Charles Waine Stoddard

Charles Waine Stoddard, 79, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 13, 2017, following a difficult recovery from a broken ankle. He was born on January 6, 1938 in Henderson, Pennsylvania.

He was a kind and gentle man leaving behind his wife of 57 years, Ronda (Porter) Stoddard; three daughters, Di Anna Adair and Husband Wes, Debbie Stoddard, Darilyn Peddie and Husband John; grandchildren; Paige and Jake Ricketts, Alexandra Gaston, Bryce Adair and Thomas Gaston; Sister-in-Law’s Frankie Thurston, La Donna Porter and Marge Stoddard and Brother-in-Law Mike Hartman and many nieces, nephews and close friends.  Local family members include Margo and Erik Volkmer, and their children Lane and Dalton Volkmer.

Born and raised in Pennsylvania, he was the son of William Harry and Clarabelle Stoddard (Conway). In 1955, at the age of 17, he moved to Roswell, NM to join the Air Force and worked at Walker Air Force Base as a mechanic on B-52 Bombers.  He was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force on May 2, 1963.

He met his wife, Ronda Porter, on a blind date in 1956 and they were married in June 1959 at First Baptist Church in Artesia, NM. In 1960, he joined American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) as an electronics technician and retired from AT&T in 1994.  And moved to Houston in 1995 to be closer to his children and grandchildren.

We will be celebrating his life with a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 18th at Crowder Funeral Home in Webster, Texas


  1. Met Chuck in 1995 when I flew from Los Angeles with my friend Joanne. Was only there a week. Chuck was a nice man and showed us around Houston and Galveston.

    Joseph Kovacs
  2. Ronda ,you, and the kids have our sympathy, as you no Chuck was my room mate at Walker Air Force Base, and I knew him since Jan. 1956 we where very good friends, and afterwards visited each others homes. Our memories will last forever. You have our sympathy. Shirley-Roger Millam

    Roger D. Millam
  3. Ronda and Family, Please except my deepest sympathy on the passing of Chuck. My father thought dearly of him as did the rest of our family. He will be remembered fondly. Big hug’s and prayers being sent your way. Marilyn Millam Hoff ” Roger Millam daughter”

    Marilyn Hoff
  4. Ronda and family our condolences and prayers for the family on the passing of Chuck.
    I, had known Chuck since the 1970’s worked with him and then worked in
    My group before he retired. Chuck was always our guy who never got
    Excited about deadlines or emergencies that came. Always said it will
    Work out, needless to say it always worked out truly. An, asset to my group.
    Ronda may god bless you and your family.

    Ismael and Carol Pantoja
    Albuquerque Nm

    Ismael Pantoja
  5. My dear Ronda
    I read with sadness the passing of your beloved “love of your life”.
    God did not create us to accept loss. He places eternity in every heart. Thus, when a life is cut short, we grieve.
    In this life we go from glory to glory.
    May your consolation be that he is resting in eternal
    love with Our Dear Lord.
    God bless you and your family.
    Thinking and praying for you here in the Land of Enchantment.
    Love and blessings
    Henry and Karen Aceves

    Karen Aceves

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