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CHILDS, Charles Chuck Elton
CHILDS, Charles "Chuck" Elton Dr. Charles E. Childs was born in Center, Texas on August 8, 1919, and passed away on June 21, 2012, in Lancaster, California. The pillars of Chuck's life were his faith in God, his loving wife of 64 years, Carol, his family, veterinary medicine, community service, and his military service. Chuck served in the Army both in World War II and in Korea. He and Carol married in 1946, moving to Rialto, California in 1959, where they established the Rialto Animal Hospital. He was a life-long member of the Mt. View Church of Christ in San Bernardino and was a founding member of the Rialto Exchange Club. Chuck and Carol retired from practice in 1984, and moved to the Antelope Valley in June 2010. Chuck was a sweet, wonderful man who will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by children Janna Gard (Michael); Jeff (Kay), and Randy (Carolyn); grandchildren Jason, Chad, David, Jillian, Charles, Daniel, Amy, Emily, and Katie; seven great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Neva Cornelius. A Memorial Service for Dr. Childs will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Mt. View Church of Christ, 1354 North Mt. View, San Bernardino, California. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his name to the Rialto Exchange Club, P.O. Box 423, Rialto, CA 92376, to benefit their annual Veterinary Student Scholarship.

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