Charles Malcolm

Born: Sun., Oct. 17, 1937
Died: Fri., Sep. 11, 2020


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Charles “Chuck” Robert Malcolm, age 82, passed away on September 11, 2020 in Pendleton, OR.  He was born on October 17, 1937 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Helen (Johnstone) and John Malcolm, both of whom were born in Scotland.  Chuck was proud of his Scottish heritage.

After graduating from Norwich University, Vermont as a Second Lieutenant in 1959, he served at Fort Belvoir, Virginia then moved to Oregon to be a civil engineer for the U.S. Forest Service which often allowed him to work outdoors – a passion for Chuck.  He continued to serve in the Army Reserves at Fort Lewis for several years.  While working near Blue River, Oregon, Chuck met his future wife, Judith Harman and they married in 1962 in Eugene, OR.

After several years in Sweet Home and Klamath Falls, OR, Willard and Vancouver, WA, the Malcolms settled in Pendleton in 1974 and have been there ever since.  They raised their three children in Pendleton and Chuck continued to work for the U.S. Forest Service until his retirement in 1992.

Chuck will be remembered for his quick wit.  Often the favorite of nurses and at small group gatherings, his swift and unexpected jokes kept people laughing to the end.  He will also be remembered for his passion for fishing and hunting, which he passed on to several of his children and grandchildren.  He shared that when he was gone, he knew he would be going somewhere where there was better hunting and fishing, but he wouldn’t invite any one to go with him.

Chuck passed away in his home surrounded by his family.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, John and Helen, and his siblings John and Helen.  Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Judy; his three children of whom he was very proud, Kristi (Mike) Lapp, Kathy (AC) Reeves and Matt Malcolm; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Vange John Memorial Hospice in care of Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, 131 SE Byers Ave., Pendleton, OR 97801.

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