Charlotte Adams, 88, Monticello

Charlotte Adams
Charlotte Adams

Charlotte Adams, 88,  Monticello,  died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at the Buffalo Hospital.
Memorial service was held Thursday, July 12, 2 p.m., at Community United Methodist Church, 9225 Jason Avenue NE, Monticello. Rev. Rhodel Jacobson officiated. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church.  There will be a private interment.
Charlotte was born on April 6, 1924, in Minneapolis, to Otto and Charlotte (Hursh) Miller. She had made her home in Monticello for many years.
Charlotte is survived by her children, Dick Adams, Grand Junction, Colo.; James (Debra) Adams, Monticello; Christine Shonyo, Danielson, Conn.; and Barbara (Steve) Berndtson, Monticello;  eight grandchildren;  and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan;  daughter Alexa Bates;  sister Mary Ann Jankowski;  and brother Edward Miller.
Funeral arrangements were with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.

  • Mary Coil

    To Charlotte’s children: I had not had contact with your mother for several years, but when I worked as secretary at the high school and she at the grade school, we had many good times together and many good conversations. An outing with her and Lorraine were always fun times.
    She was a wonderful woman, I have not and will not forget her.

    • Barb Berndtson (daughter)

      Thank you Mary for the kind words. I know you, Lorraine, & mom all had a special friendship. The word school seems to be every other word in her cards. Even at 88 she would smile or giggle followed by one of her school stories, I loved it. She had an extremely peaceful end to her life surrounded by family that was able to fly in from around the country, Thank you again Mary for your kind words! Barb Berndtson

  • Denise Wallen

    I will always remember your Dear mother by her warm smile, soft spoken voice, and kind heart. She was always helping at the Methodist Church when I was growing up and had a huge impact on me. She was an unforgettable presence at school. And I did not know that we share a birthday! I am so saddened to hear that you have lost your wonderful mother. Denise Trunnell Wallen, always from Monticello, but now living in Montrose, Colorado.

    • Barb Berndtson (daughter)

      Thank you Denise for your kind words about mom, she was something wasn’t she! She loved the Methodist church and loved the school she worked at, I’m so glad you have wonderful memories of her at both, She had a very peaceful end with family surrounding her that were able to fly in from around the country, Thank you again Denise for your kind words! Barb Berndtson