Charlotte Rose Cruzan HARE (1930 - 2017)

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HARE, Charlotte Rose Cruzan

Heaven has gained an angel with a lifetime of prior experience. Charlotte Rose Cruzan Hare, daughter of William Stockbridge Cruzan II and Rosemary Forteney Cruzan, was born on January 8, 1930 in Winchester, VA, and passed away peacefully on November 27, 2017 in Spokane, WA. Charlotte grew up in and around the Washington, D.C. area, graduating from Calvin Coolidge High School in 1947, then attending the University of Maryland. She married the love of her life, John Edward Hare, on April 15, 1950. And although she worked at a dry goods store, an orthodontics clinic, and the Naval Ordnance Laboratory, her greatest source of pride came from her role as wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Charlotte and John's homes on Jackson and Hemlock were the center of the universe for family and friends, where the pull of love was strong, and where everyone felt a unique sense of belonging. In fact, if you asked each of Charlotte's grandchildren and great-grandchildren, they'd say that they believed they were the special one to Grandma (and they'd all be right). This is only possible when one's heart is unimaginably big-when one's life is dedicated to family and faith. Whether attending generations of family sporting events, actively being involved at St. Anthony's Church, ensuring the safety of Audubon School children as a crossing guard, providing family with a singular home on holidays, daily Bible readings, or remembering everyone's birthdays with a card (always signed, "Love, Mom/Grandma/Great-Grandma XOXO"), she always loved with a servant's heart.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, her brother William Cruzan III, and her husband John. She is survived by her seven children: Margaret, Mike (Lili), Patti (Scott), John (Peri), Kathi (Chris), Marty (Sheri), and Tom (Julia); twenty-four grandchildren; and thirty-two great-grandchildren (with three more on the way).
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am on Saturday, December 2nd, at St. Anthony's Church, 2320 N. Cedar St., Spokane, followed by inurnment at Holy Cross Cemetery, then a reception at Wilson Hall in the basement of the church. Special thanks to Hospice of Spokane for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charlotte's memory to St. Anthony's Church or Trinity Catholic School, 1306 W. Montgomery Ave., Spokane. Arrangements have been entrusted to:

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St. Anthony Catholic Church
2320 N. Cedar
Spokane, WA 99205
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Published in Spokesman-Review on Nov. 29, 2017