We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home
Charlotte A. (Kinnie) Stovall began her time on earth in Silver City, New Mexico, on June 22nd, 1938. Her parents, Irvin (Smokey) and Ada (Light) Kinnie, whom Charlotte spoke of with love and admiration, often moved throughout Charlotte's childhood, providing her and her beloved sister Charlene (Kinnie) Gibbons with many stories and memories. After meeting and later marrying the love of her life Kenneth Stovall, they embarked on a life of trials and triumphs as they built their company Bright Wood Corporation and raised an energetic family. She was the ultimate boy mom. Each of her sons went on to raise families of their own and now they all come together to honor their beloved matriarch with these words.
Charlotte was a captivating soul, part awe-inspiring, part every day and comfortable.
Honored were her sons Derl, Dallas (wife Susan), Kevin, and Lincoln, to have been blessed with such an amazing mother.
Adoration is what her husband Ken felt for her and she for him.
Resolute in her choices. Once committed, she was unwavering in her values.
Loving and ever the cheerleader of each of her 20 (and counting) grandchildren.
Outspoken in her beliefs and ethics and always open to new ideas.
Tough, she was a force to be reckoned with.
Traveling was her passion, having visited many countries over four different continents.
Eternity resided in her heart, and the only person she ever compared herself to was Jesus Christ.
Authentic in her daily life she was never pretentious or fake, embracing herself fully.
Maternal by nature, being a mother was her priority and her ministry.
Eager to laugh, many of us relished her laughter because often, when it began, it didn't end.
Ladylike, she had standards, often quoting her mother who said, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."
Iconic…need we say more.
Elegant, classy, polished, but never so that she couldn't cheer at a Blazer game, root for her grandkids, dye easter eggs or make mud pies.
Selfless... giving of herself without asking anything in return. Over and over again.
Trustworthy was one of her finest qualities and one she instilled in her sons and grandchildren, valuing integrity in a person.
Optimistic, always finding the silver lining, speaking a soft word to a hurting heart, seeking the good in a person.
Vibrant in the way she dressed and decorated. She was a Hawaiian print in a sea of solids. Her home was a blend of dramatic colors and comfortable textures.
Artistic...she was, you might ask? Many beautiful paintings hung on her walls for years without her grandkids knowing she was the artist, and each of us has a Halloween costume she whipped up out of nothing.
Literary, though her education was limited. She loved the written word and thirsted for knowledge. Her floor-to-ceiling bookshelves were stacked two deep with biographies, bibles, yearbooks, classics, and
Loyal to a fault, a never-ending well of unconditional love for those who entered her life.
A special thank you to her housekeeper and companion, Ilene Quintana. You blessed her life greatly with your friendship.
She spent the last of her days at home, curled up with her dogs, Dolly and Tinkerbell, watching Fox News and The Cooking Channel while keeping up with her family. She passed quietly in the early hours of April 25th, 2022. She was proceeded in death by her parents Irvin and Ada Kinnie, sister Charlene Gibbons, half-sister Carol Ann Kinnie, son Derl Stovall, granddaughter Elizabeth Stovall, great grandson Ethan Stovall.
She is survived by half-brothers Irvin Kinnie, Russell Kinnie and Stephen Kinnie, her 3 sons, 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
All are welcome to attend her funeral at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 675 NE 10th St, Madras, OR 97741 Wed., May 4th, at 11:00 am.
Charlotte supported many children's programs throughout her life.
In lieu of flowers, may we suggest a donation be made to a Jefferson County children's association to support the youth of our community.
Bel Air Funeral Home is handling all funeral arrangements.