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Charlotte Luella (Woods) Bueford, 80, departed this life on Friday, September 14, 2018, at Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. Family will greet guests one hour prior to the service.

Charlotte was born on November 15, 1937, to Harry and Helen (Longmire) Woods in Hannibal, Missouri. Charlotte attended Douglas Public School where she earned her high school diploma. Charlotte and her family moved to Des Moines, IA in 1955 and shortly after she gave birth to a daughter, Janet. Charlotte was united in marriage to Phillip Bueford and from that union was blessed with four children, Jeff, Phillip Jr., Tina and Mark.

Charlotte worked full-time for the City of Des Moines Model Cities Neighborhood Development, where she monitored and evaluated federal programs while raising five children and attending Drake University. She also had the privilege of fostering kids for over 15 years.

Charlotte was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and attended the Union Park Congregation. She loved reading the Bible, attending congregation meetings and conducting Bible studies. She enjoyed bowling, shopping and traveling. Charlotte had a big personality. She loved telling stories and would always make people laugh.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Helen Woods; husband, Phillip Bueford Sr.; son, Phillip Bueford, Jr.; daughter Tina (Bueford) Tolson, brothers, Edward L. Bundy, Sr. and Harry C. Woods, Jr.; sisters, Mary Helen Houston, Sarah Virginia Houston, Barbara Jean Parker and Marlene Joyce Shivers.

Charlotte leaves to cherish her memories daughter, Janet Lawrence (Coleman), of Pleasant Hill; sons Jeff Bueford, of Des Moines, and Mark Bueford (Kim) of Houston, TX; sister, Dorothy Clark (Roy) of Des Moines; brother, James Woods (Lavieta) of Corona, CA; 13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Charlotte loved her family and will be missed greatly. She will always be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved helping those in need, especially the elderly, and sharing Bible truths. During her last days on this earth, she expressed her faith in the resurrection and one day seeing all her loved ones on a paradise earth.

Service Details

Visitation:
Saturday, September 29, 2018
12:00 to 1:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines
Service:
Saturday, September 29, 2018
1:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines
Disposition:
Cremation prior to services
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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