Asheville - Helen Cole Charbonneau of Asheville passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the John F. Keever Jr., Solace Center in Asheville.
A native of Asheville, she was a daughter of the late John and Laura McCorkle Cole. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Ray A. Charbonneau.
Mrs. Charbonneau was an alumnus of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill class of 1942, and served in the Women's Army Corps as an Intercept Radio Operator during WWII. She retired from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration after many years of service, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Asheville where she was also a member of the Dorcas Sunday School Class.
The family of Mrs. Charbonneau would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at John F. Keever Jr., Solace Center for the special care that was given to Mrs. Charbonneau.
Surviving are her children, Thomas C. Charbonneau, Helen R. Charbonneau, Anne Feltham-Charbonneau (Richard Feltham), and Katherine Lee Charbonneau (Tim McGovern); sister, Jonny Lou Anderson; daughter-in-law, Brenda L. Charbonneau; Sister-in-laws, Pat C. Cole, Jill Bolton, and Violet Barbett; grandchildren, Heather, Charles, Kimbrough, Leah, Ned, Rich, and Warren, and great-grandchildren, Garrett, Sam, Daniel, Jessica, Zachary, Max, and Eleanor.
A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Asheville with the Minister to Senior Adults, Rev. Leah Brown, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a
in Helen's name.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.AshevilleMortuaryServices.com