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Obituary: RANKINCHARLOTTE

Charlotte Williams RankinNov. 25, 1976 ~ April 2, 2013Our beloved, amazing, and beautiful daughter, sister, mother, and wife passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013. She was born on Thanksgiving, November 25, 1976 in Provo, Utah. She is survived by her husband Jeffrey Rankin, and by her children, Marissa Nielsen, Harley Nielsen, and Hunter Gilbertson, step-children Brandon Rankin, and Gabe Rankin; her mother, Patricia Mills Brearton (Jim) and Russell Glen Williams. Sisters, Keri Bushman (Kendall), Christine Strong (Ken), and Chelsea Williams. Step-siblings Tori January, Teri King, Sean Brearton (Angela), Kristoffer Brearton (Nicole), Kasi Brearton, Klinton Brearton (Mary), and Shea Brearton. She is preceded in death by her brother Benjamin J. Williams.Charlotte was an amazing mother who gave everything for her children. She succeeded in her most important calling in life. She loved the outdoors and doing things for and with her children and family. She loved the gospel and was very close to the Spirit. Her experiences with feeling and listening to the Spirit inspired all of us. Charlotte struggled with other aspects of life, however, and was faced with challenges most people could not stand against. Our hearts are broken because of her pain, but we know that through the atonement she will find peace. Services in Alaska will take place Monday, April 8, 2013 beginning with a viewing at 5:00 p.m. and services at 6:00 p.m. at the LDS Meetinghouse on 1500 Cowles Street. In Utah, the viewing will be at 9:30 a.m. followed by services at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Mountainview Chapel Highland 5th ward at 5825 West 10400 N. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for the children through Wells Fargo Bank in the name of Charlotte Williams Rankin. Interment will follow services in Highland at the Highland Cemetery. Online condolences at: www.legacy.com