Charles McAllister

Charles Robert McAllister died May 8, 2017, in Auburn.

Charles Robert McAllister died May 8, 2017, in Auburn. He was 91.

He was born in 1925 in Enumclaw and lived in the Enumclaw/Buckley area most of his life.

He joined the Navy in 1943, was honorably discharged in 1946 and then went to work in the shipyards. He met Kathryn R. McAllister in 1948, they were married in 1950 and moved to Auburn in 1954 when he went to work for The Boeing Co. He was a mechanic at Boeing and retired after 43 years there. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge and a retired member of the IAM union.

He is survived by his wife Kathryn McAllister; children Susan J. Bedwell, Carol E. Rogers-Gorski and Dale H. McAllister, all of the Auburn area; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A son, Steven, died in infancy.

A graveside service took place at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Buckley City Cemetery.

The service was directed by Weeks’ Funeral Home, Buckley.

All may sign the online guest book at

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