• Date Of Birth: April 8, 1932
  • Date Of Death: December 13, 2017
  • State: Montana

Mrs. Charlotte Elizabeth McCahill (née Rodenberg), of Bigfork, departed this life on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at the age of 85. She passed on at Kalispell Regional Medical Center after a sudden seizure.

Charlotte leaves behind her loving husband of 63 years, Charles Perry McCahill, her four devoted children and eight caring grandchildren; son Mark McCahill (Joanie Durso), daughter Colleen (David) Turley and grandson Nolan, daughter Meghan (Tony) Cameron, daughter Kathleen (Rod) Neuheardt, granddaughters Caitlin, Anna, Margaret, Cecilia, Brigid, grandsons Joseph and Peter. She also leaves behind her dear brother Harry Rodenberg, two nephews, John and James Rodenberg and their children, and her niece, Gail Dugan.

Her parents, Edna and Harry Rodenberg, and her sister-in-law Mary Ann Rodenberg preceded her in death.

Charlotte was born in Manhattan, Montana, on April 8, 1932. She grew up in Manhattan, where her father was a beekeeper. She met Perry at Montana State University, where she graduated with a degree in Home Economics. She was a member of Sorority. In August 1954, Charlotte and Perry began their married life in Great Falls. They moved often as Perry’s career took them around the country. They lived in Montana, Colorado, Utah, Texas, Oklahoma, Minnesota and Tennessee, eventually returning to Montana to “retire” to a cherry orchard on Flathead Lake. After 12 years working the cherry harvest, they really retired to Bigfork to enjoy more leisure time and golfing.

Charlotte and Perry journeyed to China, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Germany and Ireland.

She will be missed. Greatly. Daily.

May the angels lead you into Paradise

And when you come may the martyrs receive you

And lead you to the holy city of Jerusalem.

May a choir of angels receive you,

And with Lazarus, once a pauper,

May you have eternal rest.

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