Charles Spotts |

Charles Spotts

Charles Spotts

Charles Quentin Spotts died Oct. 15, 2012, at Golden Empire Hospital Grass Valley, Calif. He was 92.

Private family services for Mr. Spotts are planned.

He was born July 21, 1920, in Kennebec, S.D., to Charles Henry and Mary Ann Casey Spotts. Shortly after birth, his family moved to California. He was the second of five children. After graduating from Richmond Union High School, he joined the Merchant Marines and spent three years in the South Pacific. He married Merle LaMoyne Duncan March 25, 1944, in Sacramento, Calif. They were married again in a Catholic Church in Berkeley, Calif., after WWII ended. They moved from Walnut Creek, Calif., to Grass Valley in 1972 where they owned and operated the Cedar Ridge Chevron station for many years. Charles could also be found helping out at The Hat Store in Nevada City, Calif., on weekends and during the busy holiday season. He loved being outdoors and was an avid gardener. He was surrounded by family and friends in the area.

He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Behr (Michael Behr) of Grass Valley; son Greg Spotts (David Casazza) of Nevada City; two grandchildren, Alicia Newsom (Michael Newsom) and Kristopher Behr (Matty Behr); and six great-grandchildren, Ryley, Marley, Reece, Peyton, Preslie and Gage.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Merle LaMoyne; daughter Karyl Charlene; and son Steven Michael.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels in Grass Valley.

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