Charles "Charlie" Thomas Oliver passed peacefully on September 6, 2020 in Colorado, with his loving wife Linda by his side. A celebration of Charlie's life will be held at a later date.
Charlie, the son of Bill and Edwardine Oliver, was born on Sept. 29th 1956 in Baker City, Oregon. Charlie graduated from Pine Eagle High School in Halfway, Oregon in 1974. He played Football and was a member of the wrestling team. Charlie also competed on the national level in team roping in Ogden, Utah in 1973.
Charlie followed his passion of becoming an airline pilot. He was the youngest person to achieve a type rating on a De Havilland Turbo Twin Otter and Charlie also set speed records in a Piper Cheyenne 400LS (PA-42-1000) with Captain Chuck Yeager in the mid 1980's. These achievements took him on an around the world adventure.
He eventually settled in Colorado when Charlie was hired by United Airlines. He wore many hats during his 31+ years with this company which included the prestigious titles of Captain, MEC Training Chairman and Director of flight training operations at United Airlines.
Charlie is survived by his wife of 19 years Linda (Mook) Oliver of Dillon CO.; Children Sean Oliver of Boulder, CO., Jake (Ashly) Pearce of Baker City, OR.; Grandchildren Draven Pearce and Paige Pearce of Baker City, OR; Sister Frances (Terry) Gulick Vaughn of Halfway; Brother Bill (Susan) Oliver of Kodiak, AK.; Brother-in-law Stan Gulick of Halfway, OR.; Sister-in-law Jan Oliver of Halfway, OR. and many loving nieces and nephews.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, and Brother Denny Oliver.
In lieu of flowers the family requested donations be made to the Pine Haven Cemetery Beautification Fund through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
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