Charlotte Evelyn Crowe
July 24, 1927 - September 02, 2017
Charlotte Evelyn Neville Crowe, 90, passed away quietly on Saturday, September 2, 2017 after suffering from a debilitating stroke. Charlotte was born on July 24, 1927 in Harrisburg, Illinois, to Florence Devere and Harry Neville, the third child in a family of five children. Education was important to Charlotte and she graduated as High School Valedictorian from Harrisburg High School and graduated with honors from the University of Illinois in 1947, with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Home Economics. Charlotte lived close to home and her Illinois roots until she married Bazel Crowe in 1945 and they soon began traveling the globe. By the time the family moved from Illinois to Florida, Charlotte was a full-time mother to three children. Throughout the family’s travels around the world, Charlotte taught high school in Guam and worked in the main office of a mining and exploration company in Bougainville, Papua, New Guinea. The family also lived in Jamaica, Australia and Egypt. While teaching her own three children an appreciation of the diversity of cultures throughout the world, Charlotte and family embarked on numerous adventures, traveling twice around the world, not on today’s luxury liners but as passengers on freighters. Finally, they settled in Houston, Texas, where Charlotte and Bazel made their home for over 44 years. Charlotte was the office manager and right hand to her husband in his civil engineering business until they retired to enjoy a quiet life in Houston. Charlotte enjoyed her family as well as cooking, sewing and knitting.
Charlotte is survived by her husband, Bazel; her children, Robert, Sandra Grant, and Richard (Janet); her five grandchildren, Rachel, Walter, Michael, Kristina and Scott; and her brother, Donald Neville (Jane). She is preceded in death by her parents; and three of her four siblings, Harriet Neville Limper, Howard Neville, Virginia Neville Saup;, and by her son-in-law, George Grant; and daughter-in-law Elizabeth Crowe.
In her later years, Charlotte indicated that the love and friendship of family and friends were very important to her. She said that she preferred to enjoy the many wonderful people in her life while she was still alive to enjoy them rather than having a memorial service when she would not be able to attend. So, Thank You to everyone who made Charlotte's life a happy one.
If you still wish to remember her with a gift, please make a donation in her name to the American Red Cross, her favorite charity, rather than sending flowers to the family.