HERMISTON — Charlotte W. Hogeland died on March 4, at the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston at the age of 89.

She was born on Nov. 28, 1918 in Pickersville, S.D., to William and Charlotte Saam Picker. Charlotte was raised and attended school in South Dakota before moving to Oregon in 1935. She married Dale King in July of 1941 in North Platte, Neb. She then returned to Hermiston and worked at the Umatilla Army Depot during World War II while Dale served in the military until after the war. Charlotte then worked as a rural route carrier, delivering the East Oregonian for 38 years. Dale preceded her in death in 1962. She later married Maynard Hogeland and he preceded her in death in 2000. Charlotte retired in 1992. She was an active member of the Faith Church of God where she was the pianist and the secretary/treasurer for many years. Charlotte enjoyed hunting, fishing, and her church.

She is survived by her son, James King, Hermiston; sisters, Mona Thomas and Isabel DeBoer, both of Hermiston; two granddaughters, Kelli and Scotti; and three great-grandchildren.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her two husbands; brothers, Willy, Grant, Emery, and Walter Picker; and a sister: Lillian Picker.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, March 8, at Burns Mortuary chapel in Hermiston.

Burial followed at the Hermiston Cemetery.

Those who wish may make contributions in Charlotte's memory to the Agape House at 500 Harper Road, Hermiston, 97838.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of the arrangements.

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