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Charlotte Chaon


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Charlotte Chaon

Charlotte Chaon, 95, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Sanford Canton-Inwood Memorial Hospital. Her memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at Springdale Lutheran Church, rural Sioux Falls. Family will greet visitors Thursday, Dec. 29, at Anderson Funeral Home from 6 to 8:00 p.m.

Charlotte was born June 12, 1921,near the town of Chance in Perkins County, SD to Floyd C. and Marian (Groat) Hall. She attended country school in Chance, SD, high school in Thunderhawk, SD, and graduated from High School in Lemmon, SD, in 1939. She then attended Black Hills State College for a semester. Charlotte was united in marriage to Leslie O. "Hap" Chaon, November 29, 1939 in Miller, SD. They made their home in Maitland, SD before moving to Bremerton, WA in 1940, where Hap worked in the navy yard. They moved to Canton in 1946, where Charlotte helped her husband operate their business, Chaon Plumbing. She later worked as a cook at Augustana Academy, Keystone Treatment Center, and Hiawatha Country Club. She was an active member at Canton Lutheran Church singing in the church choir and a member of WELCA. She currently was a member at Springdale Lutheran Church. Charlotte served on the Canton School Board for six years, was a charter member of the Palathene Club, and was a member of the Sweet Adeline's singing group. She was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing and quilting. Her husband, Hap, died in 1985.

Grateful for having shared Charlotte's life are: her daughter, Jeanne (Robert) Campos, Colorado Springs, CO; three sons - Jerry (Elline), Canton , Neil (Mary), Canton, and Keith Dale (Windy), Indianapolis, IN; 4 granddaughters - Dr. Monica, Campos, Adria Campos, and Danielle Campos Duran (Clarence), all of Colorado Springs, CO, and Jonette Chaon, Canton; 2 grandsons - Leslie P. Chaon, Canton, and Christopher (Amanda) Chaon, Sioux Falls, SD; 5 great-grandchildren - Dillon Campos, Ryder Campos, Desirae Duran, and Payton Duran, all of Colorado Springs, CO, and Carter Chaon, Sioux Falls, SD; a brother, Charles Hall, Denver, CO; and sister, June (Charles) Shortridge, Houston, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sister, Mary Rankin, and an infant.

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Published in The Argus Leader on Dec. 27, 2016
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