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Charlotte Manzanares Lobato

July 23, 1946 — May 5, 2023

On May 5, 2023, our beautiful, sassy, mama passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family.

Mom was born on July 23, 1946, in Dragerton East Carbon, Utah to Joe and Lugarda Manzanares. Mom

graduated from East Carbon High School in 1966. She married her high school sweetheart Elmer Lobato

and had three children. Mom was a homemaker until they divorced. She worked for Mervyn’s in the

distribution center and made lots of friends. She moved to Grand Junction, Colorado to take care of her

parents until they passed away. She stayed in Grand Junction for over 15 years and loved living there.

You could always find mom sitting on the porch catching the morning rays with her coffee and a

cigarette. She loved reading a good Danielle Steele book and when she wasn’t reading, she could be

found watching Law and Order, a good vampire movie, or a good boxing match. She loved a good

adventure. Mom loved playing in the dirt planting flowers and gardening she was always singing or

humming and making up songs and she loved a good yard sale. Mom’s advice, “Never pay full price at a

yard sale!” Mom loved shopping for others before buying things for herself. She enjoyed spending time

with her family and her friends. Mom entertained everyone. Whenever anyone came to town, they

would always stop by to see Mom. She was always taking care of everyone, ensuring they were fed and

had a place to stay. She was a selfless, caring lady. She gained many bonus children, but one that she

loved dearly, John Bigby.

When mom’s health started to decline, she reluctantly moved back to Utah five years ago. The last

three years she was well cared for by Althea, ensuring all her needs were met. In 2020, mom was

diagnosed with liver cancer. Althea and Phillip took turns taking her to all of her chemo and radiation

treatments. Phillip and Althea made sure mom was well cared for even up to the very end.

We want to thank all the doctors and nurses at Huntsman Cancer Institute. We especially want to thank

Sheri Schlagel, and all the nurses at Inspiration Hospice.

Mom is survived by her son Phillip (Sharyn), daughter Althea (Wally), her two dogs, Max and Mamas, and her

estranged daughter Andrea (Zach). Her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, Savon, Faith, Keana

(Pilo), Niyah, Leah, Jayden, and seven great grandchildren, two great grand dogs, and sisters Evelyn

Vega, Viola Frende, and Patsy Gomeza. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Lugarda

Manzanares, brother Carl Garcia, Eppie Manzanares, Gene Manzanares, and her dog Chrissy.

There will be a rosary Friday, May 12, 2023, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 1588 W 300 South, Syracuse.

Family and friends may visit at 12:45 p.m. also at Russon Brothers Mortuary. In lieu of flowers please

make a donation to the Huntsman Cancer Institute in mom’s name or support your local community

yard sale.



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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, May 12, 2023

12:45 - 1:45 pm (Mountain time)

Russon Mortuary & Crematory - Syracuse

1585 W. 300 S., Syracuse, UT 84075

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Memorial Service

Friday, May 12, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Mountain time)

Russon Mortuary & Crematory - Syracuse

1585 W. 300 S., Syracuse, UT 84075

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