Obituary Notices and Memorials


MARLER, Charles Dahl May 9, 1926 ~ April 9, 2010 Chuck was born in Petrel, North Dakota on May 9, 1926, the younger of two children born to Michael and Elsie Marler. He spent his early years the son of migrant farmers. His childhood was very difficult at times but instilled values and a sense of humor that served him all his life. World War II prompted Chuck to enlist in the U.S. Navy where he served with honor from 1943 to 1947. it was during the time of his Naval Service that he met and married Mary Henderson who was his constant and loving companion for the next 59 years until her sad death in 2005. Upon leaving the Navy, Chuck continued to serve his country by working at the U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot in Hawthorne, Nevada. He left there in the mid fifties and subsequently joined the LA County Sheriffs Department. The family moved to the Antelope Valley in 1959. His service in the Sheriffs Department covered almost all aspects of Policing and Chuck was rightly proud of his time as Range Master at Mira Loma Shooting Range where all LA County Sheriffs were required to qualify on a monthly basis under his ever watchful eye. He made use of his time at the range to become an expert shot for which he was awarded the Departments Distinguished Expert Badge. An achievement much sought after and admired. Following his retirement in 1979, he started Chucks Chainsaw Sharpening and continued to offer this service for the following 25 years until ill health forced him to stop in 2005. However, he continued to sell Chains and also to offer his expertise to his many customers and friends. He was also a long time member of the Lancaster Elks Club. Chuck and Mary enjoyed many years of RVing throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Chuck enjoyed reciting Smokehouse Poetry that he memorized to groups of fellow RVers or to family gatherings. He always had time for a laugh with a friend. Known throughout the Valley as 'The Candy Guy' he loved sharing his award winning homemade Fudge or Peanut Brittle with everyone from Veterinarians through Dentists to Accountants. Chuck will be sadly missed by his family, daughter and son-in-law, Jo Anna and Vic Boyd of Lancaster, son and daughter-in-law Michael and Linda Marler of Washington, grandson Scott Adams, granddaughter Sydney Adams, both of New Jersey, granddaughters Krystal DeFrisco of California, Ashley Marler of Washington, his many friends, extended family, former Deputies and customers will miss his ready wit and stories of his life and experiences. As per his request, no services are to be held. The family wishes to hold a Celebration of Life for both Chuck and his late wife Mary on a future date to be announced.

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