February 17, 1928 - January 27, 2019
Cherokee Memorial is honored to serve the Mandic family.
Anna Charlene Mandic passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Stetson Court Living, Stockton where she had resided the past three plus years. Charlene was born in Denver, Colorado February 17, 1927 to Charles and Anna Miller. They moved to Southern California when she was very small due to her father looking for work. They later moved to San Francisco where her brother Gerald was born. Her mother's brother sold them a piece of land in Selma, Oregon. They moved there in 1938 arriving on July 4. She said they had so many flat tires that her older brother, Terry, had to change them all. Since there was no house on the land, Terry stayed out of school to help build a house for them. Charlene graduated ft m Dryden Elementary School and attended Kirby High School. She graduated from high school when she was sixteen in 1944. Charlene's father was working in the Stockton ship yards and stayed with him after graduating from school. She worked at various clerical jobs. Her father loved baseball and they would attend games in the park across from where they were living, One day- a group of guys asked her if she wanted to play ball with them That's when she met her future husband "Bud". They married October 28 1946 Bud was in the Merchant Marines and shipped out shortly. Her daughter Sharon 'as born April 24, 1947 and son James "Jim" Jr. was born April 16, 1949. Charlene worked for many years for the Stockton Sears Roebuck & Company store. When the company moved their offices to Sacramento she resigned. She soon found employment with the Lincoln School District as account clerk. She worked there for fourteen years then retired. Charlene and Bud were very active members of the Port Stockton Boaters for many years as well as the Rod and Gun Club. Charlene was a member of the 1st Baptist Church, Stockton.
Charlene was predeceased by her parents Charles and Anna Miller, husband James Robert "Bud" Mandic. son James "Jim" Mandic, Jr., daughter Sharon Enzie, brother Terry Miller. and sister Clara Gray. Charlene is survived by grand-children Fred Martin, Emil Enzie, and Skye Mandic, brother Gerald (Virginia) Miller of Burney, CA, 7 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews including niece Julia Larson to was her conservator.
A service will be held on Friday, February 8th, 2019, at 1:00pm, in the Evergreen Chapel in Cherokee Memorial Park, located off of Highway 99 at Harney Lane, Lodi CA, 95240.
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