Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Charlotte Hillstead, 91

| January 14, 2022 12:00 AM

The family of Charlotte Hillstead — Feb. 28. 1930, to Jan. 9, 2022 — desire to share the event of her peaceful passing. She was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Graduated from Sheridan High School in 1948, she retired from U.S. West in 1976. Charlotte and Bill Hillstead operated clothing stores together in Kalispell and Spokane.

She was preceded in death by parents Charles and Dollie McCalla of Sheridan Wyoming, husband Virgil Walter of Kalispell, sisters Doris Hall of Sheridan and Evelyn Kimbrell of Denver, and twin brother Charles McCalla of Sheridan.

She is survived by children Bill Hillstead and Nancy Nelson of Vancouver, Washington, and Janice Hurley (Earnie David Hurley M.D.) of Cheney, Washington, and many grand- and great-grandchildren, whom she adored. She loved dancing and was a member of Vancouver Emblem Club.

We are not planning an in-person gathering, rather, we wish for everyone to honor her in the way that most touches your hearts. Please direct any memorial tributes to the local charity of your choosing.

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