Charles Everett Frisk (Chuck), 78, passed away on a ship in San Pedro, California on February 7, 2014. His wife Suzie was by his side. He resided in White City, Ore. and Cathedral City, Calif. at the time of his passing.
Chuck was born on December 21, 1935 in Chicago, Ill. to Charles C. and Violet C. Frisk. He spent his elementary and middle school years in Tempe, Ariz., where he enjoyed playing sports, his horse, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, earning an Eagle Scout award. In 1950, Chuck's family moved to Santa Ana, Calif. where he attended and graduated from Santa Ana High School in 1953. During that time he was involved in sports, Boy Scouts and student government. In September of 2013 he chaired his 60th high school class reunion.
Chuck attended Santa Ana City College where he graduated with an A.A. Degree in 1955. While in college he worked 40 hours a week in the family business. He attended University of Southern California in Los Angeles where he received a B.S. degree in education with a minor in science in 1958. He was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He continued his education at U.S.C., receiving a Masters of public school administration in 1962.
Chuck spent time serving his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force National Guard Reserve for six years.
On November 25, 1960, Chuck and Suzie were married in Santa Ana, Calif. At that time they were both teaching third grade in Garden Grove, Calif. in the same elementary school. He was married for a little over 53 years. He met Suzie at U.S.C.
Chuck then began his teaching career in Garden Grove, Calif., where he taught in the elementary school, then moved up to middle school where he was the yearbook advisor. He was hired as a vice-principal in an elementary school. In 1962, Chuck became the youngest principal in the state of California at the age of 26. Chuck moved to Orange, Calif. where he was an elementary school principal for several years.
His daughter, Tamara was born in 1966.
In 1968, Chuck bought a 50 acre ranch in the Central Point, Ore. area. In 1970, he decided to move to the ranch, build a home, raising black angus and angus cross cattle, along with raising hay. Chuck was hired as principal at Central Point Elementary School, then became principal of Scenic Middle School. From there, he moved to the district office and was athletic director, personal director, elementary school director and then assistant superintendent. His career covered 38 years in public school education.
Beside ranching and school business Chuck found time for community service. Chuck was president of numerous educational organizations, vice-president and president of the Central Point Chamber of Commerce, president of the Central Point Community Hospital Board, received an F.F.A. Farmer's Award and was Central Point's Citizen of the Year in 1985.
Chuck retired in 1994, found Outdoor Resort in Cathedral City, Calif., and decided to buy a lot.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Susan; daughter, Tamara Hammond of Medford; grandchildren, Rozi and Chaz Hammond of Medford; step-daughter Carrie Mille; step-granddaughter, Mylee Pricket; three sisters, Marianne Whitaker of Bullhead City, Ariz., Charlene Gurley of Santa Ana, Calif. and Debora Lierman of White City. He was known as Unkie to his niece and three nephews. Chuck was predeceased by his parents, an infant son and daughter.
A memorial service will be held at Sams Valley Elementary School on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. A potluck will follow, please contact Tamara at 541-840-8033 for more information.