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Charlotte Maxson

June 3, 1939 — October 11, 2023

Charlie’s life began in Colorado on June 3, 1939. Her father, who always wanted a son, would be mildly disappointed five times - and vastly outnumbered - by his daughters, Charlotte May, Earlene Fay, Ramona Kay, Cheryl Rae, Debbie Gay, and their mother. Charlie was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado and grew up the oldest of 5 girls on a small farm in Squirrel Creek, Colorado. When she was in junior high the family of 7 moved “in town” to a little house on the main street of Fountain, Colorado. In her junior year of high school, she married the first time at the tender age of 16 to a man 8 years her senior, with hopes of escaping the numerous responsibilities and hardships often placed on the older children of her generation. That marriage didn’t last and sometime later she met the true love of her life, Gene. She spent 50 years of her life loving and giving her undying devotion to him, until his death in 2016. 


Gene made her a military spouse, serving 22 years in the United States Air Force, stationed in California, Maryland, Massachusetts, and in numerous other stations, finishing “their” last tour at Bergstrom Air Force Base in Austin, Texas. Following that last tour Charlie and Gene made the decision to stay in Texas, ultimately making Manchaca, Texas their forever home and where they finished raising their kids and living out the rest of their days. 


Charlie had the personality and natural charisma to make friends no matter the situation, and her laugh was infectious to everyone around her. She was the bravest of women, extremely independent, self-assured, sassy, clever, smart, quick-witted, always honest (sometimes to a fault!) and a caring, most loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt and their biggest cheerleader! If ever a loved one was in need, she would be the first to come to their aid and love them through it. Likewise, she was a true, devoted friend to all that called her such. She loved her family and the times she could have them all together, her pets, reading, doing crossword puzzles, watching the Price is Right, Jeopardy, and her daily soap, getting her nails done and her standing weekly hair appointment. 


She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene; sisters, Earlene, Ramona and Debbie; and, parents, Earl “Buddy” and Laura “Marge” Farmer. Surviving is her sister, Cheryl (Glenn); children, Phillip, Lori (Andy), Barbara, Kim (Dale) and Greg (Alma); grandchildren, Jeremy (Amanda), Corey (Stephanie), Ashley (Hugo), Laura, Jesse, Joshua, Hannah, Aaden, and Zoey; many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, all very special in her heart.


Graveside services will be held on Sunday, October 22nd at 2pm, Live Oak Cemetery, 10755 Twin Creeks Rd, Manchaca, TX. Reception to celebrate and remember the life of our sweet mama will be held at the family residence directly following the graveside funeral. In lieu of flowers, our mama asked that donations be made to the ASPCA of Austin, an organization she felt very strongly about.


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