Charlotte Rae (Carter) Perin
April 16, 1941 ~ December 1, 2017
December 6, 2017
Charlotte Rae (Carter) Perin, 76, passed away on Friday, December 1, at Alderwood Manor in Spokane. She was surrounded by her children and mourned by the nursing home staff who had come to know her well over the years.

A celebration of life will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 17, at Millwood Presbyterian Church, N3223 Marguerite Road, Spokane Valley.

A reception will follow at a family member's home.

"Char" was born on April 16, 1941, in Bonner's Ferry to Jake and Edith Carter. She was raised in the area but lived in Spokane for much of her life.

An animal lover, Charlotte bred and showed Great Danes, including Blue Ribbon winner "Tigan." Once honored by the American Women's Business Association, Charlotte also owned and managed several successful businesses over the years.

Throughout her life, Charlotte, or "Mama," was known for her kind heart, bingo skills and legendary Parker House rolls.

Charlotte is survived by her husband, Leslie S. Perin, siblings Lavelle, Jerry, Vicky, Jim, Buddy and their families, her son, Ken Miles, step-children Thea, Steph, Charlie and Cindy; and her "Kazemba Kids" David (Liz), Brian (Maggie), Kayla (Andy) and Kara (Kevin).

Charlotte was "Grandma Char" to Jon, son of Ken; as well many others and is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren who lit up her world with their visits and handmade artwork.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, Jake and Edith (Wood) Carter, sister Carolyn (Carter) Wiggins and daughter Lisa Kay (Miles) Kazemba.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Spokane Humane Society, where two of her treasured friends, Peanuts and Pickles, were found and loved fiercely by Charlotte.