Charlotte Edith Blake MacDonald
This obituary is dedicated to our beloved mother and grandmother, Charlotte Edith Blake MacDonald, 78, who passed into the light on Saturday morning, February 8, 2014 at her home in Basalt, with her family gathered around her.
Charlotte was born in Brockton, MA on February 26, 1936 to Henry (“Palmer”) and Edith Blake. She was a resident of the valley for the past 33 years. She is survived by her daughters, Karen Thrower, Melinda Binegar, (Will) and a son Jim (Lisa), granddaughters Amber Hasselbring and Jennifer Thrower, along with her two sisters Betsy Cullen and Merrilee DeCarvalho. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband John and a brother Paul Blake.
She ran many family businesses with her husband and was always there to take care of her children and grandchildren. Charlotte was an avid reader, and she had an amazing sense of humor to the end. Her skills in baking, sewing, knitting, and cooking will go unrivaled and were passed along to her family. She loved working in her gardens and everyone enjoyed the rewards. She also contributed much to her family’s genealogy.
A memorial for family and friends will be held this Spring. Burial will be at the Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs, CO.
Family suggests memorials to Hospice of the Valley or the Basalt Regional Library District at 14 Midland Ave Basalt, CO 81621. Attn: Barbara Milnor
The family wishes to express gratitude to Hospice of the Valley staff, Dr. Kelly Locke, and all her wonderful caregivers and volunteers for the compassionate care and support during her illness.
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