Obituaries & Tributes

Kathleen Lenore Charboneau

date of birth November 20 1922

date of death August 15 2019

Kathleen was born on November 20, 1922 in Beloit, Wisconsin to Edward Van Keuren and Alice (Newman) Keuren. She passed away on August 15, 2019 at the age of 96.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church on Tuesday August 20, 2019 at 11:00 am, Rosary will start at 10:30. A reception will follow Mass.


USER SUBMITTED - Kathleen Charboneau

Kathleen was born to Alice Mirnetta Newman and Edward Van Keuren on November 20, 1922 in Beloit, Wisconsin. She attended Muldoon Catholic High School. In October of 1942 she married Arthur Dale Charboneau and together they had seven children.

She is survived by her children, Arthur Dale Jr. of Portland, Ore., Carol Beth of Canby, Ore., Joseph H. of Cleveland, Ohio, Mary Alice of Santa Cruz, Calif., and John Michael Charboneau of Tigard, Ore. Kathleen was preceded in death by two sons, James Edward and Richard Louis. She was blessed with 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The family moved to Santa Clara, Calif. Where Kathy worked for the telephone company for many years before finding employement with Kaiser. She worked at Kaiser for 28 years until she retired. In 1988 Kathy moved to Canby, where she enjoyed working with her daughter, Carol and granddaughter, Mary Beth at Rite Aid. She retired from Rite Aid at age 86.

Kathy enjoyed many friends and family activities such as bingo, trips to Spirit Mountain, and watching her children and grandchildren's sporting and school activities. She was an avid baseball fan but also enjoyed watching the Olympics and various sporting events. She also loved crossword puzzles, a good cup of coffee, and Sunday drives with root beer floats and dairy ripples! She was known to have hauled in a few fish in her day as well. She was an active member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and was devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary and even made a pilgrimage to Medjugorje, Bosnia. Kathy passed away peacefully in her sleep with family by her side in the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary August 15, 2019.

Donations in memory of Kathleen can be made to the St. Patrick's Catholic Church Food Bank.

6 tribute candles have been lit

Candle lit by Staff at Canby-Molalla Funeral Chapel Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Mary Charboneau I love you Mom! May you be blessed with eternal peace

Candle lit by Mari Engle

Candle lit by steve charboneau Kathleen beautiful soul you will be missed but it is time for you to go and be with the lord and tell him the memories have of us God bless you.

Candle lit by Shirley Northern Kathie I will miss your smile and being buddies!! Love Shirley

Candle lit by Rest In Peace "There is no death! The stars go down to rise upon some other shore,. And bright in heaven's jewelled crown they shine forever more." Shine on, Kathleen.

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