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Charlotte Curtis Worthley

Friday, July 24, 2009

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Charlotte Worthley
Charlotte Curtis Worthley, 86, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2009, at her daughter's home in Pueblo, Colo. following a stroke.

Graveside services will be held at a later date at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Cherokee, under the direction of the Greenwood Funeral Home.

Charlotte was born in Cherokee on Oct. 23, 1922. She was raised on her grandfather's homestead family farm five miles southwest of Cherokee and graduated from Wilson High School. In 1943 Charlotte earned a B.A. degree in "Home Economics Teacher, High Schools" from the Iowa State Teacher's College in Cedar Falls. She taught a year at Marcus and then enrolled in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps at the University of Minnesota on June 20, 1944 during World War II.

On May 27, 1945 Charlotte married her college sweetheart, Richard Worthley, upon his return from World War II. They were married on the family farm with Richard's father, Rev. Evans Worthley officiating. She later taught school for one year in Lone Tree, Iowa; worked occasionally as a substitute teacher and worked one year as an assistant dietician at the Cherokee State Hospital in the mid 1950's. During their 57 years of marriage, Charlotte and Dick lived in Omaha, Neb., Sioux Falls, S.D., Cherokee, Miles City, Mont., and Cheyenne, Wyo. They subsequently lived in La Junta, Colo. for thirty years before moving to Pueblo, Colo. to be near their daughter Barbara. Family, relatives, friends, and nature were the joys and center of Charlotte's life. Her gregarious and compassionate personality reflected her love of the world around her.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents Glenn and Bessie Curtis of Cherokee; her husband Richard; a brother, William Curtis and his wife, Ruby, of Albert City; a sister, Josephine Curtis Johnson and her husband, Erick, of Cherokee; and a brother, Dale Curtis and his wife, Mary Jane, of Wenatchee, Wash.

Charlotte is survived by a daughter, Patricia Harney and her husband, Dr. James, of Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Barbara W. Wofford and grandchildren Kemi Jo Wofford and Tyler Lee Wofford of Pueblo, Colo.; nieces and nephews Mrs. Rebecca Johnson Tuttle of Cherokee; Ronald Curtis of Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Jean Ann Voss of Lacrosse, Wis.; Carl Johnson of LeMars; Bill Johnson of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Glenn Curtis of San Francisco, Calif.; Robert Curtis of Wenatchee, Wash.; and Tom Curtis of Wenatchee, Wash.