Charlotte Quimby Gravin died December 5, 2020 after a long life as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and kindhearted friend to all. The cause of death was complications from a stroke.
Born in Port Chester, NY on January 15, 1933, to Theresa and George Quimby, Charlotte grew up in Larchmont, NY. After attending the well-respected Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School in New York City, she worked for the FBI and Reader’s Digest, before marrying Laurence (Larry) Alan Gravin in 1968.
Charlotte had many adventures with her husband, both professionally and personally. Because of Larry’s long career in the retail department store business, he and Charlotte lived in many cities before retiring in Little Suamico, Wisconsin, just outside of Green Bay. There they built a magical log home among pine trees that would become the favorite gathering place for family. Charlotte went happily from home to home, always eager to make new friends and explore new places.
Along with her husband and children, Charlotte enjoyed traveling, skiing, hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and camping in many scenic places throughout the country. After Larry’s death in 2007, she continued to travel on her own to far away places that brought her much excitement and joy. Charlotte was active in the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.), an international women’s sisterhood focused on providing educational opportunities for female students worldwide. Charlotte was known by all to be fun-loving, sunny and gracious. She only saw beauty in the world, living her life with kindness and gratitude until the end - an example for us all moving forward without her.
Charlotte is survived by her two daughters, Jennifer Gravin of Los Angeles, CA, and Kimberly (and Brian) Tyson of Lewisville, TX. She is also survived by her stepdaughter Lisa (and Charles) Siegel of Dallas, TX; four adoring grandchildren, Rachel, Evan, Joseph and Rose, and her sister, Theresa and (Robert) Shaffer of Sierra Vista, Arizona.
The family expresses their heartfelt appreciation for the loving care Charlotte received at the Rambling Oaks Courtyard Extensive Care Community in Highland Village, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Charlotte’s memory can be made to Hillsdale College Hillsdale.edu, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association billygraham. org or Philanthropic Educational Organization www.PEOinternational.org.
Relatives and friends are welcome to gather on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Ave, from 10:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM. A livestream of the services will be available on Charlotte’s tribute page at www. lyndahl.com. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos may also be left for Charlotte's family on her tribute page.
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