Lillie Emilana Chartier

12/23/1919 — 09/21/2004

From West, Richland, WA, US | Born in Miltonvale, Kansas

Lillie Emilana Chartier

Lillie Emilana Chartier went in peace to be with the Lord on September 21, 2004.

Born as the eleventh child of Joseph and Mary LaBarge on December 23, 1919, Lillie grew up in the north central city of Miltonvale, Kansas

It was September 22, 1939, that Lillie and Lawrence Chartier tied the knot in Concordia, Kansas, beginning their life and family together. After WWII they moved west and settled in as a long time resident of Yakima, W A to finish raising their family.

Lillie is preceded in death by her husband Lawrence of 45 years, having joined the Lord in January of 1984. She is also preceded in death by her eleven brothers and sisters.

Lillie Chartier is survived by her eleven children: Norman, Neil, Lila Sandoval, Phyllis Trog, Sandra, Eva, Marilyn, Larry, Dennis, Carla Thieme, and Joann Cook. She is the proud grandparent of 16 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 25th at 10 AM at Holy Redeemer Church, 1707 S. 3rd Ave., Yakima, WA. Inurnment will follow at Terrace Heights Memorial Park.

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  • I remember when Aunt Lillie and Uncle Lawrence left in 1945 from Kansas with Norman and Neil and headed west to Washington. We missed them dearly as they only lived a block from our house when we were growing up. Although we never wrote or called much, they were always in our hearts and on our minds. Aunt Lillie always had such a great sense of humor and was very witty and sharp minded. Years later, I enjoyed my visit with her and Uncle Lawrence in Yakima, when I returned from Alaska in 1958. Since then I have only had a few opportunities to visit with her, but each one was memorable because of her great spirit and personality. What a blessing she was to all who knew her.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Lillie’s family and friends.

    Dr. Ernest and Anne Paquette
    November 4, 2014
    Beatrice, NE, US
  • Grandma~ I’m sorry I can’t be there today. I will miss your warm smile and hugs so much! My fondest memories are of peeling corn on the back porch, school shopping, watching nick-at-nite, playing with the cousinsJenna,Sarah, Ann-Marie and Zachary and sleeping in the big bed in the basement when I was the only one staying there. It’s been 7 yrs since I’ve been there but I can still smell that basement! I love you, Grandma!

    Brandy Chartier
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA, US
  • I remember when Aunt Lillie and Uncle Lawrence left in 1945 from Kansas with Norman and Neil and headed west to Washington. We missed them dearly as they only lived a block from our house when we were growing up. Although we never wrote or called much, they were always in our hearts and on our minds. Aunt Lillie always had such a great sense of humor and was very witty and sharp minded. Years later, I enjoyed my visit with her and Uncle Lawrence in Yakima, when I returned from Alaska in 1958. Since then I have only had a few opportunities to visit with her, but each one was memorable because of her great spirit and personality. What a blessing she was to all who knew her.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Lillie’s family and friends.

    Dr. Ernest and Anne Paquette
    November 4, 2014
    Beatrice, NE, US
  • Grandma~ I’m sorry I can’t be there today. I will miss your warm smile and hugs so much! My fondest memories are of peeling corn on the back porch, school shopping, watching nick-at-nite, playing with the cousinsJenna,Sarah, Ann-Marie and Zachary and sleeping in the big bed in the basement when I was the only one staying there. It’s been 7 yrs since I’ve been there but I can still smell that basement! I love you, Grandma!

    Brandy Chartier
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA, US
  • I Love You Little Grandma! Grandma always greeted me with an excited, “Karen!”. It was an actual yell, with emphasis on each syllebal. I loved that! It was always the same whether I was 4 or 35, I always felt welcomed in her home, even if it had been 5 years since I’d visited, she made me feel as though it were yesterday. Her home was open to anyone for a visit or a stay if need be. Grandma contributed so much while she was here, I don’t think she ever realized how all those little things meant really big things to alot of us. She was the epitome of “giving you the shirt off her back”, I’ve yet to know someone so selfless. I’ve yet to know someone so humble. I will miss her here on earth, but look forward to seeing her in heaven. I know she is absorbed in God’s presence and how happy she must be right now.

    Karen Chartier
    November 4, 2014
    Olympia, WA, US
  • Lila and Sandy you have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom. May your cherished memories of her bring you comfort.

    Sharing your sorrows,

    Fran and Joe Garcia

    FRAN GARCIA
    November 4, 2014
    YAKIMA, WA, US
  • “Little” Grandma as me & my sisters called her will be missed. I’ll never forget how welcoming she was or how at home she made me feel when I was with her. My favorite memory of her was when she’d let all of us cousins sleep in the basement. We’d play games and be giggling, up half the night, but she didn’t mind. She always wanted to make sure we were having fun. Another memory was her homemade Play-doh. She always had some on hand and if she didn’t, she’d make some and lots of rolling pins and cookie cutters to go with it. I’ll never forget her closet full of plastic bags, enough to last a lifetime or how she couldn’t bear to throw anything away. She always had about 15 different cereals to choose from too, a tradition that carries on at my house today! And, the cottage cheese, she always served cottage cheese with just about every meal!! I love her and will miss her.

    Ann-Marie Cordova Chartier
    November 4, 2014
    Yakima, WA, US
  • Our sincere condolences I remember Mom Pauline and your mother walking to church together every sunday. From our family Marion Howard Ed and Ray

    Marion Hiebert Cyr
    November 4, 2014
    White, Swan, WA, US
  • I was so sorry to hear about Lillie. I worked with Lillie at the Bon for many years. She always did her job cheerfully with a smile. My heart is with you, her family. Be comforted in your heart that she is now watching over you from above.

    Gloria Sable
    November 4, 2014
    Yakima, WA, US
  • I CANNOT BE WITH YOU TODAY BUT WILL MISS YOU,BUT i KNOW YOU ARE IN GOOD HANDS,GOODBYE MY DEAR FRIEND.

    lORRAINE AND DON

    lorraine ream
    November 4, 2014
    Yakima, WA, US
  • To the family of Aunt Lillie:

    My mother was Aunt Lillie’s sister Gladys LaBarge Brichalli. I remember my last visit with Aunt Lillie and cousin Phyllis at the airport here in KC about six years ago. Aunt Lillie was a lot of fun and had a great sense of humor. Our deepest sympathy in your loss and you are in our prayers.

    Love to all,

    Marcia Brichalli Charbonneau

    Marcia Charbonneau
    November 4, 2014
    Kansas, City, KS, US
  • I am the youngest daughter of Gladys and Meo Brichalli.

    Aunt Lillie was my mom’s older sister. She was the last living child of Mary and Joseph LaBarge. I have great memories of Aunt Lillie coming to visit as it always made my mom very happy. We lovingly called her Aunt Sugar Bowl ears–as she was so sweet. May you find peace in knowing — she is at peace.

    Valeria Bobbie Hill Brichalli
    November 4, 2014
    Jamestown, KS, US
  • Dear Cousins,

    To each of my cousins. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you and your family. I know that my mother and her brothers and sisters are enjoying a laugh with your mom in heaven.

    Son of Glayds Mary LaBarge-Brichalli

    Mario J Brichalli
    November 4, 2014
    Springfield, MO, US
  • I will never forget Lillie Chartier. She was a sweet and wonderful lady. The day Dennis brought me to her house to meet her, she welcomed me with open arms. She was there for me when I lost my son. She taught me how to have a stronger faith in God. She was always smiling and I liked to listen to the stories she told about her childhood. My heart goes out to all her children and grandchildren. I wish peace for all of her family. I will miss her dearly.

    Love,

    Betty

    Betty Chartier
    November 4, 2014
    Stilwell, OK, US
  • Warm

    Laughing

    Accepting

    Faithful

    Energetic

    Loving

    That was my Grandma.

    She was the grandma who let me put my hands in the butter “so I would know how it felt”.

    We loved to visit her as kids. She would let us play hide and seek in all the rooms. Except for mealtimes, I don’t ever remember seeing her sit down! She was always up “doing”.

    She was a strong example of a woman of faith for me. I am so glad I will see her one day in heaven.

    Susan Escobedo
    November 4, 2014
    Olympia, WA, US
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Lila and Uncle Sandy during this difficult time. We love you.

    Tony, Bernice & Richard

    Sandoval

    Tony,Bernice & Richard Sandoval
    November 4, 2014
    Wapato, WA, US
  • Our deepest sympathy to all of Aunt Lillie’s loved ones.You are in our prayers!Enjoyed many visits with Aunt Lillie, especially our visit with her in her home in the fall of 1994. Always enjoyed her many stories. Love Jim & Anita

    Jim & Anita Brichalli Cyphers
    November 4, 2014
    Concordia, KS, US
  • May the peace of our Lord be with you during this time of grief. He is your strength and your comfort. May you discover that His arms of love surround you each day.

    Pastor Karen Gardner
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dear Lila,

    I would like to wish you & your family my condolences in the loss of your mother. I remember her as always welcoming all of her childrens friends into her home and making them feel comfortable.

    My prayers are with you & your family at this time.

    Your friend from long ago,

    Kathy

    Kathy Hanus Huck
    November 4, 2014
    Wapato, WA, US
  • My heart goes out to the whole family. Lillie was my babysitter when I was a child. I have had the pleasant experience of getting to know her again in the last few years. I am a waitress and she came in to eat. What a joy ! I will miss you, Lillie.

    Sandy Ream
    November 4, 2014
    Yakima, WA, US
  • I will never forget little dear Lillie as she was my baby sitter on Pleasant Avenue ,many many years ago was so sweet and kind,and never had to worry about Jim or Sandy as I knew she loved kids………….all my sympathy to you all…….

    lorraine ream
    November 4, 2014
    Yakima, WA, US
  • We will miss aunt Lillie’s visits to Kansas. We will miss the smile of an angle.

    God bless and keep yoy all.

    Louis Baltazor

    Louis Baltazor
    November 4, 2014
    Salina, KS, US
  • Phyllis–May Our Lord comfort you and your family during this time of loss, and may He hold your mother in His heart as He welcomes her to heaven.

    Mark and Kathy Thomas Nedrow
    November 4, 2014
    Selah, WA, US