Lola Mae Charles

01/04/1923 — 02/14/2005

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Neosho, Missouri

Lola Mae Charles

Lola Mae Charles, 82, was born January 4, 1923, at Neosho, Newton County, Missouri to Charles and Ollie Masterson.

She passed away Monday, February 14, 2005, at Richland Life Care Center in Richland.

Lola attended Picher High School in Picher, Oklahoma where she graduated in 1941.  She moved to Yakima, WA in 1945, and began working for Inland Freight Company in Yakima.  Lola met Virgil Charles through some friends, and they were married on November 14, 1946, in Yakima, WA.

Lola and Virgil moved to Richland, WA in 1964 where she was a nuclear material accounting clerk for Rockwell Hanford Company.  She enjoyed gardening as well as sewing gifts for friends and family.  She had a great love for her poodle, Joy Bell.  She and Virgil were married for 57 years and always had a kind word for everyone.

Lola was a devoted mother, wife, sister and grandma.  She had a deep spiritual love for Christ and God.  Lola was a wonderful cook, and her family would always praise her for her special dessert, “Orange Dream Pie”.  She was musically gifted playing the piano at home as well as her church.  She was a member of the Assembly of God church in Richland.

Lola was gifted in creative writing of poems and songs and had one book published for her family and friends.

Lola was a dear friend to many people and touched their lives.  She was of great inspiration to others and will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil, her mother and father, her brother, Charles; and her sister, Ruth Turner.

She is survived by 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Gawain and Patty Charles, Glen and Carol Charles and Gale and Tracy Charles; daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Robert Carscaddon; sister, Billie Ann Masterson; and 8 grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 17 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Einan’s Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland on Friday, February 18, 2005, at 1:00 p.m.

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  • Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this sad time. It was precious being a part of the gathering at Sunset Gardens for the graveside funeral. I hadn’t realized that Lola had continued to write so much since I had seen her last. I remember her and Virgil from the years before they moved to Desert Aire. Lola always had a kind word and just wanted everyone to love each other and get along! She loved to pray and talk with others about her love for God. That love was not a “churchy” sort of thing, but something she lived every day. Jesus was her very best friend and Savior.

    I, too, can picture her with the God she wrote about, taking time to just give Him the love that has been in her heart for so long.

    With our love to the whole family….Kathy and Alan Rither

    Kathy Rither
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Gawain And Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dear Mother.

    I was so lucky to be a part of knowing and loving her.

    She really was an inspiration in my life and I will never forget her love and I will cherish her poems that she gave to me.

    She will be missed by so many as she touched many lives.

    God Bless to you all and my love and prayers to you all and I am proud to say that she was my most favorite Mother In Law. Sorry that I was not able to attend her service.

    Betty Mae Volmer
    November 4, 2014
    Anchorage, AK, US
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this sad time. It was precious being a part of the gathering at Sunset Gardens for the graveside funeral. I hadn’t realized that Lola had continued to write so much since I had seen her last. I remember her and Virgil from the years before they moved to Desert Aire. Lola always had a kind word and just wanted everyone to love each other and get along! She loved to pray and talk with others about her love for God. That love was not a “churchy” sort of thing, but something she lived every day. Jesus was her very best friend and Savior.

    I, too, can picture her with the God she wrote about, taking time to just give Him the love that has been in her heart for so long.

    With our love to the whole family….Kathy and Alan Rither

    Kathy Rither
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Gawain And Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dear Mother.

    I was so lucky to be a part of knowing and loving her.

    She really was an inspiration in my life and I will never forget her love and I will cherish her poems that she gave to me.

    She will be missed by so many as she touched many lives.

    God Bless to you all and my love and prayers to you all and I am proud to say that she was my most favorite Mother In Law. Sorry that I was not able to attend her service.

    Betty Mae Volmer
    November 4, 2014
    Anchorage, AK, US
  • We at Life Care Center of Richland want to offer our condolences to Lola’s family. We will truly miss her bright smile and the joy that she has brought to all of our lives. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jennifer Hamilton
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
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