Charles Q. Early

Charles Q. Early

February 18, 1941 - March 13, 2016

Charles Q. Early

February 18, 1941 - March 13, 2016


Charles Q. Early passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday morning on March 13, 2016.

Charles was born February 18, 1941 in Norborne, Missouri to Martha and Merlin Early. Charles graduated from Woodbury College in 1960. He worked in the mortgage banking business for 45 years and retired on March 31, 2008.

Charles is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Bonnie and their three children, daughter, Kelly Altringer, (Russell) of Rancho Santa Margarita, daughter, Jamie Machado, (Justin) Cardiff by the Sea, son Chad Early (Tiffany) Traduce Canyon and sister Judith Bonar of Ruskin, Fl. Charles’ pride and joy has been his six grandchildren, Trevor Chilton, Camryn and Austin Machado, Kiley, Caden and Casten (CQ) Early.

Charles will be remembered for his unconditional and dedicated love for his family. He always had the willingness to lend a hand at a moments notice. He would literally give you the shirt off his back if he had to. Charles was a great listener, he was genuine, kind hearted, and generous.

Celebration of Life will be conducted at Norman P. Murray Senior Center, Mission Viejo, CA, Monday, March 21, 2016 at 2:30pm.

Donations may be made in Charles’ name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,

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  2. I sent this virtual memory of Chuck because I’m not able to be at the service for reasons that kelly knows why. I remember meeting Chuck over 29 years ago. I was working with Kelly and she was buying a car from my then husband, Russ and I. Chuck being the fierce father he was wanted to make sure we weren’t giving his daughter a bad deal so I had to take the car to him to look at. I was afraid of him when I first met him until I came to know him later as he remain in our lives to this day when Russ married Kelly many years later. I sat with him talking at my son, Kevin’s wedding and I told him that I now know why he was so fierce when Kelly bought the car from me because I was the same way now. It wasn’t so much fierce I told him, but love. And he laughed and said yes, it was love that makes a parent fierce. He was a good father. He must have been a good father. Look at Jamie, Chad and Kelly. They are examples of being raised by a great man. And look at Bonnie, she is a beautiful and sweet woman. Only a good man deserves such a good woman. And only a good woman deserves such a great man. God bless you Chuck. You were so lucky to have had such a wonderful life full of love, respect and happiness.

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  4. Bonnie and family,
    Eleanor, myself and our family wish you our deepest sympathy. We know you’ll treasure the years you spent together. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Chuck fulfilled his mission here and is in the loving care of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. When our journey is done we shall all be together again. PRAISE GOD!

    Love from the Johnson family
    Charles, Eleanor, Jeanette, Vivian and Gwendolyn

  5. Juliann says:

    We are very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I still look back to our river days & how much fun I had with your family. Your dad was wonderful person and will miss him. Love Juli, Sam & Sophia

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