Charlotte Louise Searls (1947 - 2013)

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Charlotte Louise Searls

Celebration of Life Graveside Memorial Services for Charlotte L. Searls, 66, will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon. Pastor Jud Stover officiating. Inurnment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon, Iowa.
Charlotte Louise Searls, the daughter of Fred Sylvester and Thelma Louise Wickham Searls was born June 12, 1947 at St. Anthony's Regional Hospital in Carroll, and died July 13, 2013 at the Hospice Green House in Phoenix, Ariz., at the age of 66 years, 1 month, and 1 day.
Charlotte was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Audubon.  She attended the Audubon Community Schools graduating with the High School Class of 1965. She attended Iowa State University and graduated in 1969. She then moved to Arizona where she started her teaching career in home economics and becoming a guidance counselor and working in several high schools throughout the valley.
Upon retirement from teaching she moved to Prescott, Ariz. where she became an accomplished watercolor artist and enjoying her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and other family members.
Survivors include her brother Roger Searls, and his wife Betty of Stony Creek, N.C.; their four children Brian, Beth, Eric and Melissa and her 10 great-nieces and nephews; her brother Paul of Phoenix, Ariz.; one uncle, Kenneth Searls of Audubon, and several cousins.
The family prefers memorials to Grace Hospice, 2141 East Broadway Road, Suite 118, Tempe, AZ 85282 or online at
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL on Oct. 4, 2013