Max E. Charlton, 74, a native Fairview District rancher, died Friday [February 4, 1977]. Born Aug. 27, 1902 in Ellensburg, he was a graduate of Ellensburg High School and attended Washington State University.
He married Loila Schnebly April 9, 1933 in Ellensburg and then began farming in the Fairview District. He was a member of the First Christian Church and past member of the Fairview Grange, Farm Bureau and Kittitas County Cattlemen’s Association.
He was the son of the late George and Maude Charlton. He is survived by his wife, Loila; two sons, Dave Charlton, of Ellensburg; and Paul Charlton, of Okanogan; five grandchildren; a brother, J. L. (Bob) Charlton, of Ellensburg; and a sister, Mrs. John Haberman of Ellensburg.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Evanson Chapel. The Rev. William A. Dietz will officiate and burial will follow at the IOOF Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to a charity.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman