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Charlotte Clever

April 13, 1927 ~ June 10, 2020 (age 93)

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Edna Charlotte was born to Scott Leslie Englehart and
Catherine Marguerite Duncan Englehart. Siblings John Leslie,
Thelma Corine (died 17 month), Baby boy, and Scott Lemuel
Englehart.

Charlotte graduated from Montezuma Cortez High School in
1945. She moved to Delta, Co. with her cousin, Darlene
Englehart (Bangs),in 1946 and returned to Cortez in 1947 to
accept a position at Southwest Title and Insurance. Charlotte
married Gordon Leroy Clever; October, 1948. This union was
blessed with 5 children; Cindy Le; Gary (Elizabeth); Roy
(Paula), Gordon Ray; and Catherine Marguerite (Doug)
Chutich.

Charlotte’s father was an identical twin. Being so identical to
his brother, George Franklin Englehart, even close family
members could not guarantee they were talking to the
brother they thought they were. This gave way to cousins
being raised as siblings. Charlotte was very close to her
cousins.

Charlotte began working at 14, held many jobs from carhop,
apple picker, mink farm employee, floral design, seamstress,
cake decorating, constructed and furnished doll houses,
census worker, mutuel clerk Les Bois Park, Gem County
horse races and Elko County Fair horse races, student loan
accounting/disbursements and retired from Boise State
University with Emeritus. Charlotte worked 40 plus years at
Les Bois Park (horse races); made many wonderful friends
and memories.

Charlotte and Gordon were partners in C and G flower shop
in Cortez, Co. Charlotte ran the 47 acre ranch with livestock
while Gordon worked in town. Charlotte took advantage of
many opportunities including running as the Democratic
candidate for Ada County Treasurer. Mom worked hard all
her life and encouraged community service.

Charlotte belonged to many organizations including:
The Daughters of the American Revolution
and Beta Sigma Phi.

Charlotte and her friend Betty Yerrington traveled to
England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales while attending an
International Beta Sigma Phi convention. A few years later
she and Betty took a river cruise in China, visiting the Great
Wall and other historic sites. Charlotte was also a member of
the Meridian Athletic Association Auxiliary and was
instrumental in getting the Meridian Swimming Pool.
Charlotte was a Methodist and taught Sunday school in
Meridian for several years.

Charlotte was very proud of each of her grandchildren: Tara
Davis, Jeremiah (Kristine), Paul, Shane (Andrea), Darren
(Alisha) Peterson, Angela Peterson Archer, Elijah (Mariam)
Santisteven, Nichole Clark , Crystal (Cory) Knigge.
Prouder of the Great Grandchildren: Charlotte Yost, Grace
Yost, Noah Clark, Joshua, Jaken, John, Jackson, Indigo,
Khyenne, Tristian, Allysa, Mason Clever, Caeli, Dacota,
Caura, Caia Clark, Austin Hummel, Braxton, Adrienne Archer,
Emma, Katie Prochaska, Chad, Taylor Tyree, Matthew
Peterson; Anala, Sage, Savannah, Madeline, Mya, Charlie
Knigge.

There are many friends Charlotte loved and cared about that
she acquired over the years too many to list. Two of her very
favorite people are Sara Ewing and Josephine Santillanes.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, sister and
brothers, Teresa, daughter-in-law and Angela, grand
daughter . She is survived by her children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.

The family would like to take this opportunity to thank
Keystone Hospice, Michelle, Carrie, Chantel, Michelle, Sierra,
Gary and Aaron for their help and care.

Charlotte always believed that, “Without dreams there is no
need to work and without work, there is no need to dream.”
We, Charlotte’s family got to spend her last days with her as
she started her new journey; knowing that she will look after
and guide us until we meet again. We love you Mom!

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