Char­lotte Leigh Chil­cutt

Septem­ber 19, 1938 - Jan­uary 10, 2019

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - WORLD -

After a brief bat­tle with can­cer, Char­lotte L Chil­cutt passed away peace­fully at her home Jan. 10, 2019, with her hus­band of over 60 years and her three chil­dren by her side. She was born to Lloyd and Louise Fra­zier in Coal Hill, AR and soon after, moved to Joplin, MO, where she spent most of her child­hood. Dur­ing high school, Char­lotte would meet who would be­come her life­long part­ner, Don Rodgers Chil­cutt, and they mar­ried on July 4, 1958. Char­lotte was an Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary in the bank­ing and le­gal in­dus­tries be­fore the cou­ple and two sons moved north in 1968 to Ed­ina, MN, added a daugh­ter and then in 1972, re­lo­cated to Ok­la­homa City and sub­se­quently to Ed­mond, OK, where they set­tled to fin­ish rais­ing their fam­ily. After time as the Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary to the Di­rec­tor of the Cow­boy Hall of Fame, she would join her hus­band Don to form Chil­cutt Di­rect Mar­ket­ing, which is still op­er­at­ing in the fam­ily some 38 years later. Char­lotte was also known to those close to her as Chot, Mz Sharlet, or GranMom. She was able to travel to Ger­many, Aus­tralia and many ports be­tween. Her love for the wa­ter would lead to nau­ti­cal days on Lake Eu­faula and cruis­ing the Arkansas and Mis­sis­sippi Rivers with fam­ily and life­long friends. Those cruises would then turn to land­locked mo­tor coach­ing with many of those close to her en­joy­ing the beauty across this great coun­try. Her ap­pre­ci­a­tion of color and the many flow­ers they en­joyed caused Don and Char­lotte to cre­ate a col­lec­tion of can­vas art of flow­ers, many of which she planted at her win­ter home in Cal­i­for­nia and later in Ari­zona. Re­gard­less of how long any­one knew her, they al­ways came away with a unan­i­mous agree­ment that she was a “real lady.” Char­lotte was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents; as well as brother, Jim­mie; and sis­ter, Mag­gie. She is sur­vived by sis­ter, Cathy Bittick; hus­band, Don Chil­cutt; sons, Scott (Sara) Chil­cutt and Matthew Chil­cutt (Cyn­thia); daugh­ter, Sarah (Greg) Beck; grand­sons, Kris (Lau­ren) Chil­cutt, Corey Chil­cutt, Cole (Kam­ber) Beck, and Cade Beck; grand­daugh­ters, Hal­lie (Matt) Dono­van, Chelsea Chil­cutt, Macken­zie Bonny, and Sophia Car­lin-Em­bree; great-grand­sons, Michael Wright and Dean Dono­van; sis­ter-in­law, Bar­bara Chil­cutt; neph­ews, Steve and Michael Mur­ray and Brian and Darin Chil­cutt; and nieces, Sharon Weldy, Marni Weldy Smith, Car­men Webb, and Jaime Fra­zier. The fam­ily would like to es­pe­cially thank her Mercy Hos­pice nurse, Bob­bie Nu­bine, and home health aide, Cyn­thia Tryon, for all their love and sup­port. View­ing will be at Bag­ger­ley from noon to 8 p.m. Sun­day with fam­ily to re­ceive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Ser­vices to Cel­e­brate Char­lotte’s Life will be held at 10 a.m. Mon­day, at Bag­ger­ley with en­tomb­ment and a re­cep­tion to fol­low at Me­mo­rial Park Ceme­tery.

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