Charleen Ruth Mayne
- June 25, 1943 - August 13, 2012
- Modesto, California
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“I was new to Fullerton H.S. as a sophmore and thanks to Charleen's kindness and acceptance, I felt completely welcome and part of a group. That...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Roberta (Forney) De Arman - CA
“I was so sorry to hear of Charleen's passing, she is such a sweet person so full of life and always cheerful about everything, she could always make...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Charlotte Greener - Bellevue, WA
“I am reminded of a quote I found upon hearing of the death of fellow Bellevue 2nd ward friend, Marideth Bean yrs ago: Remember Me~
"Remember me...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Pam McCarty Norton - The Village, OK
I just wanted to tell you how sorry we all are. Charleen was an awesome lady and she was such a good friend to my mom. We have great...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Shauna Losse Matthews - Issaquah, WA
“Charleen was a dear, sweet and vibrant person. She brought fun and cheer wherever she went. It has been years since we have seen her, but we hold...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Jay and Shirlrey Hamblin - UT
“Sisters are different flowers in the same garden. A sister is a gift to the heart, a golden thread to the meaning of life. Sisters are for sharing...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Jill Youkel - San Diego, CA
“We're so sorry for the loss of this wonderful Mother. We have so many fond memories of Charleen's fun-loving laugh and beautiful singing voice. We...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Mildred & Richard Anderson - UT
“We were only able to have Charlene here in VA for a short while but the youth, and us older 'youth' were so blessed by her presence. She was...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Cheryl Ellsworth brallier - VA
“Charlene and I went to Fullerton Union High School together, FUHS .
We sang in choir together and belonged to a special group of 8 guys and 8 girls....Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Sue Wood Eddleman - Wildomar
“After more than 25 years, how fortunate I feel to have recently been able to give Charleen (Sis. Mayne) a hug and to have thanked her for example,...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Erik Wright - Herriman, UT
“I will always smile when I think of the times when Charleen and my husband and I had the chance to get together. She was so full of life, a fun...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Sharon Parker-Owens - Vancouver, WA
“Charleen and our children knew each other well. Played sports together and church activities. Les and I know she will be dearly missed. Her...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Arlene Brown - Bellevue, WA
“On behalf of the Winters family, I express our love and gratitude to Charleen for the friendship she gave to our Mom, LaVon, for over forty years,...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Kathleen Marsden - UT - Friend
“Charlene was a ray of sunshine even when clouds were all around. She had a way about her that made you feel like her best friend and we always ended...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Jan Cannon - Provo, UT - Friend
“Charleen and I were really close friends during high school and all of the
years since, even though she lived in Utah. We saw each other a couple...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Frankie Sue Kelly - Fullerton, CA
“Charleen and her parents took my on my first trip to Lake Havasu and taught me to water ski. What great memories I have from those high school days. ...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Mary manos - Long beach, CA
“I have the best memories of Charleen from my mission days in the Washington D.C. area. Charleen went out of her way to make everyone around her smile...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Tom Waddell - Las Vegas, NV
“I got reconnected with Charlene this last year through facebook and will truly miss her posts and seeing her smiling face. I remember her as fun,...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Peggy Brown McAulay - Placentia, CA
“Charleen was always a joy when we were living in Bellevue, WA in the 70s and 80s. She was fun and made us all laugh. And my, could she chatter....Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: John and Norma Kramer - Mesa, AZ
“My memories of when I was younger and our families did a lot together. My memories of Charleen were that she was so beautiful, fun and positive. I...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: .Hawley & Cindy Wilson - Murrieta, CA
Our beautiful, beloved mother, sister and grandmother, Charleen Ruth Mayne, age 69, passed away peacefully at a hospital in Modesto, California on Monday, August 13, 2012 due to injuries sustained from a fall a few days earlier. During her final days many loving family members surrounded her.
A friend said "The sun is a little dimmer today because Charleen passed" and we couldn't agree more.
Charleen was born in Huntington Park, California on June 25, 1943 to Ruth and Charles Wilson. The oldest of 3 daughters, Charleen was the original "California Girl". Charleen attended Fullerton High School during which she was head Yell Leader and the Pow Wow Queen of 1961.
Upon graduation from high school, Charleen attended Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah where she met David Ray Mayne and was later married in the Salt Lake Temple.
Charleen is the mother of six children, David Jr. (Naomi), Matthew (Michelle), Jason (Ginni), Charee Thorn (Jeffery), Jonathan (MarKey) and Mitchell (Holly). Charleen's life has been made complete with 17 grandchildren. The family dinners where we shared "stories about mom" have brought much laughter to our lives. Family gatherings were always fun with Charleen because they involved laughter and great food.
Charleen was beautiful, optimistic and fun loving. She had experienced many of life's challenges but her perspective was always positive. Family and friends were her source of happiness and fulfillment. A friend said "Charleen saw the real humor in the little things in life, so she could make any of us smile and even laugh through our tears as well as during the happy moments". You can see it every day in the lives that she touched. Her testimony and faith helped her through life's struggles and her relationship with her Savior helped her find happiness to overcome those challenges.
Charleen was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a firm foundation of the gospel and was proud of her pioneer heritage. She was privileged to serve in many capacities from Primary President, to Seminary teacher. Many of those whom she served have fond memories and a great love for Charleen.
Charleen was a loving, kind mother who spent endless hours supporting her children in all their endeavors. Her most important accomplishment in life was being a mother and grandmother. Growing up in the Mayne household could be described as Grand Central station with Charleen organizing and making sure each child was at their practice or game. She attended everything she could that her kids were involved in. She not only attended, but also cheered louder than any other parent. As a grandmother, she could frequently be found on the sidelines or in the audience supporting a grandchild.
Charleen loved to serve; whether it was at home, church or in the community, she liked to get involved. One of her most recent interests was in the Mitt Romney campaign. Charleen was passionate about being involved in her local community. She set the example for her children and grandchildren to get involved and that no one is too small to make a difference.
Charleen had an artistic flair and she used her talents to establish a successful catering company for several years before health issues forced her retirement.
Special thanks to the wonderful hospital staff at Dr. Hospital in Modesto CA for their kindness and care during her last days.
Charleen was one of a kind – there is no other like her. Her personality was infectious – she made you smile. We know that we will see her again. We are grateful to have her in our lives and the legacy of love and happiness she left for us.
Preceded in death by her parents. Survived by all of her children and their spouses, grandchildren, sisters Pam Reese and Jill Youkel, Stepfather Ralph Michael.
Come celebrate Charleen's legacy with us – Funeral services will be on Saturday, August 18, 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter –day Saints 587 South Saratoga Road - Saratoga Springs, UT