Charlotte V. Gooding
Hermiston May 1, 1933 - July 22, 2017


Charlotte V. Gooding was born on May 1, 1933, in Lostine, Oregon, the 14th and youngest child of John and Nettie Lightle Holloway. She passed away on July 22, 2017, at her home in Hermiston, Oregon, at the age of 84 years.

She spent her early years in Flora, Oregon, before living in San Francisco, California, and then in Pendleton, Oregon. Charlotte married Charles E. “Chuck” Gooding on July 31, 1949, in Pendleton, Oregon.

They spent most of their years in Hermiston, Oregon, where she was mostly a stay-at-home mom, raising their children. Charlotte was an incredible seamstress who enjoyed being a homemaker, traveling, playing pinochle, dancing and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughters Darla (Bob) Taylor, Othello, Wash., Rhonda (Steve) Campbell, Pendleton, Ore., and Tammi Williams, Hermiston, Ore.; grandchildren Traci, Thad, Marty, Tygh, Ben, Seth and Drew; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a sister, Joan Edwards, Clarkston, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 66 years; a son, Timmy; a grandson, Tyler Campbell; and 12 siblings.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 31, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Oregon. A celebration of life gathering will follow at the Maxwell Siding Event Center, 145 N. First Place, Hermiston, Oregon (behind Nookie’s Restaurant).

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon, is in care of arrangements.

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