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Charles Stokes

Memorial services for Charles C. “Charley” Stokes of Nevada City will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at John Woolman School.

Mr. Stokes died Sunday, Sept. 8, at home. He was 60.



He was born Jan. 1, 1942, in Philadelphia to F. Joseph and Charlotte (Calwell) Stokes. He attended Germantown Friends school and Colby Maine College. He married Rosemary on May 4, 1980, in McLean, Va.

He was a sculptor, musician and builder. He was a member of the Self Realization Fellowship. He enjoyed hiking, kayaking, chess, art, music, science magazines, philosophy, humor and fun.




Mr. Stokes is survived by his wife, Rosemary T. Stokes of Nevada City; sons and daughters-in-law Nolan W. and Kathy Stokes of Arlington, Va., and Robert T. and Mary Taft of Falls Church, Va.; daughter Mariya A. Stokes of Falls Church; daughters and sons-in-law Cally T. and Will Simpson of Grass Valley and Sarah K. and Whitney Taft of San Francisco; mother, Charlotte Stokes; brothers and sisters-in-law Frank and Teg Stokes and Don and Lillian Stokes; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Don Shafer; grandchildren Jake, Amalia, Bronwen, Ryker, Sadie and Lelia; and nieces and nephews Delta Stokes, Jason and Kristin Oversmith, and Justin and Corey Brown. He was preceded in death by his father.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.


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