Charles O. Demyer
Charles "UpChuck" DeMyer long time Gresham resident has, in his words, expired. He has been taken by cancer at the age of 87. His humor will live on through his three kids, Thomas DeMyer, Cheryl Fredrick, and Jodi Larsen, eight grandchildren, 22.5 great grandchildren, and his two sisters, Karen Kupo and Pat Crenshaw. He was born in Boise, ID and graduated from Boise High School. His participation in the JROTC, Junior Reserve Officer Training Course, in high school, lead him to join the Air Force. He immediately
became a member of the specialized unit of 4925 Atomic Test Group stationed in Kirkland, New Mexico, also known as project Tea Cup. His photo with the group can still be found by searching Megaton Blasters.
His impact on those he loved is beyond words, and
he was loved by so many. His humor, empathy, civic
mindedness, and compassion were front and center
for anyone that was fortunate to meet him. He found
joy in the simplest things; campfires, root beer, fishing,
crabbing, and hanging with friends, and family.
Thanks dad, for kissing momma all those years ago.
The family asks that if you wish to honor
"Chuckles", please make a donation to your favorite
charity in his name. In lieu of a service, Dad doesn't
want a lot of "hoopla", he just wants all of you to
know how much he appreciated you.