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CHARLOTTE M. OHMAN

CHARLOTTE M. OHMAN

Charlotte Ohman passed away peacefully on July 28. She was 91 years old.

Charlotte was born in Chicago, IL, on July 31, 1922 to Walter E. and Louise Krause (deceased), both first-generation German Americans. She was educated in Chicago schools and graduated from Chicago Teacher's College (now Illinois State University) with a degree in math.

Charlotte joined the Navy during World War II, and was commissioned as an Aerologist (meteorologist), with stints at Smith College, MIT, and the Naval Air Station at Pensacola, FL, where she forecasted weather. Upon her return to civilian life after 29 months in the service, she became a high school math teacher.

Charlotte married Warner "Olie" Ohman (deceased), and raised two daughters while maintaining an active life of community and church service as they moved throughout Michigan, West Virginia and Ohio. Charlotte was an active member of the Presbyterian Church, holding roles as elder, deacon and officer of the United Presbyterian Women, among others. She returned to teaching after her daughters were grown.

Upon moving to Green Valley with Olie in 1981, Charlotte began her second career, when she became owner of the Green Valley H&R Block office.

Charlotte served as president of the Green Valley Lions Club, where she was active for many years. She also was treasurer of the AAUW, an officer of her P.E.O. chapter, and was active in the Elks Ladies and the Residents Council at La Posada, where she and Olie moved in 2001.

Charlotte is survived by her daughter, Debby Stinebaugh and her husband Dave, of Alpharetta, GA; her grandsons, David Lloyd and his wife Kim, of Cumming, GA, and Zachary Stinebaugh of Alpharetta, GA; and her great-grandson, Brayson Lloyd. She was predeceased by her daughter, Carla Dick, and her brother, Walter E Krause, Jr.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, at Valley Presbyterian Church in Green Valley.

Memorials may be sent to Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, AZ, 85614; the Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, in care of Lions Club of Green Valley, P.O. Box 632, Green Valley, AZ 85622; or the La Posada Foundation, 350 E Morningside Road, Green Valley 85614.




Published in Green Valley News & Sun on Sept. 1, 2013
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