Kake resident Charles Edward Gregory, 53, died Sept. 23, 2006, in Kake.
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He was born Aug. 15, 1953, in Seattle, Wash., to Helen and Norton Gregory. He attended school in Seattle, where he lived and worked until he began traveling between Washington and Alaska in the early 1970s. In 1986, he eventually made his home in Kake with his wife Loretta.
According to his family, he loved hunting, fishing, subsistence living and being outdoors with his friends and family.
"He enjoyed all of the people of Kake and was always eager to lend a hand when needed. We will always remember him for his versatility on the dance floor," they said. "Charlie will be remembered for his great sense of humor and smile, and as a loving husband, father, brother and friend to all. He will be truly missed by all who knew him."
He was preceded in death by his father; mother; and step-father, Mel Moe.
He is survived by his wife; son, Norton Gregory; daughter, Megan Gregory; sisters, Ann Swenson and her husband, Ron, and Yvonne Roberts and her husband, Steve; brothers, Bill Gregory, Mike Gregory and his wife, Cathy, Jim Gregory and his wife, Nadine, and Pat Gregory; aunts, Lillian Crutchfield and her husband, Jim, and Dee Dee Scarborough; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Ashes will be scattered at his favorite fishing grounds near Kake and at Keystone beach - his favorite rock hunting beach on Whidbey Island in Washington. A celebration of life will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kake High School gymnasium.