Charlotte Helen Bacon

Meet Charlotte

To love Charlotte is a blessing. She was unique and left a lasting impression on all.

Charlotte was a true free spirit and independent thinker. She made us laugh daily with her crazy antics and cleverness.  She was in a perpetual state of movement; running, jumping, skipping, and dancing. Her curiosity often led to mischief and mishaps that still have us in stitches today. Charlotte’s energy and enthusiasm for almost everything  was infectious. We hear loving stories from friends and family and the words they use are smart, funny, curious, messy, un-intimidated, and adventurous to describe her. Her Dad and I like to use the word BOLD, and it is this trait that we emulate as we honor Charlotte.

Charlotte had many loves. She loved having her hair tied in “piggies” with ribbons, pink frilly dresses, animals – big and small, her large collection of stuffed animals, and eating shrimp and Big Y fried chicken. At home she loved playing and caring for the family pets, “helping” her mom garden by picking flowers before their time, being tickled by her daddy, and trying to imitate and annoy her big brother. Charlotte joyfully loved her family, and our love for Charlotte is eternal.

We strive to honor Charlotte, her beautiful life, and her dreams by establishing and supporting programs and scholarships around the things she loved most.

Her joy will live in our hearts forever.


Charlotte-1st-day-of-schoolCharlotte Bacon

Charlotte and her passion for Lily, and her extensive stuffed dog collection has been honored in the picture book; Good Dogs, Great Listeners -­ The Story of Charlotte, Lily and the Litter by Renata Bowers with JoAnn and Joel Bacon, pictures by Michael Chesworth.

To learn more about this endearing children’s book and to purchase your own copy, please visit

Good Dogs Great Listeners

Charlotte’s favorite song, “Home” by Phil Phillips.