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Charlene Friend

October 20, 1940 ~ January 15, 2021 (age 80)


Memorial Services for Mrs. Charlene Friend, age 80, of Avinger, TX., will be held on April 28th, at Mims Chapel United Methodist Church in Avinger TX at 12 Noon.
Mrs. Friend was born October 20, 1940 to Paul and Lucy Erb in Chicago Heights, IL, and passed away January 15, 2021 in Longview TX.

Charlene was a consummate Educator and taught children of all ages for over 50 years.  She received her BA Degree in Education from Arizona State University, and furthered her education receiving her Masters from Texas Women’s University in Denton TX. She began her teaching career in Phoenix AZ, and since retired after 50 years in Lewisville TX.  

Charlene was a devoted Wife, Mother, and Grandmother. She also was a devout Christian and was committed to Mims Chapel Methodist Church in Avinger since moving there in 2008.  She was a cherished member of the community, who had many hobbies and interest, including her Corvette, but quilting and watching her Grandaughter play sports topped the list.
Charlene is survived by her only child Lance Friend, and Grandchild Evyn Friend. Charlene had numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Melvin Friend.

Mim's Chapel United Methodist Church 
13714 FM 729, Avinger, TX 75630
Pastor Jill Krone 
Social distancing and masks are required for all Church events.

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