Charles Howard Haylock

January 29, 1929 - January 27, 2016

Charles Howard Haylock

January 29, 1929 - January 27, 2016


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.

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8 responses to Charles Howard Haylock

  1. Misty Hudson says:

    I love you grandpa.. I can’t believe you gone. I was excite I plan to surprise you to meet you that we never meet. I love you hug

  2. Tom Wilson says:

    Mr. Haylock was my 8th grade English teacher at Santa Rosa Junior High School. He was legendary for riding a motorcycle to school and taking on the administration when they told him he couldn’t ride to school. But beyond that he instilled in me a love of reading and writing by taking the fear out of it and making it fun. He challenged us to write the longest sentence we could with the word “corpulent” in it. I strung together a long string of clauses and wrote a very long sentence, and he read it to the class.
    I am 71 years old, and this memory from so many years ago is among my most brilliant. I send my condolences to the family of Mr Haylock along with a warm memory of a great teacher.

    Tom Wilson, Fairfax, CA

  3. Christine, We would like to offer our condolences on Howard’s passing. We are saddened to hear the news and he will be missed by us all. May his memory be eternal and live on in all the memories we all have of him. We wish you comfort and healing at this time.
    Jim, Dini and Soula Christopoulos (your friends at Five Columns)

  4. jean olson says:

    Christie, We are so sorry to hear about Howard. I have thought about you two often living in Bellingham. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Love and Hugs, Dave & Jean Olson (an old friend)

  5. C. B. says:

    To the family of Charles Howard Haylock, I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. May you will find comfort found at John 5:28 & 29.

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