Charles “Chuck” Leger

Memorial services were held at the Alva Cemetery, Alva, Wyoming, on Saturday June 30, 2018, for Charles “Chuck” Leger. Music and memories were shared by family and friends.

Charles “Chuck” Leger was the son of Howard and Dolly Leger. They moved from Wisconsin to Belle Fourche, South Dakota, where Chuck grew up and graduated from high school in 1954.

Chuck spent summers working on ranches, mostly in the Alva area. He joined the Navy and on January 26, 1958, he married Shirley Wells of Alva.

As a career Navy man, Chuck served in San Diego, Hawaii, Virginia and Taiwan where he saw duty in periods across Asia and the Pacific. Upon retirement from the Armed Forces Chuck worked for Lockheed Martin.

Upon “real retirement”, Chuck and Shirley roamed the U.S.A. in their motor home, from the West Coast to the East Coast, from Florida to Alaska, loving every minute of it but returning to their roots in South Dakota and Wyoming and later they settled in California to escape the winters.

Chuck was preceded in death by his wife Shirley, his parents and his step mother Adeline and brother Richard. He is survived by his three children, daughter DeeAnn and son Michale in California and daughter Cheryl in West Virginia; many Navy buddies; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and his “Wells Family” two sisters-in-law, Rose Zella Proctor of Sundance, Wyoming and Joe dee Shellenberger of Billings, Montana.