Charlotte Peterson Taylor, 83, of Chandler, passed away unexpectedly May 1, 2014, in Chandler.
She was born Feb. 27, 1931, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Fred and Adele Riemer Peterson. After graduating high school as valedictorian in Parma, Ohio, Charlotte went to secretarial school in Cleveland. Her first job after secretarial school was with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Cleveland, Ohio, and in 1952 received a special commendation from Director J. Edgar Hoover for her outstanding work. She later worked for the Atomic Energy Division of Union Carbide in Cleveland. Charlotte also had worked for Republic Steel, General Elec-tric/Sylvania in New Jersey, University of Connecticut in Storrs and Eastern Connecticut State University in Willmantic. Charlotte moved to Lake Palestine in 1985 and formerly worked at The University of Texas Health Science Center and The University of Texas at Tyler library. She then served a 23-year tenure with the Tyler Morning Telegraph in the news department, compiling obituaries.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald B. Taylor, in 1987.
Survivors include daughters, Deborah Adele Rochefort and husband Paul, Shepherdstown, W. Va., Diane Ruth Pownall and husband Maurice, St. Francisville, La., Donna Hitchcock Taylor, Chandler; sister, Betty A. Urban, Arlington; grandchildren, Annika and Genevieve Rochefort, Andrew Donald, Alexander Mason and Aaron Anthony Pownall; great granddaughter, Laura Ann Pownall.
A visitation for family and friends will be 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens.
A private memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Henderson County Humane Society, P.O. Box 162, Athens, 75751.
Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home
1910 Hwy 31 E Athens, TX 75751
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on May 3, 2014