Born 5/16/96 in Santa Rosa, to Colleen Fernald, of Sebastopol, CA. She was the half-sister to Jesse Fernald, AKA, Jesse Thomas Hay, of Santa Rosa, and Nicholas Hodgetts, of Santa Barbara. Charlotte was an amazing young woman; smart, funny, sharp wit, talented in the arts and sports; played: flute, guitar, ukelele and recorder. She was famous for her clever short stories, love of British humor, & gourmet vegetarian cooking. Charlotte's flair for acting was enjoyed by many. She loved many styles of music; both live and recorded. Her education was with: Uta's Waldorf, College Oak Montessori, Oak Grove Elem., Sun Ridge Charter Waldorf. She went to Sonoma Academy, until her death; which was discovered 4/20/12. She was an early adopter of Sustainability, held a great reverence for nature & human rights. Charlotte was well loved by many friends, family, & community members; she will be deeply missed.
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Two upcoming celebrations of her life, with stories, poems, and songs to honor her memory:
5/16 (her 16th birthday), Open Mic at Aubergine 6-9pm, 755 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol.
5/20, noon-3, Ragle Ranch Park, 500 Ragle Rd., Sebastopol. Potluck and volleyball.
Donations in her honor will contribute to a matching donation from Henry Trione. These include: Charlotte's Law Introduction of a bill to protect victims' rights & provide safe havens for runaway teens. "Charlotte Inspired Peace & Community Watershed CARE" Peace Park re-use art sculpture to be installed in a West County Peace Park. Community Watershed CARE Project-Portable Pollution Prevention Puppet Show for elementary and home schools, environmental education centers and events.
Call 829-2243 for details.
Published in the Press Democrat on May 15, 2012