On the evening of April 8, 2021, Charlotte M. Barone passed away from natural causes at Anaconda’s Community Hospital. She was 18 days shy of her 95th birthday. By her side was her daughter Marcia.
Charlotte was the third of four children born to Harold T. and E. Anne Steele in Anaconda, Montana, in 1926. She lived in Anaconda her entire life, where she attended school, graduating from Anaconda Senior High School in 1944. She married Jack D. Barone in Anaconda, right after graduating from high school on May 29th. She was married to Jack for 69 years until his death. Charlotte was a stay at home mom to four rambunctious children; Ben, Bob, Marcia and Deb. She was a devoted wife and mother and spent all her time caring for and raising her children. When she wasn’t caring for her family, she enjoyed reading and learning about history, particularly anthropology. She took joy in teaching values and skills to children and was actively involved in Girl Scouts of Anaconda. Charlotte also enjoyed the outdoors and gardening. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Anaconda and enjoyed bible study. She worked outside the home at Moran’s and selling Stanley Home Products and Avon.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Anne Steele, brothers Jack and Ben Steele, her sister Margorie Thompson, husband Jack Barone, and grandchildren Scott and Todd Barone.
Charlotte is survived by four children; Ben (Katherine) Barone of Aurora, CO, Bob (Roxanne) Barone of Billings, MT, Marcia Softich of Anaconda and Deb Barone (Kerrie) of Sparks, NV. Her surviving grandchildren are Kimberly Kimmel, Brandy Ellerton, and John Softich. Her great-grandchildren are Cole, Isabella and Alana Barone, Peyton and Avery Kimmel, and Ashtyn and Kyler Ellerton.
A memorial service celebrating Charlotte’s life will be held at 11 AM on Saturday April 24, 2021, at the First Presbyterian Church, 319 Main Street, Anaconda. A graveside service will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Due to COVID-19, only 50 attendants will be allowed to attend the service. The family does invite you to attend and suggests arriving early to ensure seating.
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Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Charlotte.