Ada Charles
December 17, 1990 - February 21, 2013


Ada Charles passed Feb. 21st, 2013 peacefully. Born December 17, 1909 in Waukell, Klamath, CA. Ada Charles grew up and lived most of her life in Klamath, CA. She has been traditional basket weaver for approximately 95 years. Ada always was able to make ANY Basket. She was the Eldest Yurok Tribal member. Ada is fluent with her native language of Yurok.

She will be remembered as a loving mother of 7 children: Jeannette Eberhardt & husband Gig, Arlen Charles, Florine Fern Bates & husband Bruce, JoAnn Moore, Lloyd Charles, previously deceased children, Pauline Charles, Larry Charles and Byron Scott.

Ada was a loving Grandmother, Aunty, Great Great Grandmother, etc. She has numerous grandchildren, too many to list individually. We are very family orientated! We have a HUGE Family!

A Wake will be held at the family home of Bruce and Fern Bates, 110 Klamath Circle, Klamath, CA on Sunday February 24th, 2013 starting at noon.

The Funeral Services will be held at Wier's Mortuary Chapel on Monday, February 25th, 2013 11:00 AM with interment following at the family plot Waukell River Bar Klamath, CA.

After services, a fellowship will be held at Yurok Tribal Office at 5:00 P.M.


Sunday February 24, 2013, 12:00 noon at Bruce and Fern Bates Residence
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Funeral Service

Monday February 25, 2013, 11:00 AM at Wier's Mortuary Chapel
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