Charlotte Irene Kramer

January 16, 1932April 8, 2018
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Charlotte Irene (Green) Kramer, 86, of Yakima, WA passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday evening, April 8 2018. She was born in Froid, MT, on Jan. 16, 1932, to the late Jacob and Amelia Green. Charlotte attended Toppenish High School. She graduated from Bates Technical College in Tacoma, WA with a degree in drafting. She married Clarence M. Kramer also of Toppenish on Aug. 30, 1949 and they remained married for 53 years until his death in 2008. Charlotte and Clarence lived for many years in Portland, OR before moving back to the Yakima Valley in 2005. Following Clarence's retirement, he & Charlotte enjoyed traveling abroad. They visited, China, Australia, the Middle East & several countries in Europe. Charlotte loved to sew and to decorate & do remodeling projects of her & Clarence's homes. In her later years she also took up painting with many of her pictures hanging on the walls of her children's homes. Charlotte is survived by three children; C. Michael Kramer and his spouse Jean Gruber, of Burien, WA; Robyn Som & her spouse Jack, of Bonney Lake, WA; and Kim Kramer & his spouse Janis, of Beaverton, OR. She was proceeded in death by her daughter, Gail Williams, of Medford, MA. She is also survived by her sister, Bernice Mason of Toppenish, WA . Charlotte has 9 grandchildren, Laura, Kathryn, Nicholas, Christopher, Claire, Elisabeth, Isabelle, Grace & David Peter. She is also survived by 5 great-grand children, several nieces, nephews and cousins. No memorial service has been planned at this time.


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Connie Williams

April 13, 2018

Although I only met Charlotte when I starting dating her nephew Steve, I have some great memories of her. One time we stopped to visit Charlotte and Clarence and they took us to dinner and the car ride to the restaurant was quite an adventure and I will never forget it. Also I remember being envious of the fact they had their own tanning bed at their house. Charlotte always had interesting stories to share and I would love just listening to her tell them. She always exhibited class by dressing classy and always looking her best. We will miss Aunt Charlotte. Our prayers go out to her family during this difficult time.

Br. James Mary

April 12, 2018

Great- Grandma you will never be forgotten, and I will always cherish the memories that we shared. It was a privilege to have know you thank you for choosing to bring life into the world thus choosing to be a mother to so many, may you rest for ever in the peace of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Eternal rest, grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Romans 8:14-23
We also groan within ourselves as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.
A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans

Brothers and sisters:
Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear,
but you received a spirit of adoption,
through which we cry, Abba, "Father!"
The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit
that we are children of God,
and if children, then heirs,
heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ,
if only we suffer with him
so that we may also be glorified with him.

I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing
compared with the glory to be revealed for us.
For creation awaits with eager expectation
the revelation of the children of God;
for creation was made subject to futility,
not of its own accord but because of the one who subjected it,
in hope that creation itself
would be set free from slavery to corruption
and share in the glorious freedom of the children of God.
We know that all creation is groaning in labor pains even until now;
and not only that, but we ourselves,
who have the firstfruits of the Spirit,
we also groan within ourselves
as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.


Charlotte as a teenager


Charlotte with her brother Harold & her sister Bernice


Charlotte's parents on their wedding day


Clarence & Charlotte when they were first married




Charlotte in her 30s