header 1
header 2
header 3

In Memory

Charles R Edmiston

Charles Richard Edmiston
August 10, 1953 - December 7, 2022  


It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Charles Richard Edmiston 12/7/22. His burial will be Saturday 12/10/22 in Eldorado Texas at the Eldorado cemetery 1:00 PM with Pastor, grave site service only. He passed peacefully after a four year struggle with cancer.

Charles studied atTexas Tech University.  He worked in the engineering department of Alyeska as a senior estimator in the 1980s and 90s on George Heywood's Project Controls team. Charlie enjoyed his work at APSC, ConocoPhillips and BP. His hobbies were collecting firearms and fly fishing. He loved floating and fishing Alaska rivers.

He was preceeded in death by his wife JoAnn Edmiston who passed in 2014, also due to cancer.  His survivors include brothers William Michael Edmiston and Steven Lynn Edmiston, and sister Kathryn Ann Smith.  He will be missed by all who knew him.


Provided by Michael McGehee

Love Funeral Home of Eldorado, TX

go to bottom 
  Post Comment
    Prior Page

12/09/22 03:06 PM #6    

George Andersen

Sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. He was always a gentleman and a professional and never got "riled up". 

12/09/22 03:54 PM #7    

George Heywood



I know that I have commented previously but probably didn't cover my thoughts on Challie as a friend and colleague. He plus Mike Mcgehee managed to pull out if the planning section to a realistic project controls by not esrmtimaing a project but trying to capture the hours involved. This annoyed a lot of people involved who were build it and to hell with cost. The mind set as we moved from building to operations.

My group managed to overcome some of these problems as we were as just regarded as policemen. I think feelings were changed when there was Pipeline just down and Mike in particular was to define in detail what was required. I am sure Charlie helped in the estimating some of the times to do things. 

I really think that it was a stepping stone for Alyeska to realize that operations wasn't a quiet move from construction. Hopefully my group individuals were a help in that changes.



12/09/22 03:55 PM #8    

Mel Jessee

I’m sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. I worked with him a lot back in the 90’s on project AFE estimates and he was always easy to work with. He was always very professional and delivered high quality estimates. Throughout the years, I enjoyed running into Charlie and JoAnn at company events and it was clear that he truly loved Joann. They were very sweet together! Charlie always loved to share his fishing stories and I always enjoyed hearing about them.

Charlie, I hope you and JoAnne are enjoying your next adventure together!

God Bless You, Mel

12/09/22 06:51 PM #9    

Michael McGehee

Charlie and JoAnn were our best friends in Alaska for 35 year. We considered Jo Ann and Charlie to be part of our family. He was godfather to one of my granddaughters. We walked and floated untold miles of rivers together. They spent every holiday and birthday celebration with us at our home in Wasilla. Great memories were made around many campfires. Charlie and JoAnn had great moral character, conservative, honest and straight forward. They were very close to our children who loved both of them dearly. Charlie was a fantastic fly fisherman and a long term member of the Alaska Fly fishers club. He was a master at tying flys for all sport fish but especially for rainbows. When we weren't fishing together we were riding motorcycles together. I had the pleasure of working with him on many projects over the years at Alyeska and BP. He was meticulous at everything he did on and off the job. He was really good at his profession and he did conceptual estimating for some very large North slope fabrication and facility installations projects. He and Benny Parrera were teamed up at Alyeska in the early years and again later in their careers at BP. They became a go to team for well tie in estimates and long range planning. I consider myself very fortunate to have shared our adventures and his company for so many years. I remember one trip in the fall when we found a sweet spot for rainbows way up Montana Creek. Charlie had tied some flys that the rainbows just couldn't resist that day. We fished that bend in the river about 50 yards apart all day until dusk before we headed back out. We caught so many bows that I lost count. I recall looking up his way as an amber glow came over the river with the evening sunlight. All I could make out was a silhouette of him, the image of my tall, strong friend against the glow of the sunlight, fly rod bent with the weight of a large fish. The last one caught that day. I will always hold onto that image etched in my memory of him. It's been really difficult to hear about his health deteriorating over the past few years. His good friend Benny Parrera helped him in Anchorage with trips to the hospital for treatments, shopping and other things he could no longer handle. Cancer treatments are so difficult to endure. We thought he was in remission at one point but it came back the following year. I'm so sorry he had to go through that. He was so undeserving. He was a great soul, a true friend, a huge part of our family and our Alaska experience.

12/10/22 05:25 PM #10    

Glenn Morrison

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Charlie over the years. He was a great construction and project services estimator and I loved his fishing stories! RIP my friend.

12/11/22 10:10 PM #11    

Pat McDevitt

So sorry to hear of Charlie's passing.  I really enjoyed working with Charlie and what a skilled and respected estimator.  Rest in Peace Charlie.

12/12/22 11:14 AM #12    

Keith Burke

Charlie was a true pleasure to work with during the 80's and 90's. You will be missed Charlie.

12/12/22 11:14 AM #13    

Keith Burke

Charlie was a true pleasure to work with during the 80's and 90's. You will be missed Charlie.

12/23/22 11:03 AM #14    

Greg Kinney

Just a followup to George Heywood's tribute to Charlie:  although I personally did not join the Alyeska team until 1989, it was obvious that George's group (of which Mike McGehee and Charlie were topnotch professionals) really helped our company mature and become much more organized and professional.  Even as a latecomer, I confess I started out with the same kind of cost-be-damned, get-it-done-yesterday mindset as many others before me (and a few since I came in).  It's a tribute to George and his team that we were nudged, gently and persuasively, toward a better way.  Thank you George and Mike; I wish Charlie was still here to thank as well.

12/24/22 12:16 PM #15    

Michael McGehee

Thank you Greg Kinney. I wish he was too. We all enjoyed working with you too, much mutual respect. Merry Christmas and happy new year.

go to top 
  Post Comment
    Prior Page