Charlotte Ruth Wagoner
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Charlotte Ruth Wagoner, age 99, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2021 at Mantey Heights Care Center in Grand Junction, CO.
She was born on April 24, 1921 at Salina, Kansas, the oldest of six children born to Reverend Willis C. and Eunice Belle McGuire. The family lived in many small Kansas towns and as adults, remained close and loving. They have all preceded her in death.
Charlotte married Clarence Lowell Wagoner in 1940 and they raised five children in Topeka, Kansas, where Charlotte was an active member of Highland Park Methodist Church and in the community. She was a Girl Scout Leader for all of her daughters, helped lead a group called Children of the World, volunteered as a cancer survivor for Reach for Recovery, and many other such groups. She worked as a teacher's aide and she attended Washburn University.
Charlotte loved music and she loved nature. She sang in many groups and church choirs, played autoharp, and would often whistle a tune. She created beautiful gardens wherever she lived and she passed along her enjoyment of birdwatching, stargazing, and the outdoors to her children and others.
In her later years, Charlotte lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Grand Junction, CO. She was a member of First Methodist and Asbury Methodist churches in Albuquerque and Crossroads Methodist in Grand Junction.
She is survived by her children; Phil Wagoner [Lyn Eddy], of Phoenix, AZ, Fran [Lloyd] Warford and Kent Wagoner of Grand Junction, CO, Carol [John] Brecheisen of Atlanta, GA, Anita Wagoner of Albuquerque, NM; Grandchildren are Chris [Diana] Anderson, Darren Anderson, Jill Brecheisen, Bruce Eddy, Jill [John] Hastings, and Marth [Steve] Hastings; Great grandchildren are Wyatt Anderson, Lena Anderson-Glass, Evan and Emily Hastings, and Sarah Lawrence. She is also loved by many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to express our deepest gratitude to the nurses and staff of Mantey Heights Care Center and Hope West Hospice for the loving care that they gave to our mother during the Covid-19 quarantine and the last three Years.
Internment will take place at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Grand Junction.
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