FRESNO, Calif. - Charlene Ida Sweet, 84, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fresno. She spent only one day in the hospital, passing peacefully from kidney failure and declining health from lymphoma during her last year. Charlene had been living at the California Armenian Home since January.
Born Jan. 1, 1929, in Warren, to Glenna Mae Escott Wilson and Frank Austin Wilson, she graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in Warren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred William Sweet.
After leaving Warren, Fred and Charlene resided in Tallahassee, Fla., Marysville, Ohio, and Fresno. Charlene and Fred celebrated their 54th anniversary before his passing March 23, 2006. Charlene and Fred both played duplicate bridge together in Marysville, Fresno and Clovis, Calif. Charlene continued to play bridge until early in 2012.
Charlene will be remembered by her children for her nurturing support and love. She will also be remembered for her interest in computer graphics and photography, and her sewing abilities.
Charlene was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and did extensive research and documentation of family geneology.
Descendants of Charlene and Fred, all surviving, are son, James Wilson Sweet of Fresno; and daughter, Judith Sweet Guittar residing in Louisville, Ky. Judith provided three grandchildren with Richard Eldon Guittar and two great-grandchildren. Grandchilden and families are Richard Lowell (Angel) Guittar and their son, Michael Anthony Guittar; Jeffrey Michael Guittar; and Marilyn Joy Guittar, her partner, Seth Dant Lenz, their daughter, Alexis Guittar Lenz, and Seth's sons, Bailey and Hunter.
Charlene has elected to be cremated and has requested there be no public services.
Arrangements are being handled by the Neptune Society in Fresno.