Charlotte Munns Parkinson Obituary

Charlotte Munns Parkinson Born in Elwood, UT on Jan. 3, 1933 Departed on Nov. 6, 2012 and resided in Brigham City, UT. Visitation: Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 & Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 Service: Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 Cemetery: Brigham City Cemetery Charlotte Parkinson BRIGHAM CITY – Charlotte Munns Parkinson passed away during the early hours of Tuesday, November 6, 2012. She was born January 3, 1933 in Elwood, Utah a daughter of Archie Austin and Charlotte Ann Abel Munns. She was the 10th of 12 children. She chose to leave us on a beautiful fall day and was warmly greeted in Heaven by her son Garth and her daughter Pat, her parents and seven brothers and sisters. We were lucky to have shared this earthly life with her. Charlotte married Garth E. Parkinson and they were later sealed in the Logan Temple. She will be missed for many things. Charlotte was fiercely devoted to her family and to the gospel. She always encouraged and expected great things of her children and grandchildren, and we believe that we made her proud and will continue to do everything in our power to make her proud of us. She was determined and persistent in service to others. She always thought of others before herself. Many people were affected by her kindness and were drawn to her. She made quilts for all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was famous for her potato salad and the many extra special meals she cooked for her grandchildren at all times of the day and night. She always ate last because she just couldn't sit until everyone was taken care of. She loved excellence and sought it out in all she did from canning to sewing to gardening. She loved her gardens, especially her flowers. Charlotte enjoyed doing laundry, a chore she learned to love standing side by side with her mother while having wonderful talks. She had the whitest whites and was able to get the stains out of just about everything. She loved Clorox because it made everything so clean. Charlotte loved her extended family and could often be found at a ballpark to watch one of the 60 + nieces and nephews she had. She never stopped trying to learn something new and valued education. She mothered countless people from a very young age until the time of her passing. She leaves behind her husband, Garth; her surviving children, CheRee (Ron) Tanner of Provo; Steven (Lori) of Logan, and Scott (Cindy) of Smithfield; a bonus daughter Lisa of Pocatello, ID; 22 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren with another due any day. Also surviving are 4 siblings: Orlin, Shelley, Mary, and Paul. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brigham City South Stake Center, 865 S. 300 W., Brigham City. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.

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