Obituary of Charles Callahan |

Obituary of Charles Callahan

Charles “Chuck” Callahan passed away on September 26, 2019, in Roseville, CA. He was 70. Chuck was born in Michigan on October 17, 1948, in to parents Lawrence and Vernice. He was an owner of Gold Country Distributors and his hobbies included music, Naval history and American history.

Chuck is survived by fiancé Margaret Oakes of Grass Valley, CA; daughter Wendy Teval (Charles) of Janesville, WI; granddaughter Lorien Teval of Janesville, WI, and grandsons Joe Saar of Castro Valley, CA, and Justin Saar of Manteca, CA. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Chuck was a longtime resident of Grass Valley, moving from the Bay Area to start the local company, Gold Country Distributors in 2006. Chuck loved country music and played guitar with many friends in the foothills and the Bay Area. He was a member of several country bands, Ramblin’ Fever, Charlie & Company and most recently Hwy 49. Chuck was an avid American history aficionado and especially naval, military history. Chuck and Margaret Oakes, also of Grass Valley, we’re set to be married on October 19th. Many family and friends were coming to celebrate the marriage. Due to his unexpected passing, with sadness, his services will be conducted on October 19th, at 11:00 am at Chapel of the Angels in Grass Valley. After the service, a reception will take place at the Grass Valley Moose Lodge (15794 Allison Ranch Rd) from 1-4pm.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up for Margaret Oakes at GoFundMe: #1 In Free Fundraising & Crowdfunding Online.

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