Charles Weed

Buckley resident Charles “Chuck” Weed died March 25, 2011, at the age of 91.

He was born March 10, 1920, in Tacoma to Clarence and Mary Weed. He was an avid outdoorsman who had served in the U.S. Army, advancing to the rank of sergeant. He served as a Bible translator in the Philippines, was an accountant for the Steilacoom School District and was recognized for his volunteer work for the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. He was passionate about his painting and wood carvings.

He is survived by wife Mary Weed of Buckley; sons Steve Weed and wife Bonnie of Ouija, Calif., and Richard Weed and wife Janelle of Mansa, Va.; daughter Barbara Richardson of Walnut Creek, Calif.; stepsons Gordon Talmadge of Fife and Greg Talmadge of Tacoma; stepdaughters: Becky Creson of Buckley and Patty Hall of Puyallup; 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Imogene Weed and son James Weed.

Memorials may be made to the Buckley Firefighters Association, P.O. Box 1015, Buckley, 98321.

A funeral service is planned for 11 a.m. Thursday, March 31, at Hillside Community Church in Enumclaw. Burial will be at Buckley City Cemetery.

Services are directed by Weeks’ Funeral Home, Buckley.

All are invited to sign the online guest book at