E. Dolores “Dee” Charles, 80

E. Dolores “Dee” Charles, 80, of Mount Joy, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Lancaster City to the late Charles G. and Janet (Dillich) Murray.

Dee is survived by her husband, Kenneth L. Charles. They were married on April 26, 1952.

Dee was a 1949 graduate of Sacred Heart Academy. She was a member of Mary, Mother of The Church in Mount Joy.

Her professional career included being an administrative assistant for Hamilton Watch from 1965-1972, then she owned and operated the C-R Gallery at Park City Mall from 1972-1982, and retired as an underwriter with the Erin Insurance Group from 1982-1994.

After her retirement, she and her husband enjoyed spending winters in Florida. They also spent their summers camping on the Bush River near the Chesapeake Bay. She enjoyed water skiing, especially giving lessons to family and friends, camping, boating, cooking, and music.

Surviving in addition to her husband, a son, Kenneth “Chuck” Charles, husband of Peggy, of Columbia, a daughter, Kathy Weaver, wife of Joel, of Lititz, five grandchildren, Courtney Charles Bowden, wife of Joseph, Zachary Weaver, fiancé of Kaitlyn Rhinier, Jeffrey Alexander Charles, Drew Weaver, and Olivia J. Charles, two sisters, M. Jackie Saylor, wife of Charles, of Cornwall, Marie Oversmith, wife of Vern of Spring Grove, and a sister-in-law, Sheryn Murray, of Ladson, SC. She was preceded in death by a son Jeffrey Dale Charles in 1966, and brother, Charles G. “Butch” Murray, Jr.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Friday, May 20, 2011 at Mary, Mother of The Church 625 Union School Rd. Mount Joy, PA 17552 at 10:30am with The Rev. Luis Rodriguez as Celebrant. Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Thursday evening at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 3110 Lititz Pk. from 6-8pm and again at the Church on Friday from 9:30-10:30am. A luncheon will follow the Mass. Interment will take place at 1:30pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Memorial Contributions in Dee’s memory may be made to her church, Mary, Mother of The Church. To send the family an online condolence, please visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 717-560-5100

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Dear Ken and Family:   I am so very sorry for your loss.  I remember Dee well and she was always so very nice to me….that was a long time ago….but I’ve thought of her fondly over the years.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Ken, and I know Dee is with God in Heaven now.  May God give you the grace and strength to get through the rough times that may lie ahead in dealing with your tremendous loss.  God bless you all.  With sincere sympathy,

Carolyn (Shoemaker) Brown (I used to work at Armstrong, Ken, and was married to Irv (Butch) Sholl for a time.

May God give you comfort at this difficult time.  May your memories of her give you joy.
Marina Rowe

Dear Kathy and family –

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time of grief over the loss of your mother. We are all thinking and praying for you here at Luther Acres. May the peace of God bring you comfort.
– Pastor Walt Cleckley, Chaplain, Luther Acres

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