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Charles Robert Zarka

Charles Robert Zarka passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Pioneer Village in Jacksonville, Ore. Charles was born October 2, 1929 in Ashland, Ore. to Stephen and Sylvora Zarka.

Charles married Jean DeVoe February 5, 1949. For a few years Charles worked as a line driver for O.N.C., but spent most of his working years as a diesel mechanic. He lived in Ashland until his retirement, when he and Jean became full-time R.V.ers. In 2009 he relocated to Gold Hill and lived there until his recent move to Jacksonville.

Charles' hobbies were camping, boating, fishing, golfing, traveling, hunting, and snowmobiling.

He is survived by his daughters, Linda Buchanan (Steve), Sally Jordan (Ken), and Julie Evanson (Steve); son, Steve; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Jean.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Medford First Church of the Nazarene.

Memorial contributions can be made to Medford Gospel Mission, 125 W. Jackson St., Medford, Ore.