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Charlotte Brown Herford

Tyler, Texas

Jul 23, 1955 – Jan 2, 2022 (Age 66)


July 23, 1955
January 2, 2022
Tyler, Texas


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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler Obituary

Charlotte Brown Herford was born on a sunny day in Los Angeles on July 23, 1955, which, coincidentally, is the same day Disneyland opened. A huge Kevin Costner fan, she delighted in sharing the fact that he was born in the same hospital just six months before her.  She adored him and his work.

Charlotte, “Char,” loved her life, family, friends, lake house, pups, and her wind chimes. Nature, gardening, and birdwatching were some of the things that brought her the most joy. We are grateful she lived the last ten years of her life at her treasured lake house.

Charlotte is preceded in death by her parents, Mildred and Gordon Brown, and her Granny Ollie McGowan.

Char is survived by her beloved sister and brother-in-law Debbie Lockard and Phil Sarti; a daughter, Stacy Watson and her husband Tom; a daughter, Lauren Tarleton and her husband Austin; Char’s four grandsons, Eli Mitchell , Liam James Tarleton, Paydon Lane and Caleb James.  Those boys loved their ‘G’ dearly and they will greatly miss her. A stepson, Charles Herford and his wife Holly; Char’s step-grandchildren, Matthew Watson, Caindon Stewart; step-granddaughter, Brieanna Payen; step-granddaughter, Isabella Gray; her former husband and close friend, Ernest; cousin, Art Favinger; nephew, Doug Lockard and her lifetime best friends, Sharon Aussicker, Debbie Chachere and Jamie Sisson.

Charlotte took her last breath on January 2, 2022. She received the best of pulmonary care at UT Health-Tyler. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses who helped her so much throughout her final journey.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the East Texas Food Bank, or an animal shelter of your choice. There was never a fur baby Charlotte did not want to rescue and love.

In the hard days ahead, we will find comfort in our faith, look for the cardinals, enjoy nature, listen to The Beatles, diffuse essential oils and remember all things ‘Char’. She would tell us as she often did, “This too shall pass,” and “It is what it is.”

Char, until we meet again, we will keep your memory alive and close to our hearts and souls.

“It Is Well With My Soul”

When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well, with my soul

It is well
With my soul
It is well, it is well with my soul


Psalms 46:1-3

1God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday January 15th, 2022 @ 10:30am To honor Char’s eclectic style, colorful attire is recommended.

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Having not seen Charlotte in a number of years, I remember her as a beautiful and sweet young woman. Debbie, my sympathy to you and the rest of the family for your loss.

I would like to extend my condolences to her family. She was a great lady and I considered her my friend. I will miss her.

I met Charolette & it was when we moved to the lake. Just a couple of times at the lake, we got to visit. She lived just 2 houses down. She was so sweet & full of life & energetic. She will be missed here at Arp Club Lake!

Your neighbors around the Lake will miss you Charlotte. I'm glad I was able to come to know you. Blue Bird Cove won't be the same. Condolences to the extended family from Laurie and I...

Thinking of and praying for her family. Please know that she was so loved in Bakersfield in the mortgage business. She engrained so many things in me and had the best sayings and stories. She will always hold a place in my heart as I have some great memories with her. ❤ you Char always!! My deepest condolences.

Charlotte was always such a giving and free spirit! She taught me to love myself and all things around me. When I was young her wind chimes and essential oil’s caught my eye and saw how much she loved them and I understand now how important the little things are . “It’s the little things that make your heart happy that matter, remember that.” Charlotte your memories will live on forever in my life, and my Mom’s life. (Jamie Sisson). We love you. Forever and Always.

I thank God for the blessing of 56 years of our treasured friendship. I will love you and miss you Always!

I don’t think anyone knows just how much I loved my girl.. She was always there when I needed her. We spent HOURS sitting in the sunroom just chilling and watching the lake birds and drinking tea.... She will always be with me. I will never let her go