Charles E. Fletcher II, attorney-at-law and longtime resident of Greenlee County, died Nov. 12, 2003 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tucson. He was born in April 14, 1948 in Wenatchee, Wash.
When he was 3 years old, he moved to Texas with his parents where he grew up. He excelled in school and set many academic records and won many awards in Future Farmers of America, including the DeKalb Award and the American Farmer Award.
After high school, he graduated second in his class from Bear Valley Church of Christ School of Preaching. He then took a position with the Payson Church of Christ where he served for two years as minister. While there, he met and married his wife, Olive, in 1969. Together they adopted a daughter, Charlene.
Mr. Fletcher then went on to graduate with honors receiving a B.A. from Grand Canyon University in 1973, and Arizona State University College of Law in 1976.
He moved to Clifton in 1987 and was elected county attorney in 1988. Mr. Fletcher was an active member of Sunset Church of Christ in Morenci.
He is survived by his wife, Olive; daughter, Charlene of Austin, Texas; sister, Evelyn Symes of Bellingham, Wash.; brother, Clint Fletcher of Marietta, Ga.; one grandchild, Zachary; nieces, a nephew and countless friends.
Services were held Nov. 15, with interment at Duncan Cemetery.