Charles Blaine Segler, born November 26, 1934, in Ardmore, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Oxnard, California, surrounded by his family.


Charles Blaine Segler, born November 26, 1934, in Ardmore, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Oxnard, California, surrounded by his family.

 

Blaine Segler served in the United States Army as both enlisted and civilian from 1954 until his retirement in 1989. He lived and worked in California since his arrival from Oklahoma in 1957. A joker from almost the beginning, his exploits included throwing bricks down the only working well at the family home during the Great Depression, tossing a firecracker out of the school gym window and hitting the principal on the head, to the infamous tops wars he and his brother, James engaged in while in their 60’s. He was a master storyteller and a genius with computers. He and his wonderful presence will be forever missed.

 

Blaine is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elma Lou Segler; his children, Teresa Elaine Segler, Alvin Blaine Segler and Kenneth Waine Segler; his grandchildren, Courtni, Taylor, Alexandra and Holland; and great-grandchild, Hannah Sofia; as well as, three brothers and four sisters.

 

Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary in Santa Paula. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2012, at Bardsdale Cemetery in Fillmore. Services have been entrusted to Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, 738 E. Santa Paula Street, Santa Paula, Calif. www.skillincarrollsp.com.