Born on September 19, 1932 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Norton and Winifred (Evens) Sherman.
In 1950, Charlotte graduated from the Hudson Falls High School. She also attended the Adirondack Community College.
Charlotte was married to the late Robert L. Coates and the late Einar Reinertsen.
For many years, she was employed at General Electric Company in Fort Edward and the Hudson Falls School System. Charlotte retired from Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES.
When her children were young, she lived in Germany. While there, Charlotte belonged to the Non Commissioned Officers Club, the Protestant Women of the Chapel and she taught Sunday School.She was a member of the Hudson Falls American Legion Post #574 Ladies Auxiliary.
Charlotte enjoyed watching soap operas and reading, especially mysteries and old west stories.
She loved gardening, shopping and traveling with her children and grandchildren, throughout the country.
Charlotte was predeceased by a daughter, Peggy Lee Coates, her sisters, Sylvia Sherman and Shirley LaTulippe and brothers, Daniel Sherman, Malcolm Sherman and Stanley Sherman and her longtime friend, Ralph Brown.
Survivors include four children, Kathleen LaValley of Glens Falls, Sheryl Audette of Longmont, CO., Elizabeth Coates of Hudson Falls and Cindy Gilstrap of Essex Junction, Vermont; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; her sister, Gloria Fish Fort Edward; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at West Fort Ann Cemetery in the Town of Fort Ann.
Her family suggests that memorial donations be made to American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY, 12110.