Charles Howard Haylock, two days short of his 87th birthday, passed away peacefully at home with his wife and caregiver by his side. Born in Glendale, CA, he graduated from Glendale High School in 1946. He attended Western Washington College of Education (Western Washington University) where he was awarded a degree in education in 1950. His teaching career began in San Carlos, CA but it was interrupted by the Korean War. He trained at Camp Roberts and served with the 185th Combat Engineers, attaining the rank of Sergeant Major of the battalion.
Following his discharge from the Army in 1952, he met and married Ingrid Fischer. He taught in Southern California while attending the University of Southern California. He earned a Master’s degree in education from USC. Moving soon to Santa Rosa, CA he served as a teacher and program manager in the Santa Rosa City Schools and taught English at Sonoma State University.
In 1956 he became the proud father of a daughter, Kym, and in 1958, a son, Charles Lloyd. After his divorce, he met and married Christine Genuit. In 1958, they moved to Bellingham, WA where they enjoyed the beautiful out of doors, sailing, and skiing. He built and designed three of his homes.
Howard is survived by his wife, Christine, daughter, Kym Ater (Mark), son, Charles Lloyd Haylock, sister, Martha Reichert, seven grandchildren in California and Minnesota, and seven great grandchildren, as well as an extended family of nieces and nephews. His beloved Pomeranians, Tom Tom and Go Go, will miss him, he was devoted to them.
The family would like to thank the wonderful infusion nurses, Dr. Kominsky, and staff at the Peace Health St. Joseph Cancer Center for their care. Also, the staff of Whatcom Hospice and Dr. Margaret Jacobsen for their compassionate care and meeting his every need in his battle with MDS, bone marrow cancer. And a special thank you to Trish Talbot, his caregiver, who provided loving care and much comfort and wisdom about this journey to the family. At his request, there will be no funeral. A private family memorial service will be held later. Memorial donations may be made to Whatcom Humane Society or Whatcom Hospice.