Charleen Jane Fowler Gentry


July 17,1950  –  October 1, 2021



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Charleen Gentry

Today we say goodbye to Charleen Jane Fowler Gentry. Born July 17,1950- October 1,2021.

She was preceded in death by her mother Patricia Ann O’Halloran Fowler and her father Charles Lewis Fowler, her husband of 43 years Robert Arlis Lee Gentry, and her nephew Charles Lewis Hughes “Scooter.”

Charleen had lived in the Kirkland area her whole life. She went to Redmond High class of ‘68, Then went to Bellevue Community class of ‘71. Char married Bob on July 30, 1976, adopted his 4 children, and became their mother. Donald Gentry of Kentucky, John (Robin Ehlers) Gentry of Granite Falls WA, Erin Gentry Rettig of  Woodinville WA, Erica Gentry Angle (David L. Angle) of Oroville CA.

Char had 11 grandchildren, Major R.J Gentry of Tacoma WA, Yolanda Smith of Georgia, Benjamin Gentry of Rochester, Taulton Gentry of Kentucky, Jordyn Gentry Of San Diego CA, Christopher Gentry of San Diego CA, Robert Rettig of Woodinville WA, Gabrielle Sheerin Of Woodinville WA, Patricia Angle of Casa Grande AZ, Samantha Angle Of Oroville CA, and David J. Angle of Oroville CA, and had 5 great grandchildren Sydney, Savannah, Everleigh, Wrenleigh and Kain.

She also leaves behind her sister Kathleen Fowler Hughes, Randal Hughes of Snohomish WA, 3 Nephews Jerry Hughes (Heidi) Las Vegas NV, Dicky Hughes (Kelli) Kirkland WA, and Joe Hughes (Emily) Snohomish WA, and 7 great nieces and nephews Taylor, Paton, Blessing, Sarah, Megan, Scout and Campbell.

Shortly after marrying Bob, she went to work at the Lake Washington School District as a bus driver in 1980. Retired there in 2014. She belonged to the Redmond Eagles club.

Her hobbies were gardening and talking on the phone, and sale  hopping. Char had many long time friends. There was nothing more important to her than her friends and family. Every time there was graduation or someone came to town there was a gathering to be had. Char loved to travel, whether it was a long summer trip to Kentucky or a quick weekend to Montana or a fast flight to Reno or even a vacation in Hawaii she was always on the go. Being her last trip she traveled the west coast to meet up with her grandchildren in California and Arizona, with her best friend Mary Sue.

Char’s services will be for immediate family at the Tahoma National Cemetery where she will  be laid to rest next to the love of her life on Friday October 22, 2021 at 11:30am. Friends and family will join together for a celebration of life to follow at the Redmond Eagles @3:00pm, 11440 Avondale Rd NE, Redmond, WA 98052


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