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 Charlotte May <I>Taylor</I> Larter

Charlotte May Taylor Larter

Forest Beach, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Death 14 Oct 2015 (aged 92)
Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 153862411 · View Source
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Charlotte May Taylor Larter, Age 92, died Wednesday, October 14, 2015, on her 71st wedding anniversary.

Born April 8, 1923, in Forest, Washington, to Charles and Agnes (Stuber) Taylor, Charlotte married her high school sweetheart George Larter in Seattle on October 14, 1944, while he was on leave from the Marines.

After the war, they lived in Myrtle Creek, where George was a logger. Their daughter Linda May was born there in 1948. In 1952, they moved to Roseburg, where George was a proud teamster. In 1964, they bought their country home near Melrose.

Charlotte spent 50 happy years as a wife and mother there. She was a good neighbor, grew vegetables and flowers, cooked and canned, square danced, raised many farm animals, adopted all stray critters lucky enough to find her door, and made everyone and everything she touched better.

Charlotte has rejoined her beloved family - her parents; sister Florence Touchstone (2006); husband George (2006); infant son Charles (1946); and daughter Linda Larter Means (2010).

She is survived by several nieces and nephews in other states; cousins in Washington; and son-in-law Larry Means. Charlotte will also be missed by her little dog Kahlua and her big cat Callie.

Charlotte would be first to say “thank you kindly” to her neighbors and friends, especially neighbor Jimmy Houston; niece Lana Touchstone; son-in-law Larry Means; her caregivers these past few years and the EMS crew of Fire Station 2- Melrose, who all helped fulfill her wish to stay in the home where she had so many happy memories or helped her settle in at Rose Haven when that was no longer possible.

Charlotte saw life as a wonderful blessing and enjoyed it fully. She was ever cheerful and her glass was always at least half-full, if not brimming over. She loved her family, friends, all animals, and her country home. She graciously accepted the increasing help needed in her last few years. Many will remember her favorite thank you and goodbye when Charlotte would tell us, “Now you have a good life.”

It has been a joy and a privilege to be part of Charlotte’s good life. There will be no service but please remember Charlotte by sharing the love she had for all God’s creatures.

(Obit published in the Roseburg, OR "The News-Review" on Oct. 16, 2015.)

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