It was only relatively recently that I learned of the passing of Charles T. McGee, MD who I worked closely with nearly 20 years ago and who was a great inspiration to me.
20 years ago, it was Dr. McGee who had partnered up with my friend and mentor Rodger Q. Estes to start Chee Energy, which was a company that manufactured and distributed pulsed LED blankets and hand-held devices along with other therapeutic devices.
Dr. McGee and Rodger both were friends with Linus Pauling, Ewan Cameron and others in the same field and he was a pioneer in orthomolecular medicine. Below is a copy of the obituary from last August and unfortunately, I only learned of his passing about a month ago. Dr. McGee’s obituary is very humble and is but a small sliver of his great contributions to the field of medicine and to humanity.
Thank you for everything Dr. McGee!
His obituary is below:
Charles (Chuck) T McGee M.D., 84, from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho left us to join his beloved wife, Carol June, in God’s Kingdom on August 10, 2019. Chuck was born, April 28, 1935 in Turlock, California to his parents, Leonard Lacy McGee and Margaret Elizabeth McGee. He was a very inquisitive child who always dreamed of growing up to serve people as a doctor.
He pursued his passion and graduated in the top of his class at University of Washington where he excelled at and chose obstetrics as his focus. He continued to practice this field until late in his life. Chuck met his wife while he was a senior medical student at Wesley Hospital in Chicago. Lovely Carol was a head nurse and the two fell fast in love. They travelled the globe together for years and then decided to start their family. They adopted their two children, Tom and Liz.
Chuck dedicated his life to his medical career and his family. He loved skiing, golfing, piloting model airplanes, gardening, and, he also published four medical research books. His love of modern medicine and alternative treatments made Chuck a unique, well rounded physician. He was loved by everyone he came in contact with. His quick wit and dry sense of humor kept people laughing and on their toes at the same time.
Chuck is survived by daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Bunch, and devoted son-in-law, Brent Bunch of Rathdrum; son, Thomas McGee and daughter- in-law, Jaclyn McGee, of Seattle, Washington; his cousin, Martha Hall of Michigan; brother-in-law, Skip Cooper of Seattle; grandchildren: Blake and Alisha Schuttemeier of Coeur d’Alene, Kody McGee, Brandon Bunch, Brooklyn Bunch, Kyle McGee, all of Rathdrum; great grandchildren, Tia and Logan Schuttemeier. Chuck is also survived by a large number of nieces and nephews and family members from all over the country. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Margaret McGee, and sister, Barbara Cooper.
If you would like to make a charitable donation on behalf of Chuck, please donate to the Schneidmiller Hospice House, 2290 W Prairie Ave, Coeur d’Alene Idaho 83815.
A funeral service will be held for Chuck on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Yates Funeral Home – Coeur d’Alene Chapel, 744 N. 4th St., Coeur d’ Alene, ID 83814.
A reception will follow at Ponderosa Golf Course, 1291 N Galena Dr, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.