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Charlotte Hoffer

Camarillo, CA

After a long life Charlotte Hoffer died at age 94 on July 6, 2017 in Camarillo, California.

She was born in Medical Lake, Washington, to the Reverend Ernst Schneppe and Ruth Emma Katherine (Carl Riebel) Schneppe. She later moved with her parents and her two sisters, Zita and Myrtle, to North Tonawanda, New York. Following high school graduation there, she enrolled in, and was graduated from, White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio.

As a registered nurse, she left Columbus for Baltimore, Maryland, where she was employed as a registered nurse at Johns Hopkins hospital. It was while she was living in Baltimore that she met and later married Edward Andrew Hoffer who served in the Navy throughout World War II.

In 1946 the young couple moved to Muncie, Indiana; and in 1949 their only child, Edward Ernst Hoffer, was born.

In 1956 they moved to California, and in 1963 moved to Camarillo, California. During the years that Charlotte lived in Camarillo, she worked as a registered nurse, as an audiometrist with Ventura County schools, and as a medical transcriptionist at Pleasant Valley Hospital.

She was instrumental in blocking the destruction of farmland in Camarillo, appearing before the Planning Commission and the City Council to testify against the plan of Southern Pacific Railroad to build factories on agricultural land.
Later she served on the Camarillo planning commission from 1981 to 1987.

Charlotte took pleasure in serving as “magician's assistant" for her husband's magic shows at various county charitable events, and she enjoyed going with him to "the Magic Castle" in Hollywood where he was a performing member.

Throughout the years her son, Edward Ernst Hoffer, gave her comfort and joy. Charlotte delighted in her grandsons, James and Robert, and she loved her daughter-in-law Holly (Fairless) Hoffer dearly. She was preceded in death by her husband, who died in 1988. After his death, she was joined in 1994 by a dear companion, Standlee Rank, until his death in 2005.

Charlotte requested that there be no memorial service, but she would be pleased if you remembered her in your prayers.

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