Charles Philibert 83, passed away at his home in Lakeview on Thursday, August 26, 2021
Charlie was born on December 13, 1937, in Buhl, Idaho to Vernon Philibert and Pearl (Skief) Masterson. His childhood and teen years were spent mostly around central and northern California. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He was very proud of his service to his country and spent most of his enlistment aboard various aircraft carriers operating in the Pacific fleet. After returning to the states, he met and married Jeannette (Naylor) Philibert on February 17, 1964. They spent the majority of their 57 years together in Oregon, coming to Lakeview in 1983. They enjoyed raising their family and spending time with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Charlie enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, going for drives, and just hanging out with his family. He had various hobbies but what he really loved was his work and providing for his family. He worked a little bit of construction growing up, then worked in the lumber and molding mills throughout Oregon for many years. Sometimes working multiple jobs just to make sure his family has what they needed and more. He returned to the construction industry later in life and partnered with his son Shawn in March of 1995 to form Philibert Construction Company. He went thoroughly enjoyed working for and building the business through the years. Although 58 when Charlie started the new business, retirement was never a part of his plan, and he continued to help with the business until the very end.
Charlie’s family will remember him as one of the hardest working, most giving, and quietly loving people that they have ever knowns. He always put his wife, children, and grandchildren’s needs above his own. His passing will leave a void in our lives that will be very hard to fill, he will be dearly missed by all.
Charlie was preceded in death by his wife Jeannette.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Shawn and Miranda Philibert; daughter, Darlene Marrietta; grandchildren, Austin Philibert, Emily Philibert, Alexa Philibert, Daniella Marrietta, Tony Marrietta, and BJ Marrietta, and numerous great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
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