Surprise Funeral Care

16063 W. Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ


Charles William McQuery

September 14, 1944September 28, 2019

On Saturday, September 29, 2019, Charles McQuery, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 75. Charles was born September 14, 1944 in Trenton Missouri to Gayle and Virginia McQuery. He received his bachelor’s degree from Portland State in 1967 and his master’s degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1978. He worked in manufacturing most of his career and retired from Philips Medical Systems in 2005. On June 5, 1965, he married Diane. They raised two sons, Michael and Timothy. Charles was a 33rd degree Mason and a past Grand Master for the Washington Free Masons. He was a great lover of the game of baseball, where he was an umpire for thirty-eight years, and was able to share the field with his son Michael for ten years. He was known as a man who would always do the right thing and would lend you a helping hand whenever you needed. He was a man of very few words, but those words were always meaningful, direct, and always out of care. Charles is survived by his wife Diane, his sons Michael and Timothy, two daughter-in-law’s Stefanie and Rachael, seven grandchildren Shaun, Kendall, Aaron, Dylan, TJ, Melody, and Joshua, and a great-grandson Linkoln. He is also survived by his brother Warren and his wife Linda, and his sister Gayle Ann and her husband Larry; as well as several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday October 2, 2019 at New Song United Methodist Church on Bell Road in Surprise Arizona at 11 o’clock a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Grand Lodge Youth Travel Fund through The Grand Lodge of Washington.4970 Bridgeport Way West, University Place, WA 98467.


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William Werner

October 2, 2019

MWB Chuck made a difference for me many years ago with the confidence he demonstrated to me. I was able to pay it forward. And with Dianes help--Wrap Them in Love--we touched the lives of hundreds of people, mostly children in the deep south--starting with Hurricane Katrina...I would regularly share updates with them, pics of some of the recipients. They knew that it made a difference... Walk the Talk...and thank you for the memories... VIVAT...