Charles (Chuck) Gorham, 77, of Grandview passed away Sunday, March 14, 2004, at his home.

Chuck was born June 6, 1926 in Toppenish to Frank and Elizabeth Gorham. He was raised and educated in Mabton, Toppenish and Wapato and had lived in the Valley his entire life. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a past Cub Scout Master, past president of the Grandview Lions Club and a charter and life member of Elks Lodge 2112. Churck was employed by Teamsters Local 760, as a business representative from 1951 until his retirement in 1985.

He loved hunting, fishing, gardening and golf in his retirement years.

He is survived by his loving wife of more than 50 years, Nancy Gorham; one son, Greg Gorham; one daughter, Cathy Young; five grandsons; five great-granddaughters; and one sister, Monya Collins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Bert, Bob and Howard Gorham; and one sister, Ruby Hathaway.

Memorial services will be held Friday, March 19, 2004, at 1:30 p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.


Dad passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at the age of 87 in Yuma, Ariz., where he had been living since retiring from many years working for Yakima Golding Farms in Sunnyside.

Dad was a wonderful man and everyone who knew him knows he had a long and happy life.

We were sad to see him go, but now he is at peace with our mother. Together, they had three daughters, Ardys, Lavonne and Kathy, and one son, Claude.

Dad is survived by his wife, Billye of Yuma; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

We will truly miss you Dad, granddad and grandpa. We all love you and forever in our hearts you will always be.

At Dad’s request no services will be held.


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