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Bertella Charon

11/14/1918 - 07/26/2015
Service Date: 08/07/2015
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 North Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona

Bertella Holman Charon, 96, passed away July 26, 2015, at the home of Keith and Kathy LeSueur. She was born on November 14, 1918, in Rexburg, Idaho, to Albert Loader Holman and Mary Rider Holman. She was the 8th child in a family of thirteen children. She graduated from Sugar-Salem High School and Henager’s Business College. Bertella worked as a secretary for the Boise Legislature and for the United States Air Force during World War II and later in the Library at Mesa High School. She also taught piano in her home for many years.

She married Albert Woodrow Charon on July 24, 1947, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He preceded her in death on September 7, 1991. They had three children, Kathy, Scott and Robert. They moved to Tempe, Arizona in the summer of 1960 and later moved to Mesa in 1961. She leaves behind a posterity of 3 children, 12 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.

Bertella was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served for many years in the Primary and later in life in the Relief Society.

Visitation and funeral services will be Friday, August 7, 2015, at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona. Visitation will be from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. with the funeral services following at 10:00 a.m.


  • Rick & Cindy Apple

    We are so sorry for your loss!!
    Love, Rick & Cindy Apple

  • My condolences go out to your family. As you prepare to lay your loved one to rest, may you find comfort from your Bible at Psalms 34:18. “ HE” is close to the brokenhearted and crushed in spirit.” This verse has helped me when dealing with the loss of loves ones. You can find similar verses in the website  www.jw.org

  • Doug and Sherry Ashby

    We have fond memories of Bert and her association with my Mom. They were good neighbors and friends for many years and enjoyed many afternoons of card games and laughter! Our kindest regards to the family.
    The Ashby’s

  • Roger & Sharon Johnson

    She was a wonderful lady. We have been blessed to have your families in our lives. God bless you all. She lived a good life and was an example of faith, love, and friendship.

  • Mary Nelle Holman Gertsch

    Charon cousins: some of my fondest memories of aunts and uncles are of your darling parents. They were always an interestingly joyful combination of short & tall, reverent & irreverent, but mostly people I wanted to claim as “family.” Time has passed too quickly, and we have been too many miles apart from each others’ company. Nonetheless, know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Your parents will be in good company forever more, with loving siblings and ancestors galore.

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