Charla Ann Banchiio (Brogden) Falkenstrom(1945 - 2014)

CHARLA ANN BANCHIO FALKENSTROM (BROGDEN) Charla, 68, of Paradise, CA passed away on December 30, 2013 after a long, committed fight with cancer. She was born to Charles and the late Carmen Banchio March 29, 1945 in Concord, CA and lived in the Bay Area until relocating to Paradise in 1974. Charla worked for the Paradise Unified School District for 33 years, first as a teacher's aide, then secretary, then as the principal's secretary at the Paradise Intermedi-ate School. She enjoyed sewing, skiing, cats and a good glass of wine. Charla also deeply enjoyed the relationships she had forged with her many outstanding friends and coworkers. She adored her extended family, her many cousins, nieces, nephews and others and loved more than anything her children and grandchildren. Charla is survived by her father, Charles Banchio, her sister Melissa Hall and brothers Michael and Thomas Banchio, her first husband Kenneth Falkenstrom, her second husband Thomas Brogden, her daughter and son-in-law Gina Falkenstrom and Greg Thomas, her son and daughter-in-law Erik and Kellee Falkenstrom and her adored grandchild-ren Bianca and Baylor. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be sent to Paradise Hospice or T.O.P. Cats. Please join Charla's family and friends for a memorial celebration March 1st at 1pm at the Paradise Elks Lodge. For more info, please contact a member of Charla's immediate family or view her Facebook events page under Charla Falkenstrom's Memorial

Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Jan. 22, 2014