Charlotte Langsea Nyland, 86, passed away on June 7, 2007.
Charlotte was born Aug. 7, 1920, overlooking Rush Lake, Minn., to Per Otto and Edith Anderson, the fifth of their 10 children.
In 1933, Charlotte moved to Auburn, Wash., where she lived with and helped care for her grandparents and uncle. For her senior year of high school, she moved to Seattle, Wash., lived with family friends and graduated from Ballard High School.
After high school, Charlotte worked her way through nursing school at the University of Washington, graduating with a diploma in nursing in 1943.
In 1945, Charlotte married her long-time sweetheart, Reuel Langsea, after he returned home from serving in the Navy during World War II.
Together, they raised three children, Burt, Bonnie and Donald.
Charlotte had an active career that included both motherhood and nursing. She was a public health nurse with the Seattle/King County Health Department from 1963 until her retirement in 1985. She derived much joy from her work helping new mothers and their babies adjust to life together.
After 38 years of marriage, Charlotte was widowed in 1983 when Reuel sadly passed away.
In 1985, Charlotte married Orv Nyland. Together in their retirement, the Nylands enjoyed being active members of their church, traveling to lands near and far, volunteering in local schools and being with their families and friends.
Charlotte is immediately survived by her husband Orv, three of her sisters, her children and their spouses: Burt Langsea, Bonnie Langsea and Kevin Karcher, Don and Linda Langsea, daughter-in-law Shirley Langsea, her grandchildren Chris Langsea, Kari Langsea, Amy Genevieve and Peter Dibley and Aaron Langsea; and her great-grandchildren, Madeline and Grace Langsea.
The last few years of her exceedingly healthy lifetime she suffered Parkinsons and dementia.
A memorial will be held on June 23, 2007, at the Marysville Free Methodist Church, 6715 Grove Street. A Langsea family memorial service was held on June 16.
Remembrances may be made to Evergreen Healthcare/Hospice 425-899-1900.
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