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Charles Arthur Shoaf, 1940 – 2014

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Charles Arthur Shoaf, 1940 – 2014


Charles Arthur Shoaf, 1940 – 2014

Service time: March 14, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Charles Arthur Shoaf
1940 – 2014

Charles Arthur Shoaf, age 73, of Tehachapi, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014.  He was born in Temple, Texas, on August 15, 1940, to George and Rosie Shoaf.  On July 18, 1986, he married Mary Van Blake.

Chuck worked for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in Tehachapi for 30 years in the Prison Industry Authority Department.  He retired in March of 2010.

In his time of retirement Chuck loved to go fishing, piddle around in his shop doing odd jobs, and traveling with his wife and friends, Oscar and Laticia White.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 28 years, Mary Van Blake-Shoaf; his mother, Rosie; brother, Jimmie; sister, Darlene; and his loving sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews, and other friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, George; brothers, Edward and Alfred; and sister, Lucy.

Recitation of the Rosary was held on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at St. Malachy’s Catholic Church, in Tehachapi, California.  The Mass of the Resurrection was held on Friday, March 14, 2014, at St. Malachy’s.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Links for Life.  Wood Family Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.  For condolences please visit

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