June 24, 1942 – September 28, 2012 Charles (Chuck) Edward Anderson passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at his home in Sutter Creek, after a brief and heroic fight with cancer. He was 70 years old.
By his wife, Chuck will forever be cherished as a beloved companion. To his children and his grandchildren he lives on through his fierce support, love and generosity and will forever be remembered as their “rock.” To his friends, Chuck was loved for his integrity, honor and loyalty.
Chuck was born on June 24, 1942 in Turlock, Calif. He graduated from Turlock High School in 1960. He served in the U.S. Army and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Jose State University. Chuck served as a Sergeant on the Santa Cruz, Calif., Police Force and spent thirty years as a teacher and director in the community college system. He was a teacher at Rio Hondo Community College, the Director of the Central Coast Counties Police Academy, in Gilroy, Calif., for seven years and Chairman of the Criminal Justice Department at Cabrillo College, in Aptos, Calif., for twenty years. Chuck retired in Sutter Creek, Calif., with his wife, Sandra (Adams) Anderson, where they own and operate the Eureka Street Bed and Breakfast Inn. During his time in Sutter Creek, Chuck was an active community member, serving on several committees and boards and continuing his lifelong commitment to education by serving on the Amador County Unified School District Board of Directors, and the Amador County Community College Committee.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Sandy (Adams) Anderson, children Christy Melton and her husband, Dean; Scott Anderson and his wife, Lisa; and Matt Tanner and his wife, Connie, and was preceded in death by his daughter, Anne Conrardy. He also is survived by grandchildren Samantha, Alexsandra, Matthew, Zachary and Maguire Conrardy; Jack, Sophia and John Melton, of Sutter Creek; Sarah Anderson, of Houston, Texas; and Anne and Cole Tanner, of Santa Cruz, Calif.
Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Chuck’s life at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at the Sutter Creek Community Center, on Church Street. Condolences may be offered by mail at P. O. Box 395, Sutter Creek, California. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sutter Creek Community Foundation, PO Box 1344, Sutter Creek, CA 95685.