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CHARTERS, Reverend Deacon John
CHARTERS, Reverend Deacon John 1942-2015 John was born on January 28, 1942 in Portland Ore., and passed away on July 23, 2015 in Lancaster, Calif. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Diane Charters; sons, Shane Charters and his wife Lisa, Kyle Charters and his wife Jodi; daughter Ronda Charters; deceased daughter-in-law Melissa Charters; brother Kenneth Charters and his wife Julie; sisters, Kathy Rogerson, Karen Kowalke and her husband Randall; grandchildren, Mya Tarter, Lynn Charters, Nicole Charters, Kayla Charters, Rebekah Charters, Kylynn Charters, Kelsey Charters, Kurtis Charters, Kaleb Charters Bentley Johnson, Melody Garret, Jake Kelly and Sierra Dugger and great-grandchildren, Mya's sons, Wyatt and Koda Tarter, Melody's daughter, Josie Garret and Bentley's daughter, Brynn Johnson. As a 1960 Beaverton High School Alumni, he set the 100 yard dash record at 9.9 seconds for 42 years. Serving over 20 years in the Air Force, he was later ordained as Deacon in 1999 for Los Angeles Archdioceses serving at Sacred Heart Church, Lancaster, Calif. His retirement enabled him to enjoy life cruising the world, and playing golf, whenever possible. He will be sincerely remembered by all those who loved him and the lives he affected. Funeral Vigil will be held at 6:45 pm, Thursday, August 6, 2015 and Mass of Christian Burial at 1 pm, Friday, August 7, 2015 at Sacred Heart Church, 565 West Kettering St., Lancaster, CA 93534. Bishop Gerald Wilkerson, Regional Bishop of San Fernando Pastoral Region will officiate. Interment will follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery, Lancaster. Arrangements handled by Halley Olsen Murphy Funerals and Cremations , Lancaster.

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