Charlotte Slaughter, 73, passed away Sept. 28, 2009. Survived by her husband of 40 years, George Slaughter; children, Maria (Gary) Netherland of Littleton, Colo. and George Darin (Melanie) Slaughter of Greeley, Colo.; grandchildren, Tyler and Emily Netherland, Dylan and Aurora Slaughter; siblings, Mercy Counts of Blue River, Ore. and Steve Jaramillo of Commerce City, Colo.; and special friend and pal, Bettye Anderson. Preceded in death by parents, Nestor and Mary Gallegos; siblings, Gilbert Gallegos, Louise Counts, Rachel Jaramillo, and Carmen Counts. Charlotte was born March 16, 1936, in El Porvenir, New Mexico. She was a business teacher for 34 years at Pueblo South High School. Charlotte loved Cripple Creek, cruising and spoiling her grandchildren. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court, with the Reverend Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Cheryl Shackelford Foundation, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. George,

    I am sorry for your loss. I know that this is a very late condolence, but I just happened to see your loss at this website. Although, I didn’t know your wife, I certainly knew you. You had a tremendous impact on my life as my sixth grade teacher at Thatcher Elementary. Knowing you, I know your wife must have been a great educator, who positively affected many lifes.

  2. George,
    Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss of Charlotte. I have known her longer that I have known you. She was at South when I started sudent teaching and I enjoyed working with her ever since then. She was a great teacher and a great friend. I had great respect for her and will miss her friendship. I can only image what you must feel at this time. Take care George and may the Lord be at your side.


  3. I only had the honor of meeting Charlotte a couple of times, but my past 19 years of friendship with Maria made it seem like I knew her very well. Through Maria I learned of her spunk, wit, strength, and ability to persevere. What a wonderful legacy she has left in her children and grandchildren. It is my sincere hope that all of them can honor her life with fond memories rather than sadness. I know she is in a better place now, eagerly preparing for the day she will see her beloved family members again. Rest in peace.

  4. Dear George, Marie, Darin
    I am so sorry and am thinking about you and know that you are hurting. I want to thank you for the times that I had with Charlotte. Her wonderful laugh and our numerous running adventures will always be a part of me. Love to all, kathie

  5. As a colleague of Darin’s for over 4 years I feel like I know Charlotte but I have never met her. The terrific photo of her depicts a kind, loving and generous woman. She has no doubt been a wonderful wife, teacher, mother, and grandmother. I am so sorry for your loss and I know that your lives and experiences have been greatly enriched by her presence for so many years. While I cannot attend the service this Friday you will be in my heart and thoughts. May peace and love be with you always.

  6. Dear George and family:

    Thank you for letting me be part of your lives during Charlotte’s last few months. I will treasure the memories of my visits to your home and hope that you will always remember her as the vibrant, tenacious woman she was. I was blessed to have known her, even briefly.

  7. George, Maria, and Darin: I am very sorry for your loss, and my prayers are with all of you and your family. I was a colleague of Charlotte’s for many years, though I was a business teacher at Centennial and Central. We had a lot of fun as colleagues, FBLA advisors, and friends. I will remember her fondly.

  8. Slaughter family,

    My prayers are with all of you. My condolences go out to you. Charlotte was a wonderful person and I have many fond memories of spending time with your family growing up.

    Molly (Donegan) Milusnic

  9. I also attended South High School and graduated in 1981. Mrs. Slaughter definitely made an impact on my life and future, teaching me skills and professionalism that I continue to use in my job today.

    My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time. However, please know she positively impacted many, many students through her years.

  10. I attended South High in 1979 and graduated in 1983. Mrs. Slaughter taught me the fundamentals of business that I still use today, and are teaching my own children. She had the patience of Job, and I will be forever grateful. God Bless!!

  11. I had Mrs. Slaughter as a teacher and FBLA advisor while I attended South High School. She left lasting impressions upon me with her wisdom and teaching. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this sorrowful time.

  12. Slaughter Family,

    I could not have been more blessed in my life than to have shared my childhood and teenage years with all of you (even Darin.) I learned a lot (a lot is 2 words Maria) from Charlotte and owe her a big amount of graditude in forming myself into a young person. I never had Charlotte for a teacher but learned a lifetime of knowledge from her and George. Thank you.

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