Charles (Charlie) Loren Frost, 78, of Raymond, Washington, passed away January 6, 2021, in a Phoenix Arizona hospital.
Charlie was born August 21, 1942, in Forks, Washington to Alphie and Lewis ‘Jack’ Frost. He and three siblings grew up in Forks and attended school there. On January 18, 1966, he was drafted into the Army and was honorable discharge 2 years later. He always hated the color green after that.
In December 1968 Charlie married his wife of 41 years, Carole Kettel, who preceded him in death in 2009. Carole and Charlie settled in Forks and raised 2 children, Jeff Frost, of Raymond, Washington and Tonya Christen, of Adna, Washington.
Charlie had 3 grandchildren, Koral Working of Onalaska, Kody & Kalli Christen, both of Adna, Washington, and a great-granddaughter, that unfortunately, he never got to meet, Locklynn Working, born on Christmas day 2020.
Upon his return from the military, Charlie began his lifetime career in the logging industry. There wasn’t a piece of equipment he couldn’t operate and/or repair. He absolutely loved logging, the comradery, and most definitely, the stories.
Charlie was a big burly logger with a heart of gold and an amazing sense of humor. He loved to ‘talk shop’ and never met a person he couldn’t conversate with.
After ‘retiring’ from logging, he and his longtime companion, Claire Smith, enjoyed snowbirding in Arizona. Charlie was an active member of the American Legion Post 150 where he proudly served on the honor guard. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 1292, the Moose Lodge of Montesano and the AMVETS of Bullhead City Arizona.
Charlie leaves behind his love of 10 years, Claire Smith, 3 brothers, Richard ‘Dick’ Frost, John Frost and Donald Frost. He is preceded in death by a sister, Tootsie, and both parents.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date after the current COVID restrictions are lifted. Memorial donations may be made to Willapa Helping Hands at P.O. Box 597, South Bend, WA 98586.