Born Charlene Lenora Stoddard on April 7, 1931 to Charles and Eloise Stoddard in Hooper, Utah, Charlene Buchmiller returned to heaven on October 7, 2019 at the age of 88½. She is survived by her six children: Kaylin (Richard) Morales of Ohio, Linda (Mark) Rhoden of Georgia, Patricia (Kenneth) Cutts of Canada, Susan Johnson of Orangevale, California, Karl (Patty) Buchmiller of Santa Barbara, California, and Geoffrey Buchmiller of Orangevale, California; her siblings: Diane Kapetanov and Warren (Twila) Stoddard of Utah; her 27 grandchildren: Shawn (Heather) Harbert, Sam (Kristi) Harbert, Christopher (Rachel) Harbert, Caroline (John) Lee, Joshua (Chanda) Harbert, Jennifer (Chase) Bosh, Patrick (Victoria) Harbert, Jim (Janae) Rhoden, John (Sarah) Rhoden, Becky (Matthew) Pearson, James Cutts, Jill (Taylor) Lemon, John (Alicia) Cutts, Tom (Julie) Cutts, Valerie (Chris) Lamont, Richard (Jacquie) Cutts, Scott (Pookie) Johnson, Britta Johnson, Aubrey (J.P.) Moon, Clarissa Johnson, Ben (Dana) Buchmiller, Sam (Lizzie) Buchmiller, Katie (Kenneth) Dunn, Michael (Karen) Buchmiller, Linda (Craig) Nichols, Brian Buchmiller, and Naomi Buchmiller, her 58 great-grandchildren with 2 on the way, and 1 great-great grandchild coming soon.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Max, and siblings Gordon (Sandy) Stoddard and Morlene Stoddard.
Charlene graduated from Davis High School in 1949. She worked before meeting Max Kay Buchmiller on a blind date. They were married and sealed for time and eternity in the Logan Utah Temple on December 11, 1952. They lived in St. Louis, Missouri, Carmichael, Hanford and Lemoore, California.. They moved to Orangevale in 1962. Charlene stayed home to care for their growing family. The family remembers mom’s home-cooked meals, homemade clothes, crocheted blankets, and pieced quilts, home canned preserves and jams and beautiful flower gardens. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and friends. She loved puzzles, games, and vacations.
As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in the Primary, Relief Society, and Young Women. She served as Girls Camp cook, as ward historian, and as a temple worker at the Los Angeles Temple, the Oakland Temple and the Sacramento Temple. Charlene and Max both served as missionaries in the Sacramento Family History center for many years
There will be a viewing from 9:00-9:45 a.m. before the 10:00 a.m. funeral services on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 7950 Hazel Avenue in Orangevale. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Sylvan Cemetery, 7401 Auburn Blvd., Citrus Heights, CA. PRICE FUNERAL CHAPEL (916-725-2109), directors.
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