Charles G. “Chuck” Beaudoin passed-away on Nov. 28, 2020 in Oak Harbor, Wash.
Chuck was born in Biddeford, Maine on July 24, 1932, the son of Edward Beaudoin and Lily Tardif Beaudoin. He attended the University of Maine at Orono, where he met the love of his life, Lee Joy; they were married in 1954.
After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in business administration, Chuck reported to USMC Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Va. After commissioning, he was stationed at Camp Pendleton in Southern California, where he and Lee lived for several years and started a family.
After service to his country, Chuck entered the field of computer programming in the 1960s and enjoyed a long career, starting in Augusta, Maine, and continuing in Clarksburg, Md., where they lived for 37 years and raised their five children. He pursued his interests in music, tennis, hiking, biking and photography; he especially enjoyed capturing the scenery of Whidbey Island, Wash.
After Lee and Chuck moved to Oak Harbor in 2001, he worked as a volunteer State Long-Term Care Ombudsman in Island County, serving as an advocate for seniors in long-term care facilities.
Chuck and Lee enjoyed their years in Oak Harbor and living close to their daughter Nancy Rouser and her husband Kenny, and sons Jake and Nick. They made many wonderful friends here and formed especially strong bonds with their neighbors in Sunrise Hills.
Chuck will be remembered for his kind and generous spirit, appreciation of nature and keen eye with a camera. He will be remembered by his friends as kind-hearted and gentle, a man of few words, because he was a good listener. He will be remembered by his family as a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather who always had a twinkle in his eye and a song in his heart. He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered.
Chuck was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Lee, who passed-away in 2012. He is survived by his five children, Julia Nakken, of Rockville, Md., Daniel Beaudoin of Astoria, N.Y., Susan Phelps, of Naples, Fla., Jennifer Moffitt, of Kensington, Md., and Nancy Rouser of Oak Harbor; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, operated by the Multi-Service Center at www.mschelps.org/donate
Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com