Charlotte H. Dickerson
Charlotte Henry Dickerson of Wayzata MN, 95, passed away peacefully January 25, 2018, in the care of her loving family in Hollis NH.
Born on the family farm in Dover MN on March 25, 1922, Charlotte was the third child of James Albert and Carrie Lena (Hamilton) Henry. She graduated from Dover High School in 1940 and attended Hamlin University in St. Paul MN.
June 21, 1945, Charlotte married Keith Warren Dickerson. They were married for 63 years. Mr. Dickerson passed away on April 16, 2008. They started their life together in Minneapolis MN, then moved to Galveston TX, Shreveport LA, Tonawanda NY, and settling in Wayzata MN to raise their five children.
Charlotte was a secretary until she had children and later became her husband’s assistant at Dickerson Advertising Agency, retiring in 2005. She also worked many years at Maggie’s dress shop in Wayzata.
Charlotte’s belief in serving others led her to volunteer in many areas of interest. For over 20 years she served as a hotline counselor at Minnesota Crisis Connection. She was a tour guide leading city tours sponsored by the Minnesota Orchestra, a docent for the Guthrie Theatre, and a literacy volunteer for the early reading program at Greenwood Elementary School. For over 50 years Charlotte enjoyed being active at Wayzata Community Church and volunteered in many ways – as a deacon, treasurer, member of circles, rummage sale, church garden, Sunday school, bible study, and Thimble Bees.
Charlotte shared her passion of sewing by making dresses for her children, grandchildren and nieces. She hand stitched quilts for all her extended family. She was an astute bridge player, loved gardening, traveling, golfing and was an avid Minnesota sports fan following the Gophers, Vikings, Twins, high school football and hockey.
Charlotte had a loving and caring spirit, living her life full of grace and kindness. Her cheerful outlook, “like to have fun” sense of humor and love for others touched all who knew her.
She is survived by five children, Shelley (Thomas) Harter of San Marino CA, Jann Dickerson (Frank Bailinson) of San Francisco CA, Douglas Dickerson of Medina MN, Kimberly (William) Harmon of Hollis NH, and Dayna (Robert) Anderson of Lakewood Ranch FL; 10 grandchildren, Lydia Harter and Grace Harter (Ryan) O’Rourke, Emily and Charlotte Bailinson, Hayley, Carrie Anne and Rebecca Harmon, Griffin, Logan and Nicolette Anderson. Other survivors include her sister Beverly (Robert) Gill of Rochester MN and brother J. Lincoln Henry of Dover MN. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister Evelyn (Lloyd) Lenn and brother J. Burton (Ivene) Henry.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Wayzata Community Church – Outreach Program. A Remembrance Tea will take place Wednesday, February 7, at 11:00AM in Emerson Chapel at Congregational Church of Hollis.