Charymane Meier Herbstruth Beskow
The angels escorted Charymane into heaven to be with her Lord, Jesus after her long battle with breast cancer. Charymane Marie Meier, born September 30, 1966 in Renton, Wash. to Harvey Meier of Keizer, Ore. and Dorothy (Horton) Meier Herbstruth of Klamath Falls, Ore. It was early in life that Charymane adopted her stepfather’s last name from Mr. Richard “Dick” Herbstruth who was retired from the U.S. Navy and Qwest Phone Co.
Charymane graduated from Rogue River High School in 1985 before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1986. She served overseas in Yokosuka, Japan and worked in the Communications-Operations Center for Commander U.S. Naval Forces, Japan. Charymane was recognized by Admiral James Cossey for “Sailor of the Quarter” for a job well done with a smile . . . and made rank three times. In 1988 she went forward to a technical rating school specializing in Cryptology Administration. She was assigned to Athens, Greece Naval Security Group Activity from 1988-1990, and was promoted to a CTA3 Petty Officer 3rd Class. It was during her overseas tour that she was able to visit the Greek Islands and visit the Holy Land, Israel during a spiritual pilgrimage trip where she was baptized in the Jordan River, which was a very important event and one of the major highlights of her life.
After an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy she settled in Klamath Falls, Ore. where her immediate family currently resides. In 1993, Charymane married Douglas Beskow from Salem, Ore. They had only one child, Joshua (Beskow) Hendrix before their marriage ended in 2003.
Charymane decided to further her education through online studies, attended Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz. from 2008 - 2014, and received a bachelor of science in business applied management and also a master degree with honors in public administration with emphasis in government policies. Charymane served as a volunteer for the Civil Air Patrol at the Kingsley Airbase as a 2nd Lieutenant Training Safety Officer from 2007 - 2008, and volunteered as a Sunday school teacher at her local church. She served in the information management field in the Oregon Air National Guard from 2001 - 2003, including further honorable service in the Oregon Army National Guard from 1996 - 1997.
Charymane was so proud of her stepfather’s Naval Service while he was involved in the Air Trans portal Communications Unit (ATCU) and the event of the USS Pueblo crisis during the time of the North Korean takeover, and is why she followed her dad’s footsteps for military service. In 2015, she worked for the U.S. Forestry Service Ranger District, Klamath Falls, Ore. Her brief employment came to an end due to her long-term battle with breast cancer. Charymane’s personal quote; “The first greatest gift in life is accepting Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, to have a hope, a future, and a life. Therefore, I will make the transition from my mother’s loving arms into the loving arms of Jesus. The second greatest gift in life is giving life so one can have life.”
A very special thank you from Charymane’s family to High Desert Hospice of Klamath Falls, Ore.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Klamath Tribute Center located at 6420 S. 6th St. in Klamath Falls, Ore. Funeral services with military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 12, 2016 at His Valley Church located at 4812 S. Pacific Hwy. in Phoenix, Ore. with burial to follow at Eagle Point National Cemetery. The Klamath Tribute Center is in charge of the arrangements.