Charlene Evelyn Puckett (Jarrard) Richardson

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Charlene Evelyn (Jarrard) Puckett Richardson died February 14, 2013 in Conroe, TX. Charlene was born in Houston on July 30, 1915 to Ida May Van Eman and Charles Guy Jarrard. A native Houstonian, Charlene attended West University Elementary, Johnston Jr. High School and was a proud member of the Class of 1934 at San Jacinto High School. The Jarrards were part of the original homeowners in West University. Charlene's uncle, Ed Jarrard, was one of the early developers of the area. The streets,"Jarrard" and

"Georgetown" were named for the family.

In 1938, after being employed for several years at Levy Bros, Charlene enrolled in an evening accounting course in downtown Houston. Loyal W. Puckett, a handsome fellow from central Texas caught her eye and her hanky, which she conveniently dropped at the water cooler one evening after class. Loyal and Charlene were married on November 19, 1938, the date of her parents' 25th wedding anniversary. Loyal and Charlene were to become the parents of three children. Loyal, who served in the U.S. Navy during WW II, passed from this life in Willis, TX, on April 15, 1976, after 37 years of marriage. Three years after Loyal's passing, Charlene married Ralph M. Richardson, a long-time family friend. They celebrated 26 fun-filled years before Ralph's passing on March 14, 2006.

Always proud of her Texas heritage, Charlene was a direct-line descendent of Alamo hero, Jonathan Lindley and Battle of San Jacinto participant, John Sadler. She was an avid Bridge player, as well as a devoted fan of "Days of our Lives." A life-long Christian Scientist, Charlene was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist in Conroe and the 1st Church of Christ Scientist, in Boston, MA.

In addition to her husbands, Charlene was predeceased by her beloved son, Loyal W. "Walt" Puckett, Jr, son-in-law, Barney Bolt, brother and sister-in-law, Harvey & Wilma (Dunn) Jarrard and step-grandson, Timothy Neil Golmon. She is survived by daughters: Diane Puckett Ethridge (E. Adrain) and Cheryl Harper Bolt. Daughter-in-law: Grace Anne (MacMahan) Puckett. Step-daughters: Nancy Golmon (Jim) and Peggy Riley (Dave). Step-son: Chuck Richardson (Kathy). Also, surviving are grandchildren: Russell Scott Jaynes (Viola), Kimberly Puckett Solley, Karen Elizabeth Puckett, Erin Harper Rose and Jeffrey Payton Harper (Jennifer). Great-grandchildren include: Andrew and Meagan Jaynes, Paige Puckett, Kaitlyn and Tyler Solley, Audrey Rose, Grace and Philip Harper. Two special step-granddaughters, Stephanie and Kristin Golmon also survive their "Mimi."

Services will be held at the First Methodist Church in Conroe on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Please plan to join the family for a special reception after the service.

Interment of the cremains will be at the Veteran's Cemetery in Houston during a private family service to be held at a later date. Heaven has welcomed a pretty new Valentine, who is loved and will be missed by many.


Published on from Feb. 16 to Mar. 2, 2013