Charline McCall, 96, passed away Friday, December 7, 2012. She was born to Charles and Myrtle Clark on February 25, 1916 in Denver, Colorado. She grew up in Palmer Lake and graduated from Lewis Consolidated High School as Valedictorian in 1933. Continuing her education at Colorado College, she received an art degree in 1937.
Her great love for children motivated her to become a gifted teacher. Her happy and productive career began as a Sunday school teacher at the Little Log Church in Palmer Lake as a teenager. Later she taught in Monument and Palmer Lake elementary schools for 10 years and at Douglass Valley Elementary School on the Air Force Academy for 14 years. Keeping up with former students and fellow teachers was a joy in her retirement.
While teaching in Matheson, Colorado she met her future husband, J. Kenneth McCall, a rancher and businessman. They were married on June 29, 1939 and their union produced a son, Clark, who sadly passed away at the age of 15. Charline and Ken moved to Colorado Springs where they became active members of Village Seven Presbyterian Church. Her faith in Christ was central to her life which gave her a peace and joy which drew others to her. She was fun to be with and always appreciative of those who helped her.
She was active in Portia Club for over 30 years. This experience was stimulating for her as the members shared from topics they had studied. The ladies celebrated her 96th birthday by giving her a party. She also belonged to AAUW and the Women’s Educational Society of Colorado College.
Charline was preceded in death by her husband Ken in 2002 after 63 years of marriage; her son Clark; her parents; and a sister. She is survived by her sister, Muriel Anderson, of Montrose, Colorado; several nieces and nephews; and many friends who loved her and whose lives she touched. Her sweet disposition and sense of humor endeared her to everyone she met.
Her family would like to thank Sunrise Assisted Living and Legacy Hospice for her excellent care.
A visitation will be Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Shrine of Remembrance. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. Memorial gifts may be sent to Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 4055 Nonchalant Circle South, Colorado Springs, CO 80917.