PORTLAND - On Jan. 19, 2007, Janet Maier Charlton lost her courageous battle with cancer. The daughter of Henry J. and Marjorie Maier she was born June 29, 1936, in The Dalles, Ore. After attending grade and high school at St. Mary's Academy in The Dalles, Ore., she received a degree in history from the University of Oregon in 1958.

During her life she gave generously to her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Albertina Kerr Center, The Portland Women's Union, The Junior League and the Portland Garden Club. She was an accomplished calligrapher and needlepoint artist and an avid reader. Her life travels included many foreign destinations and frequent visits to the family beach home. The Charlton family has had a beach home in Ocean Park since the turn of the century and have enjoyed spending time there whenever possible.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, John; two sons, Stephen and wife Michele and Scott and wife Rebecca; a daughter Jennifer Chamberlin and husband Jim; and her grandchildren Kathleen, Megan, Joseph, Helen, Lucia and Theodore.

The family wishes to thank the dedicated and caring professionals of Metro West Ambulance, Good Samaritan Hospital, Legacy Hospice and West Hills Rehabilitation Center.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 26 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church; reception immediately following at The Multnomah Athletic Club. A private graveside service will be held in Ocean Park. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Oregon Food Bank or the American Cancer Society.

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