Former Idyllwild resident Charles W. Metcalf, died of leukemia Wednesday, June 6, 2007 in San Pedro. He was an author and motivational speaker. He was born in Eureka in 1945; he was 62 years old.

Metcalf lived in Idyllwild from 1999 until 2005, when he left to seek further treatment for his illness.

He is survived by his wife Angela; and his daughters Melissa and Chole, of Crestwood, Ken., and Cricket Thurston, of Portland, Ore.