San Diego Union,
Friday, 4 May 1990
"ELMORE -- Charles, 67, died April
25, 1990 in Chula Vista,
Ca. He was buried April 30, 1990 at
Glen Abbey Cemetery
in Chula Vista
beside his son, Richard Allen Elmore.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Strawn Elmore, his sister -- Helen
Elmore Ohde, two nephews, two nieces, his son - Charles Elmore, Jr., his
daughter-in-law -- Christina Warner Elmore, and his many, many friends.
During his thirty-year Naval career, he saw service at
Beach and during the
African Campaign, as well as being involved in convoy and search-and-destroy
missions during World War II. He
served as recruiter during the Korean War and was involved in invasive tactics
police action. He helped commission
the USS Oklahoma. He finished his
career as Chief Master-At-Arms.
After his retirement, he became maintenance supervisor for ten years at Southwestern College
in Chula Vista.
He began his long working life during the depression when he and Helen
delivered his father's butchered meat via his little red wagon.
Later on, he began working in his father's restaurant when he was 12
years old. He enlisted in the Naval
Reserve at 18. He is sadly missed
by everyone who knew & loved this 'crusty' man with the marshmallow heart."