Charlot was born in Ogden, UT in 1942 and raised in California. She attended Linfield College, completing a B.A. in English at the UW. She married Roger Mills in 1963, and they welcomed son Kevin in Alaska. Daughter Kelly was born in Seattle. Concurrently, Charlot cared for her brother Ken through a serious illness. Interested in psychology, she became a member of NAMI. She enrolled her children in the progressive Bellevue Little School and volunteered as teaching assistant. Diagnosed at 44 with a fatal form of Lupus, Charlot outlived all medical predictions. She was an active participant in the Lupus Society. She loved to travel, her favorites being Santa Fe, Costa Rica, England, and the Ashland Shakespeare Festival. Surrounding herself with theater, foreign films, and museums, she was also a supporter of public radio, with a playlist ranging from reggae to jazz. Favorite painters included Chagall and Van Gogh. Charlot herself was a gifted sketch artist. In 2000 she moved to Bellingham. She enjoyed time with grandchildren, gardening, studying philosophy and physics with Roger, and jigsaw. She was a philanthropist supporting conservation, animal welfare, and human rights. Eternally curious, passionate, and artistic, Charlot’s memory is cherished by her children Kevin and Kelly, grandchildren McKenna and Patrick and their mother Maryanne, brothers Bruce and Scott Pendergraft, and extended family. She was preceded in passing by husband Roger, brother Ken, and parents Wayne and Marvel (Fuller) Pendergraft. Charlot’s ashes were scattered with Roger’s in the North Cascades.
A joint celebration of life for Charlot and Roger will be held Sunday October 7, 2018 at 2PM at the Bellingham Yacht Club.
Celebration Of Life
- Date & Time: Jan 18, 1072 (No Time)
- Venue: Bellingham Yacht Club
- Location: 2625 S Harbor Loop Dr Bellingham, WA 98225 - (Get Directions)