Oct. 16, 1933 — Nov. 28, 2017
Dr. Ellen Vera Charles was born in Kanpur, India, and moved to Oregon in 1977 from Canada after completing her residency and internship.
She graduated from Vellore Medical College in India. She received her doctorate in obstetrics and gynecology. She retired from Columbia Memorial Hospital in 2005.
Dr. Charles was an amazing woman of faith, and set an example for many others. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Astoria, Oregon, where she participated in several ministries.
She loved spending time gardening in her yard.
Ellen is survived by her two sons, Neil and Rob, and their families.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Sam Charles.
A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at First United Methodist Church, 1076 Franklin Ave., in Astoria, Oregon, with a reception immediately following the service.