Charlton Henry Storey, Jr. ’38

Charlton Henry Storey, Jr. ’38 passed away at his home in Tucson, Ariz., on Sept. 2, 2010. Storey was born Aug. 27, 1917, in Bryan, Tex. His father, Charlton Henry Storey, Sr., was a Presbyterian minister and his mother, Willie, was the church organist. Storey moved with his family many times throughout his youth as his father was called to many different congregations. He had a wonderful childhood, full of adventures and a menagerie of pets, including a donkey and horse. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout just prior to his 16th birthday.

He graduated from N.C. State with a B.S.E.E. He worked his entire professional career at Westinghouse and retired in 1982. During college, he was the drum major of the college marching band and was also active in the ROTC. From 1940-45, he served in the U.S. Army in the North African and European Theaters. He retired from active duty after WWII as a lieutenant colonel and served in the Reserves for 20 years. It was during his service in French Algeria, that Storey met the love of his life, Hermance Dadoun. They were married 64 years and were true soul mates. Storey was a devout Christian, who loved the Lord and served many congregations as a member of the session and Bible study teacher.

He is survived by his wife, Hermance Dadoun Storey, 4857 N Territory Ave., Tucson, AZ 85750-5959; his daughters, Margaret V. McMillan (Robert), Ellen C. Montijo, and Madeleine A. Lucas (David); grandchildren, Michael X. Montijo (Daria), Tessa C. Riley (Jeremy), and Scott A. Lucas (Kristen); great-grandchildren, Zane C. Montijo, Ayden W. Riley, and Theadora L. Montijo; and a brother, John M. Storey ’44. His son, Charlton H. Storey III, preceded him in death in 1980.