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Charlotte Shanahan

September 18, 1936 — March 9, 2024

It is with great sadness that we share the peaceful passing, on March 9, 2024, of our beautiful mother, Charlotte, wife of 64 years to our father Thomas.

Charlotte was born in a small town in Arkansas in the mid-1930s where she lived until she made her way to the big city of Houston where she worked in a bank.

On her way back to Houston, after a visit home, as fate would have it, her beloved husband Tom, spotted her in the airport and once he decided to sit next to her on the plane their fate was sealed. Three months later they were married. Their love is one for the ages.

After a few years living in the United States, this adventurous couple brought themselves and their three young children to São Paulo, Brazil where they lived a magical life filled with family, friends and adventure.

After a brief time back in the US, Charlotte and Tom moved to Hiroshima, Japan for yet another adventure. Not yet wanting to leave life abroad, Charlotte and Tom then returned once again to São Paulo, Brazil.

Once they concluded their international life, they chose to join their children on Bainbridge Island. It is here that Charlotte spent many happy years enjoying her family, her home and a quiet island life.

Charlotte's cherished memory will live on for her family and for all whose life she touched.

Memorial contributions to Island Caregivers are gratefully accepted.(

Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home of Bainbridge Island, WA.

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