Charlotte Elaine Edwards 09/21/1928 - 07/30/2016 Proceeded in death by mother and father, Ruth and Edward Gross, brother Eddy and sisters Marguerite, Geraldine and Barbara, and husband Arthur Heibert. She was born and raised in San Jose, CA and after marriage to Frank Edwards, they moved and raised their five daughters in Saratoga, CA. She was a hostess at the Ladies Luncheon League, also a consultant with Gifts & Gadgets and Dutchmaid apparel. She served as a member of Toast Masters and worked with Goodwill Industries as a volunteer coordinator. When the girls were grown and on their own, Charlotte and Frank moved to Anacortes, WA and managed Ship Harbor Inn. Charlotte moved to Bellingham, WA as a single woman, where she worked at AAA. She really enjoyed the "Fam" trips to British Columbia and Alberta. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and served as an Elder and a Deacon. For the next ten years, her adventurous side came forth. She flew a plane glider and learned to cross country ski. She did some extensive traveling- took the train to Missouri to visit a daughter and grandchildren, she took driving trips to Oregon and California to visit family. She as well took part in a race with Bellingham's Sister City Tatayama, Japan. Was a member of the Ladies Club for 30+ years. She joined the Bellingham Singles Club and served as President. That is where she met Arthur Heibert; they married in 1995. They become "Snow Birds" and for several years journeyed to Apache Junction, AZ for the winter. Charlotte remained active in the 11am water aerobics class at South Campus. She is survived by her brother Marvin Gross, her daughters Sharlee (Albert) Stokes, Terrie (Rodney) Adams, Marilee Hagee, Laurie (David) Bock and Corrie Edwards. Many and much loved grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; as well as many special friends held a place in her heart. Contributions may be made to the Deacons Fund First Presbyterian Church. Memorial will be held Sat., August 27th, 11am at the First Presbyterian Church on Garden St.
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First Presbyterian Church
1031 N Garden St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Published in Bellingham Herald on Aug. 21, 2016