charles lived his early life in Monte Vista, CO retiring from the US Postal Service in 1968 and relocated to the " Pacific Northwest where he further enjoyed his family, church and the outdoors.
Memorials may be made in Charles' name to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive East, Eatonville, WA 98328 Visitation will be held at Mountain View on Thurs., June 26th from 1 pm to 9 pm.
Services will be at 1 pm on Fri., June 27th at the Celebration of Life Center at Mt. View. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home, 584-0252.
Burial: June 27, 2003, Lakewood, Pierce County, Washington




Note: This resume was written in the late 1960's-early 1970's

517 South 45th Street
Tacoma, Washington 98408
BIRTH DATE: March 4, 1914
MARITAL STATUS: Married (8 children, 3 dependents)


BON MARCHE - Retail Store Tacoma Mall, Tacoma, Wash. November 27, 1968 to December 24, 1968
Temporary Christmas help, worked 4 hours per day at the rate of $1.65 per hour as a clerk.

LETTER CARRIER - Post Office Monte Vista, Colorado April 1965 to April 30, 1968
I was a mail carrier on a city foot route with 630 stops, worked 40 hours per week, with base pay of $7708 a year. I was injured on the job, fell and ruptured a disc in my back. I had worked for the Post Office for 31 years and 2 months when I retired.

SUBSTITUTE CLERK-CARRIER - Post Office Monte Vista, Colorado February 1961 to April 1965
I canceled letters, cased mail and dispatched and received the mail. I averaged 30 hours per week at the rate of $3.30 per hour. I was promoted to City Carrier.

FIREMAN LABORER - Post Office Monte Vista, Colorado August 1944 to February 1961
My work consisted of care and cleaning of the Post Office Building; fired steam boiler for heat. During the month of December I worked as Christmas help dispatching the mail.

A.W. BETCHEL CO. - Ship Builders San Francisco, California November 1942 to November 1944
I worked as a stage rigger in the shipyards, working 40 hours per week at the rate of $2.15 per hour. I had a crew of 8 men working under me. Reason for leaving due to government contract being canceled.

CHARMAN - Post Office Monte Vista, Colorado March 1937 to August 1937
This job was six hours per week; night work. I worked full time when other men were on vacation or on sick leave. Received a promotion to Fireman-Labor.


I graduated from Sargent High School in Monte Vista, Colorado in 1935. Took a six month course in accounting in 1936 at Barnes Business School in Denver, Colorado. My wife and I took a course in Motel Management in Denver, Colorado. At the present time, I am taking an eighteen month course in Accounting and Cost Accounting at the Clover Park Vocational-Technical School;. Tacoma, Washington.



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