Charlie David Hunter
25 January, 1941 – 22 June, 2020
Charles (Charlie) David Hunter was born on January 25, 1941 in Oxnard, CA and passed away on June 22, 2020 in Roseville, CA. His parents Curtis and Lillian Hunter preceded him in death. Charlie is survived by Carole, his loving wife of 22 years. He is also survived by his son Ryan (Sabrina) Hunter, daughter Staci (Michael) Trujillo; stepchildren Kevin Young and Kari (Jeff) Roth; and grandchildren Sydney Hunter, Kalie Young, Jessica Patterson, Tristan Roth, Hannah Young and Joshua Young.
Charlie attended Nordhoff High School in Ojai where he was very active in numerous sports and clubs. He continued his education at Ventura Junior College and finished his college education at Humboldt State University where he majored in Biology and Anthropology attaining his Master Degree.
While in college he worked for Social Services and as a teaching assistant. After graduating he went to work for the California Department of Food and Agriculture before finishing his career at the Department of Environmental Agency.
Charlie retired about 14 years ago when he continued his involvement in the Roseville Rock Rollers, Gold Hounders and the Sacramento Mineral Society. He enjoyed spending time making pendants and dichroic pendants for family and friends. He also expressed his creativity in making Suiseki. He also enjoyed playing golf. Charlie had an enquiring mind and never lost his thirst for knowledge.
Family and friends will be invited to a Memorial Service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Doctors Without Boarders.
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Charlie David Hunter
August 2, 2020
I worked at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and later at the Department of Pesticide Regulation in Cal EPA with Charlie for many years. On my very first day at work I became so engrossed in my project that I missed my vanpool ride home from Sacramento to the Bay Area. I was pregnant at the time and quite concerned about how I was to get home. Charlie, with characteristic kindness, piled me into his car and drove me to where I needed to be. He didn’t flinch or make me feel guilty- just helped in the best way he could. I also recall how he enchanted children and adults alike at events we participated in, with Madagascar Hissing Roaches and Giant Millipedes. I think I came to learn that he raised them in a bathtub at home. If that is true, thank you Carole for putting up with that! I am sure it resulted in launching a few more biological careers! Charlie, thank you for how you touched us on this earth. May his memory bring you joy.
July 23, 2020
Charles and I grew up in Meiners Oaks(Ojai), CA across the street from each other. I always considered him my big brother, and our parents were great friends. He gifted me and my daughter , daughter in law and granddaughter beautiful pendants a couple of years ago. They are truly beautiful and a treasure for sure.
My sincere condolences to his family.
July 19, 2020
Chuck and I worked together at Food and Agriculture for many years. He was not just a coworker, but a special friend. His positive attitude and friendly way in dealing with people made him someone you wanted to be around. He uplifted others when they were down.
The last time I talked with Chuck was at the Cal EPA building where I was working as a volunteer for a blood drive. He was there for a meeting with friends. We mentioned how our hair had grayed since we first met many years ago and how our facial hair was hiding wrinkles that appeared out of nowhere. It was a jovial conversation.
My prayers are with you and his family and friends. I know there's a special place in Heaven for Chuck.