OBITUARY

Charlotte U Bentley

December 24, 1942November 15, 2021

Charlotte U Bentley, age 78, of Longmont, Colorado passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021. Charlotte was born December 24, 1942.

A memorial gathering for Charlotte will be held Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 3:00 PM at Howe Mortuary, 439 Coffman St, Longmont, CO 80501, followed by a funeral service at 4:00 PM.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.howemortuary.com for the Bentley family.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering

    Saturday, November 27, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, November 27, 2021

Memories

Charlotte U Bentley

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Ramona (Denk) Webb

December 7, 2021

Aunt Charlotte was always curious and loved to have good discussions about things. I enjoyed visiting her and her family in Colorado for family vacations, as well as staying in touch as an adult. Her passing is unexpected and sad, I feel like she had more life to live despite health challenges. Prayers and thoughts for all her loved ones.

Kathy Black Dennis

December 7, 2021

Our family loved Charlotte and her daughter, Celena. The picture of Charlotte is exactly as I remember her. Smiling, funny, helpful…everything you want in a friend. She was a huge help to me as a young mom, living away from my own mom with a determined daughter to raise. I attribute a lot of Kate’s creativity to the projects and crafts Celena and Kate would work on. I also got a glimpse of what to expect in the teenage years. Charlotte was a great mom. Gary, Kate and I will be holding Charlotte and her family in our hearts during this difficult time.

Gary Dennis

December 7, 2021

Charlotte worked with me in the eighties and her daughter was our babysitter and companion for our daughter. Charlotte was a hardworking, loyal and trusted colleague. She will be missed!

Sarah Bradford

December 6, 2021

My heart is heavy hearing of Charlotte's passing. I loved our thought provoking afternoon [she always came in late ; )] conversations at work. I could always count on her for her clever humor. After her retirement, we would meet at Sam's #3 and she'd come with a handful of photos and we'd laugh and discuss the intimate personal details of each photo. Love you, Charlotte!

Hilda Alvarado

November 27, 2021

I’m very sorry for your loss. Charlotte was a very lovely lady and wonderful neighbor. May she Rest In Peace. She will be missed in our neighborhood.

Elaine Ann

November 27, 2021

I've just read through all the memories and tributes to Charlotte and found myself nodding in agreement to her atributes and personality - witty, intelligent, strong oppinions, fun, gifted, loving etc. I can't believe my lively second cousin is gone. I do know she loved the Lord and that I will get to see her and have great conversations again when it's my turn to pass over. Until then, she will be deeply missed. I first met my father's cousins, Charlotte and Ann, when I was a child and they came to live with us (Char came first, Ann later on). Their father, my Great Uncle Knute Rasmussen, had been killed in a farming accident in Nebraska. He was a single parent and so a home needed to be found for the girls. Until that was settled, my grandfather and my father drove to Omaha to bring Charlotte to Fort Collins. I was excited because, with three brothers, I'd always wanted sisters. Char was six years older than me and I was in awe. I thought she was glamorous and daring! She introduced me to the art of applying make up and lipstick. I loved watching Charlotte and Ann spend hours doing make up and fixing their hair "just right." It was a sad day for me when my new found sisters returned to Omaha, but we had forged a close relationship that lasted throughout our life time. We all three married, had children within the same time frame and got divorced, sharing those experiences via phone calls and occasional visits. Both Charlotte and Ann moved to Colorado as adults. Ann ended up going to Phoenix but whenever she came to visit her sister, Charlotte invited me down to Denver to spend the night so we could
have a talk a thon catch up session into the wee hours. I treasure memories like these and it hurts that both Charlotte and Ann are gone now. They truly were like sisters to me. I will drive to Longmont for Charlotte's funeral shortly and I am looking forward to a reunion with my third cousins. I want to remain in touch with them. See you soon, Elaine Ann

Drew and Jill Hogan

November 26, 2021

We met Charlotte through our mother Rebecca Corene Hogan.
Jill Hogan
My first thought of Charlotte is that she is a pistol! She lovers her politics and Trump -so she had me at hello. I so enjoyed her sense of humor and clever wit. I am honored to know this published author and enjoyed our lively conversations. I was glad to meet her daughter Selina and grand daughter Avery, and learn about her family. Charlotte remained engaged in current events and political affairs until the very end. I will miss her and keep her in my heart, and I will take her spirit with me to every political event I attend. I adore you Charlotte and will keep the mission for both of us. Jill Hogan

I met Charlotte many years ago when she and Mom worked together at NIC. Charlotte was such a great help to Mom at work, she was such a blessing. For years, Mom and Charlotte would meet for dinner at Village Inn. I was always happy to be an invited guest and enjoy a slice of pie with the girls. Charlotte was a kind and constant friend for my mother and I appreciated her kindness toward my Mom, especially after Dad died.
Over the years I had the pleasure to learn more about Charlotte and her life. Through God's love she found the strength to persevere and overcome hardships and keep her little family well. She was a brave woman, who believed God had bestowed her with creativity, an ability to write, talent , will and an enormous capacity for compassion. Thankfully, she used her God given gifts. I enjoyed all of our conversations and the we time spent together. Charlotte was a beautiful gift in our lives.
I'm so glad Mom and I were able to share a day together with Charlotte before her passing. We shared a lunch of burgers, visited, played scrabble, shared memories and hopes. It was a lovely day together.
Charlotte, you are beautiful inside and out and I am forever grateful to have had you in my life. I love you dearly. Be well with God and in peace. Love Drew Hogan

Corene Hogan

November 26, 2021

Charlotte was one of my best friends. I came to know her while working at NIC and she was the one person that helped me.
Charlotte was smart, brave and driven. She was generous and giving of herself to so many. She loved God and relied on him in her life. She loved her children and their families and especially her sweet Avery, and was so proud of them all. Charlotte shared so many stories of their success and joys. Charlotte proudly worked hard to overcome so many obstacles and never lost her faith or hope, she was truly amazing. I'm really grateful for the friendship I shared with her. She helped me through one of my most challenging times when my husband died. Charlotte was kind and generous to listen and support me though my grief. I am so thankful to have been able to return the friendship while she struggled with her health. I treasure all the special memories of the time we shared. My heart is broken and I will miss her truly.
Forever loving friends, Rebecca Corene Hogan

Sheriah Hochhalter

November 23, 2021

I met Charlotte in 2014. I was housekeeping for her nextdoor neighbor, and she introduced me to her. I started helping Charlotte with things around her house, and we quickly became very close. We did a lot of projects together, ran errands together and had so many great conversations. We both shared the same religious beliefs, political beliefs and personal values. Our friendship grew so much, she was like a grandmother to me. I will always remember things that she taught me, and the amazing conversations that we shared which I learned so much from. She was such an intelligent woman, with a heart of gold, and a great sense of humor. An all around incredible human being. I know she is in the hands of God, in the kingdom of heaven, with everlasting life! A place so amazing, I don't think any of us could ever fathom or imagine it! I will see her there one day, but until then, she holds a very dear place in my heart...

Becky Cantu

November 23, 2021

Charlotte welcomed my family into her family in 2014. We became Comadres.
We met for lunch/dinner and talked on the phone. We were both former Federal workers.
We welcomed Lil Avery and were so happy to see her grow.
I'm glad I saw her the Sunday night before she went to be with our Lord.
I'll miss you my friend.
Becky

FROM THE FAMILY