Charlton, Maude Betty Filer – Obituary

Mrs. Maude Betty Charlton, Fairview District pioneer died at Bernath Nursing Home Monday, Feb. 24 [1964] at the age of 92 years. She had been a Kittitas Valley resident 80 years.

Maude Filer was born March 26, 1871 in Dallas, Tex. and came West to Pendleton, Ore. in a covered wagon at the age of 11 years. Her father died there shortly after arrival and in 1883 the family moved to the Kittitas Valley [Jacob is listed as being buried in the Ellensburg IOOF Cemetery so this account seems to be in error]. She was married here to George C. Charlton on October 23, 1890. He preceded her in death in 1919. Mrs. Charlton was a longtime member of the Christian Church.

Survivors include two sons, Max E. Charlton and J. L. (Bob) Charlton, both of Ellensburg; two daughters, Mrs. Merle Roberts of Pasco and Mrs. Fern Haberman of Ellensburg; 20 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lulu Tuverson of Kellogg, Idaho, and Mrs. Flora Jones of Port Angeles. She was preceded in death by two sons, Ralph and Glen Charlton and a daughter, Mrs. Madge Shelley.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Evenson Chapel with the Rev. Paul Nance officiating. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials in Mrs. Charlton’s name make them to the First Christian Church Memorial Fund to be used in a ministry at the Bernath Nursing Home.

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Contributed by: Shelli Steedman



White, Judy Wallis. Kittitas County, Washington Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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