JEFFERSON - Charles E. Rather, 91, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at his home. He was the son of Phillip and Beatrice Breese Rather, and was born September 29, 1921 at Yale, Oklahoma. He received his education at Carlisle, CO, and Houston, MO. In 1942, he joined the United States Coast Guard. On December 14, 1945, he married Doris Darlene Lane at Ketchikan, Alaska. Following completion of his service, he worked as a butcher in Alaska. In 1946, Charles and Doris moved to Jefferson where he worked as a carpenter with Pat Cudahy Construction. For 40 years, Charles pursued a career with the United States Postal Service as a city carrier and as a rural carrier. He retired in 1989 and continued to reside in Jefferson.