Charles "Chuck" Anderson Sr. paid obit photo

June 13, 1944 - September 1, 2021

Charles “Chuck” Edgar Anderson Sr., died September 1, 2021, at the age of 77 in La Grande, Oregon, at Grande Ronde Hospital. Charles was born June 13, 1944, in La Grande, Oregon, and considered Elgin his hometown.

Chuck was the eldest of four children and spent his childhood in Summerville, Oregon, where he attended Imbler School District through middle school. Later, when he and his family moved to La Grande, Oregon, Chuck attended and graduated from La Grande High School.

Chuck met the love of his life, Sandra “Suzie” Bowen, in 1962. They were married for 57 years. Together they had many adventures; one of those, in particular, was raising three beautiful children: Chuck Jr., Dawnita and Jamie. Chuck had many passions in his life, but the greatest was operating heavy equipment and elk hunting. He often enjoyed a good rodeo, fishing trip and ice cream cone. He was active in the Freemasons, Scottish Rites and Shriners.

Chuck Sr. is survived by his wife, Suzie Anderson of Elgin, Oregon; children, Chuck Jr. and Sheri Anderson of Elgin, Oregon, Dawnita and Jerod Anderson-Edmondson of Nyssa, Oregon, and Jamie and Curtis Anderson-Stoaks of Meridian, Idaho; grandchildren, Nicolina Anderson, Danielle, Tymra, Dakota Anderson, Lance and McKenzie Stoaks, Jenny Whiteley, Carl Ray, Dakota, Natalie and Ashley Edmondson; great-grandchildren, Kaden Anderson, Taylor Hood, Chalet Nanthanong and Claude Alexander; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Chuck was preceded in death by his mother, Wanda Sanderson Pointer, brothers, Melvin Pointer and Adrin Pointer; and sister, Beverly Delashmutt.

A celebration of life potluck will be held on September 26 at noon at the Summerville Hall, Summerville, Oregon. Meat, rolls and drinks will be provided.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Children Hospital.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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