January 9, 1936 – July 5, 2022
Charlene was born to David and Yetta Nessanbaum. She graduated from Dorsey High School in Los Angeles—went on to do many other things, get her MFCC and ran Le Club Gymnastic center for a short stint all while raising her family.
Charlene met her husband, Irving (now deceased), in 1956 at Highland Springs Resort. Charlene and Irving started their life together soon afterwards and were married for 61 great years. Charlene, Irving, Joel (now deceased), Darin, and Marla would return to Highland Springs every Memorial Day Weekend with the family and extended families to celebrate their Anniversary.
Charlene moved from the Valley to Laguna Woods in 2000. She had so many family and friends that loved and adored her. She had many groups one of which was the Mystery Night Rollers where two couples would plan a mystery night for the group every few months and had so many great times. She was still friendly with all those friends and made so many more in Laguna. She associated with her china painting ladies, her married widow ladies, and her dear friend Roxy all the time. Charlene and Roxy shared so many fun times together just having fun. Charlene kept herself busy and was always looking or planning the next adventure. Charlene and Irv also loved spending some special times on Orcas Island with her two grandchildren Max and Jake. She also had some special bonds with some family members one of which was niece Karen and her children Melissa and Hanna where they shared a trip of a lifetime together a few years back. Charlene was a loving, kind, thoughtful woman who loved her family and friends dearly. Charlene had been treated for melanoma in the past …….and now it caught up to her and took over her body. Charlene passed away at peace on July 5th. Charlene will always be remembered for all her china painting plates and all her paint by number paintings, BUT, most of all her kind spirit, thoughtfulness, and sense of humor, and of course her love of sunflowers. I have not even mentioned her cooking or mandelbread…..always with the hand painted plate and home made cookies to give to everyone and anyone. She had her trademarks for sure ….she will be missed but not forgotten.
Charlene is survived by her two loving children, Marla and Darin (Carrie) Bottner, her two grandsons, Max and Jake, and her brother Myron Nessan. She was also a loving Aunt to many nieces and nephews and many other loving family members and friends.
A small private celebration for Charlene will be held at a later date.
Instead of flowers being sent please donate to the VA or Wounded Warriors (two of Charlene’s favorite regulars) OR any other organization you feel would benefit.