Charlotte Elaine NewmanMarch 4, 1954 ~ September 21, 2017 (age 63)
Charlotte passed at the age of 63 on September 21, 2017. She was born March 4, 1954 to Bud and Betty Hainley and was raised in South San Francisco. Charlotte graduated from SSF High School and was working in the toy department at Sears of Tanforan when she met her husband of 44 years, Bob. They married August 4, 1973 and lived in San Mateo moving later to San Jose. On February 23, 1984, they were blessed with a baby girl, Sarah. It was decided that Charlotte would retire and become a full-time mother. As Sarah began attending school, Charlotte started taking college courses and volunteering at Sarah's school. This was also when Charlotte became a Girl Scout troop leader and has stayed active in the Girl Scouts for the rest of her life. She started working for East Side Union High School District up until her lungs collapsed and she took a disability retirement. One lung was transplanted and it started failing in February. She fought on until her death. Charlotte is survived by her husband Bob, daughter Sarah; mother Betty, Sister Gail Nichols, and Brother Mel Hainley, niece, nephew and cousins. Services for Charlotte will be held at Darling Fischer Garden Chapel, 471 E. Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA. Visitation will begin Saturday October 7, 2017 2 pm -9 pm. Celebration of Life will begin at 4 pm. She will be laid to rest at the California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery in Seaside at a private time and date. In lieu of flowers please honor Charlotte’s memory by making donations to the Girl Scouts of Northern California.
She will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her.
Girl Scouts of Northern California
1650 Harbor Bay Pkwy Suite 100, Alameda CA 94502