Charles Edward Hagensen, a resident of Woodinville for the past 35 years, died of colon cancer at the age of 78 on July 19, 2014 at 2:38 p.m. Born August 18, 1935 in Vancouver, Wash. to Vita and Nis Nissen, he was the youngest of 10 children. He served in the Air Force where he received his A&E and NC mechanics certifications. He then started his career at Boeing and married his only love, Rylien. They built their life together raising their three children and enjoying 52 wonderful years of marriage.
Charles worked at Boeing for 33 years. When he was not working he spent time with his family; he made them his priority whether mentoring or cheering them on. He loved coaching his kids’ and grandkids’ sports teams and made friends wherever he went. He was one of those people who would stop everything to help a total stranger in need and he made a difference in many people’s lives by being a living testimony of Christ. Charles loved music, especially Keith Green and David Ingles. He and his wife also enjoyed traveling a lot together.
He is survived by his wife Rylien, daughter and son in-law Teresa and Gary; son and daughter in-law Charles and Lisa and daughter Rachel; brothers Donald, Paul and Jack; sister Marian; his five grandkids Sara, Kayla, Natoshia, Alex and Matthew; his two great-grandkids Laycie Ray and Hudson and mother in-law Martha. He is dearly loved by all and will be greatly missed.
There will be a memorial service at a later date.