|Birth: ||Feb. 27, 1929|
San Francisco County
|Death: ||Jul. 29, 2011|
Hale "Blackie" Kenneth Charlton passed away on July 29, 2011, after complications from a heart attack, with his family by his side. He was born February 27, 1929, in San Francisco to Walter and Ella Charlton.
Hale was raised in San Martin until the death of his mother when he was 12, at which time he went to live with his grandparents in San Jose. He left school at age 15 to work in the agriculture industry. Hale was introduced to Shirley Ivester by his cousin, and they were married in 1946. He worked for Lucky Hereford Ranch in Gilroy. In 1952, he became foreman of Lucky Hereford Ranch in Sierra Valley. In 1956, Hale left ranching to cut logs for Clover Logging Company, which brought him and his family to Quincy three years later. He eventually became the manager of Clover Logging Company. Hale was also a partner in C&M Trucking Company and Spanish Creek Aggregates. Throughout his career he held many prestigious titles, such as President and Director of the Associated California Loggers.
In the late 70's Hale returned to his true passion of ranching. He raised registered Shorthorn cattle, becoming a President and Director of the California Shorthorn Association, and a Director of the American Shorthorn Association. He supported the Plumas Sierra County Fair by being a sponsor, and purchasing animals from 4-H youth every year. As a partner in J&H Land and Cattle Company, Hale had a string of show cattle that travelled the Western United States winning multiple awards over many years.
Hale was preceded in death by his wife Shirley, daughter Ellene, and grandson Zackary. He is survived by his brother Robert of San Jose, son Kerry and his wife Christine of Rancho Palos Verdes, and son Walter and his wife Sheri of Quincy. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Created by: J
Record added: Aug 19, 2011
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