January 1, 1957 – October 8, 2022
Charles Lawrence Vassar was born a New Year’s Baby on January 1, 1957 in Everett, Washington to Magdalen L. “oudy” Monger. He passed away on October 8, 2022 and was preceded in death by his mother, siblings Totums, Ernest, Joey, Anita, Daryl, Robert, Tina, Mark and his first grandson Dallas Kane Taylor.
Growing up he was known by all as Chuck. He was raised in Everett, in the Riverside neighborhood, where he met many of his lifetime friends and made many trips home to be with family on the Tulalip Reservation. At the age of 12, he moved to Idaho as part of the Indian Child Placement Program through the LDS church. Chuck lived with a few families there, even working on a chicken farm where he lost his sense of smell. He yearned for home and it was time to return. At the age of 15 he met his one true love, penny who was 14 at the time. One year later they were wed in penny’s parents home, just 12 short days before their first daughter, Anita Kay was born in 1975. Always having open doors, chuck and penny helped raise chucks brother Mark and well as his special nephew Jamie for many of his younger years. Family was EVERYTHING and being rich in family was worth more than any amount of money! Chuck was a plumber for many years spending most of those years at Robinson plumbing. In April of 1981 they were blessed with their one and only son Adam Richard. Chuck, penny and the kids lived all over Everett but never too far to make sure their kids never had to switch schools or friends. They spent many years living and loving with their family and friends. Many trips traveling to Oregon to be with his sisters Anita and Rose’s families, dance party weekends with Craig and Vickie Jean and many others. In 1994 when his only daughter met her husband Scott and told him she was moving to Tulalip, he quickly moved right after getting his forever home on the reservation where’s he’s lived for 28 years. In 1995, his world changed forever when his first granddaughter and new best friend Brooke Laccie was born. From the second she was born he never left her side, their bond was like nothing anyone could explain! This is when he became papa and his world forever changed. Papa traveled for every softball game near and far, both in Washington and elsewhere. In 2003, he was blessed with his first grandson Kavan Andrew and a whole new love. Taking his grandkids for so long, we had to beg for our kids to come home for a day or two! In 2004 his (never say step) granddaughter, kirsty came home and made 3! In 2009, Keegan Adam was born, and became his best buddy for life and the bond was sealed! Keegan and papa did EVERYTHING together! From camp outs in the yard, watching shooting stars, chasing down classic rock CDs, stopping by his daughters work or families houses to check in, they were together! In 2016 Adam met the love of his life Caurie and papa gained two more granddaughters, Emma and Lilly. Also In 2016 he became a great grandpa to his baby Kyla. This year Brooke brought home his newest grandson, Jere who he already loved tremendously.
Papa had a very special bond with his son in law Scott and spent much of his time with him or calling him!
Papa enjoyed the company of his small circle and ate dinner at his daughter’s house every single night for over 20 years!
Papa loved with all he had and had so many adopted grandkids, Shaylene, Jenny (Lenny) Abbey-do, Kristen, Chloe and Lauren, Kahryn and Summer along with many other softball girls including his special friends Steve and Lynn, Matt and Lisa, and Donna. He had special bonds with his nieces Dushaine and Dani and his nephew Joey Lee and many other Nieces and Nephews that he loved.
Papa loved his Seahawks and NASCAR and you know where you would find him any given Sunday, in his Jammie’s eating fried chicken watching his tv!
He is survived by Anita and Scott, Adam and Caurie, Brooke (Jere), Kirsty (Luis), Kavan, Keegan, Emma, Lilly and Kyla.