Charlene "Charlie" CASANOVA

CASANOVA, Charlene "Charlie"

Former West Covina resident and
recently retired homemaker, Charlene Casanova, devoted wife to Ed Casanova passed away after a six year bout with Pulmonary Fibrosis, on August 16, 2013 in Palm Springs California.

Born Charlene Ann Hildreth in Long Beach, California, Charlene was raised in Hollydale, California, and graduated from Paramount High School.

Recently retired as a homemaker, to Palm Springs where she took up her lifelong passion of painting, inspired by the great natural beauty of the desert.

Mrs. Casanova's four children are all graduates of West Covina High School, her tireless involvement in civic affairs included service as room mother for all of her children's classrooms, and working as a volunteer at the West Covina Youth Center in Cameron Park. Charlene also served as the Recreation Leader at the West Covina Senior Center.

Her joyful disposition and her trademark smile illuminated every room she entered and made light work of any project she undertook.

She is survived by her husband Ed, daughters Nichole, and Edica, sons Anthony, and Michael (who is a WCHS ROTC graduate currently serving with the United States Air Force), her parents Edward and Francis JeAnne Hildreth, her sisters Carol and Tracy, her brother, Gary, and her adoring grandchildren, Alexander, Nathan, and Anthony.

Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on Sept. 4, 2013