THE WOODLANDS— A memorial service for Anneliese (Lisa) Charles, 81, of Webster will be held at 11 a. m. Sa tur day, Feb. 11, 2012, at Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church in Housto n. A catered lunch will be followed by inurn - ment at 2:30 p. m. at Forest
Charles Park The Woodlands Cemetery.
Mrs. Charles died Tuesday, Jan. 31.
She was born March 29, 1931, in Frankfurt, Germany, to the late Andreas and Antonia (Ritter) Bauner.
She married the late John D. Charles in 1953, and they lived in Rockdale, Massena, New York, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Chillicothe, Ohio, before retiring to The Woodlands in 1994.
Mrs. Charles moved to The Terrace at Clear Lake in Webster, after a small stroke in 2008.
She was a lifelong homemaker who volunteered with Meals on Wheels in Massena and as an election official in The Woodlands.
She enjoyed traveling and took many trips with her husband, family and friends, including two Hawaiian cruises, a road trip to Branson, Missouri, and an 80th birthday cruise from Houston to Cozumel, Mexico.
Mrs. Charles tried never to limit her lifestyle even after breast cancer in 1965, and with osteoarthritis and small strokes later in life.
She enjoyed gardening and her lawn and flower beds were the envy of her neighborhood.
Mrs. Charles musical tastes ranged from baroque classical and Strauss waltzes to country and western, and she enjoyed exploring every variety of ethnic food.
Sur vivors are two sons, John B. and David L. Charles, and their wives, Kathleen and Barbara; five grandchildren; a great- grandchild; and her extended family.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to organizations that support military veterans.