Charles Fredrick BinderJune 3, 1936 ~ June 1, 2017 (age 80)
Charles F. (Chuck) Binder, 80, of Boise, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital.
Charles was born on June 3, 1936 in Weiser, Idaho to Charles A. and Helen Binder. His earliest years were spent on the homestead in Huntington, Oregon at his father’s ranch, where his lifelong love of raising cattle and farming began. He was soon joined by his sister Marjorie, who became and remained his closest sibling throughout his life.
He attended grade school in Payette, Idaho, and in the late 40’s the family built a home and settled in Ontario, Oregon, where brothers Tony and Chris were raised. Charles graduated from high school in 1954, and was awarded a basketball scholarship to the University of Portland. After graduating with a degree in Education, he began teaching in Payette. In 1964, he met and married Sharon Newman, and together they raised two children, Michelle and Lance on their Oregon Slope ranch. He raised Registered Polled Hereford cattle and farmed while he continued to teach at Payette Middle School.
Charles taught school for over 25 years, and retired in 1994. In 2013, he and Sharon sold their farm and moved to Boise. On December 31, 2014, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends.
Charles was preceded in death by his wife Sharon, his parents, Charles A. and Helen Binder, and his brother Chris. He is survived by his daughter, Michelle; son, Lance; grandchildren, Cameron Kinzer, Tennille (Darren) Burton, Taylor Higgins and Braden Binder; his brother, Tony; sister, Marjorie Beradino; and a very special cousin Katie Bagley, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Cloverdale Memorial Park.