Uncle Chuck was my husband’s half-brother. We kept in touch by e-mail and he would call every once in a while to see how I was and tell me he loved me. I knew him as a good and kind man and I will miss having him in my world. Thank you, Chuck, for being the person you were. God love you.

Charles Vining Jr. (1924 – 2012)

  • “i haven’t seen or heard of uncle chuck since i was a little…”
    – mary vining perrone

Charles Edward Vining, Jr.

Charles Edward Vining, Jr., 88, of Palm Desert, Calif., passed away October 27, 2012 in Palm Desert of age related causes. He was born October 4, 1924, to Charles E. Vining, Sr. and Jean Forrester in Chicago, Ill. He married Nita Killen on August 30, 1992 in Maui, Hawaii. He was in the legal and claims department of State Farm Insurance for 26 years. He was a member of Optimist International. He served in the Marine Corps during WWII for three and a half years as a PFC. He is survived by his wife, Nita Rae Vining; daughters, Vicki Lynn Meece of Tustin, Calif. and Stacey Jean Kelley of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; son, Charles Richard Vining of Palm Springs, Calif.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother, parents and grandparents. A visitation will be held Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Ramon Chapel at Forest Lawn Cathedral City. A funeral service will be held Monday, November 5, 2012 at 10:00 am at Forest Lawn Cathedral City with entombment to follow. The family suggests that donations be made to Desert Adventist Academy Student Aid, 74-200 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Forest Lawn Memorial Parks & Mortuaries. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit mydesert.com/obituaries.

Published in The Desert Sun on November 2,