Charles E. (Chuck or Everett) Finney, 94, died Dec. 8, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Cottonwood. He was born Jan. 3, 1924, at Kamiah, the youngest child of Frank and Mabel (George) Finney.
Charles served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a submariner aboard the USS Seacat, one of the subs that accompanied the USS Missouri into Tokyo Bay when Japan surrendered. Charles married Nadine at St. James Chapel in New London, Conn. in 1944; they were married 74 years.
Following the war, Charles and Nadine moved to Fenn, Idaho, where they were employed by a farmer/rancher there. In 1948, they moved to Woodland, onto the old Wilson George place. There they remained, raised four children, farmed and ranched.
Charles is preceded in death by his parents, his six brothers and sisters, one daughter, and one grandson.
He is survived by his wife Nadine at the family home, sons Lee (Marcia) Finney and Chris (Diane) Finney, and daughters Julie Geiger and Lynn Finney, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be Friday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Woodland Friends Church with Pastor Kevin Davis officiating. A private family interment will follow. Trenary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.