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“Bob and Mary, My best memories of Charlotte were all her "projects" she would work on in the yard, the house, the apartments, etc. She was so...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Karen Martinez - Albuquerque, NM

“We are so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed having Charlotte's cards in our store and always looked forward to her coming in to re-stock so we could...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Everyone at The Candy Lady - NM

“Bob and Mary, my thoughts are with you. I want to thank both of you for sharing Charlotte with me for many years. She was a part of my family and...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Sandra Layne - Albuquerque, NM

“Bob and Mary, I have lost my best friend ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Ann Vigil - Albuquerque, NM

“Charlotte's smile that always lit the entire room, also her favorite shirt with the pink pig. ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Tony, Frances, Kimberly, & Robert Huntsberger - OK

“Mary, You and your family are in our prayers. May you be comforted in your time of great loss and may you be blessed with wonderful memories of your...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Jennie Eloff - Friends of Mary

“Mary, My heart goes out to you and your family to offer comfort and solace in your time of loss. Through your pain I grieve also. Carl ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Carl Lee - Seattle, WA - Friend

“Bob and Mary, We were so sorry to learn that Charlotte died. We enjoyed Charlotte, playing softball, talking family(She was so proud of you Mary),...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Roger and Anne Assink - NM

“May the memory of her life, her works, and her love be eternally remembered in the hearts of those who knew her and through the legacy of the...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Brad Jenson - Seattle, WA

“Charlotte will be missed dearly. I will never forget her kindness that she had for me and my family. She did so much to help me on my life journeys;...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Daniel Harley - Atlanta, GA

“Bob, I am sorry to hear of your loss. I will never forget the day that Betty Kinney suggested that I "go meet Charlotte".. We had been talking about...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Al Jacobson - Albuquerque, NM

“So sorry to hear of your loss, Bob. I shall always think of her. She made going into "Kurt's" worthwhile just to see her smile. I know how much she...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: John Gardner - Santa Fe, NM

“Uncle Bob and Mary I wish I had the magic words to take away your pain. The fact is that Aunt Charlie was such a wonderful human being that there is...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Betsy, Brian, Brian Jr., Brittani Loesch - FL

“We will always remember Charlotte and her beautiful smile, especially at the Colgan's Christmas parties. Seeing her photographs for the first time...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Wayne & Molly Gravning - NM

“Dear Bob and Mary I am so sorry about aunt charlie. She was a wonderful person and will be missed. She had a lot of love for people and she was...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Tetuan family - Erie, PA - niece

“On behalf of the French Family of Companies, we express our deepest condolences. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Kristian Schmidt


Charlotte Rae Gardner, born September 22, 1945 in Tulsa, OK, passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011. Charlotte is survived by her husband, Bob; daughter, Mary of Port Orchard, WA; cousin, Tony Huntsberger, who was like a son, his wife Frannie; daughter, Kimberly and son, Robert of Okmulgee, OK; and many nephews and nieces including great nieces Katie and Krissie Bressan of Albuquerque. After more than 30 years of work at local camera stores, Charlotte retired, concentrating on her own business, Charlotte's Fotos. She was a photographer with a talent of capturing the beauty of the Southwest and sold her photo cards at several businesses and many enlargements at local arts and crafts shows. Charlotte was also a member of Albuquerque Photo Gallery in Old Town. Charlotte won many friends with her wonderful personality, warm smile and kind heart. A memorial service for Charlotte will be held Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Mountain Springs Church, 10110 Constitution NE. The service will begin at 5:30 p.m. A reception will immediately follow the service in the Mountain Springs Fellowship Hall. The family would like to thank everybody for their kind support. Many thanks to the warm and caring people at New Mexico Cancer Center and Presbyterian Hospice . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation, 4901 Lange Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109.

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