Charlotte Barnes

Aug 14, 1923 - Sep 16, 2004


Barnes, Charlotte, Ed.D., in Elk Grove September 16, 2004.
Beloved wife and happily married to Walter Barnes, Sr. for 62 years.
Dear Father to Walter Barnes, Jr. and his wife Linda and Mark Barnes, Ph.D., and his wife Karen.
Sister to Dorothy May.
Devoted grandmother to Matthew, Daniel, Kelly, Susannah, Michael and Roberto.
She is also survived by a host of friends and her special care giver Shahnaz Parker.
After raising her sons, Charlotte returned to college and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Sacramento State and her Doctorate at the University of the Pacific.
She was a teacher in the Elk Grove Unified School District and a Principal at James McKee and Samuel Kennedy Elementary Schools.
Charlotte was a kind and loving mother.
She wrote community interest stories for the "Neighbor" Section of the Sacramento Bee and The
Elk Grove Citizen Newspapers.
She wrote and published a book, "I’ll Always Remember Montana" about her childhood experiences in that state.
A member of the Elk Grove Book Club, a native of Sacramento, aged 81.
Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service, Monday, September 20, 2004, 11 am at South East Lawn Mortuary, 9189 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, CA. Interment to follow, South East Lawn Memorial Park.
Contributions may be made to The Alzheimer"s Aid Society of Northern California, PO Box 1824, Sacramento, CA., 95812.

Funeral Home:
South East Lawn Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Boulevard
Elk Grove, CA
US 95624


  • John & Freda Mattingly says:

    We are forever grateful to Charlotte for her encouragement and assistance in the field of education.

  • Cordell DaPrato/Silva says:

    I will always be greatful for Charlotte’s insights into everyday occurrences in my classroom and in my personal life. She was charming, intelligent and caring. I will never forget her.

  • Barbara Orloff says:

    I enjoyed working with Charlotte for a number of years at James McKee School. She was a friend and a mentor to me. My condolences to you and your family.

  • Bev and Aki Iwatsuru and Family says:

    May the warm memories of Charlotte soothe you in this difficult time and help you be at peace. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. We will continue to pray for the repose of her soul as well as for your family.

  • Nancy McFadden-Lewis says:

    I was never lucky to have had her for my teacher,but alot of my friends were.I graduated in 1968 so I remember her in grade school and being very creative for her students

  • Carl Amundson says:

    Dear Walt and family, We sincerely offer our condolences at this sorrowful time. Charlotte was such a grand lady. She touched so many lives, and will be sorely missed by all. God Bless and Keep you in his care. Carl & Joyce Amundson

  • Darlene Johnson says:

    Dr. Barnes was a true friend to my son at McKee. Daryl had to change to her school after the death of Lyle (his 13 year old brother). She had a big loving heart and understood his need for nurturing. She will be greatly missed, but her memory will live on. The example she set has touched the community.

  • Marjo Gilliland says:

    Dear Walter and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of your loved one. I want you to know what a positive impact Charlotte had on my life. She hired me for my first teaching position at Samuel Kennedy in the mid sixties. She was a dynamic leader, ultimate encourager, outstanding teacher and valued mentor. What I learned from Charlotte has had an impact on my thiry-eight years in the field of education. I am thankful that during a chance meeting in the nineties I had the opportunity to tell her how thankful I am that her life had touched mine. Her memory and the impact she had on so many lives will live on.

  • Josephine Seymour Liles says:

    Dear Walter Sr., Walter Jr., and Mark, My sincere condolences on the loss of Charlotte. May your memories of a loving wife and mother help you through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts.

  • Bobbie Rocha says:

    I am a caregiver that had the privelege of spending some time with Charlotte and Walter filling in for Irene 2 years ago. I was deeply touched by reading her book. Charlotte has made many contributions to society. My deepest sympathy goes out to Walter, Walter Jr. amd Mark.

  • Yolanda Arjil Silva says:

    My mother, Mary Louise Arjil, was a custodian at Kennedy School when Dr. Barnes was the principal. She treated my mother with the utmost respect. My mother spoke highly of her and did not forget her throughout the years. My father died last month so I know what the family is going through. My condolences to the Barnes family.

  • Claudia Roberts says:

    Charlotte Barnes started me on my Kindergarten teaching experience in 1967. She hired me to share kindergarten responsibiliies at Samuel Kennedy Elementary with another terrific teacher, Alice Blair. Charlotte was very nurturing and supportive. She will be remembered and missed by many. Sincere sympathy to her family with hopes they will keep all the good memories close. ~Claudia Roberts~

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