Charlotte Elsie Howison (Sponsored Obituary) |

Charlotte Elsie Howison (Sponsored Obituary)

Our beloved wife, mother and Nana, Charlotte Elsie Howison, passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2008 in Grass Valley, CA. She was 97 years old.

Charlotte Elsie Webber was born on November 4, 1910 in Stockton, CA – a fourth generation Californian, After moving to Long Beach, CA in 1920, she graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1928, and attended Business College. She was employed by Bank of America in the early 1930’s, where she would meet the love of her life, Harry Howison. They were wed on August 4, 1935. After the births of their two daughters, Charlotte was a dedicated mother and homemaker. When her children were in high school, she worked for the Long Beach Unified School District as a secretary.

Charlotte was an incredible woman – patient, gracious and grounded in her faith. She loved to quilt, travel, golf, fish and study the Bible. Considered the family “Scrabble Champion,” she passed on her love of words and friendly competition to 3 generations. But her deepest passion was her family – and she found no greater joy than being surrounded by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Charlotte and Harry retired to Napa, CA in 1972, moving to Paradise, CA in 1975, and finally settling in Grass Valley, CA in 1998. Charlotte attended Calvary Bible Church where she was active in Bible study.

Charlotte is survived by her husband of 73 years, Harry Howison, also 97 of Grass Valley, CA; daughter and son-in-law, Ann & Jerry Taylor of Shelton, WA; daughter and son-in-law, Carol & Roger Johnson of Grass Valley, CA. Charlotte is also survived by eight grandchildren and their families: Mark Taylor, Vicki Egeland, John Taylor, Jerry Taylor, Jr., Kristi Grissom, Karen Gallagher, Katrina Woodcox and Erik Roos as well as twenty-two great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. Charlotte was preceded in death by her sister, Ann Lindsey, son-in-law, Lewis Roos and granddaughter, Lori Ann Taylor. Charlotte, known to most as “Nana,” will be greatly missed. Her positive spirit, smiling blue eyes, and tender soul will remain forever committed in the hearts and minds of her loved ones. She is truly home now, at the feet of Jesus, leaving behind her a remarkable legacy of love and devotion. May her beautiful light continue to shine – brighter and more brilliantly than ever before in the generations that follow her. A family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of the Foothills in Grass Valley, CA.

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