Charlotte Christine Fletcher, affectionately known as Chris, passed away in her home in Ore City, Texas on Monday, June 27, 2022, at the age of 79. She was born on August 17, 1942 in the small town of Non, Oklahoma to George Hulett Cosper, Sr. and Mattie Jewel McKnight Cosper. She grew up on her family farm and was the seventh of ten siblings.
Chris graduated from Allen High School in 1960 and went on to attend East Central State College where she met Orville Wayne Lowrimore. Together, Chris and Orville had four children - Kimberly Renee, Teri Ann, Kelly Lynn, and Leif Roman. She later went on to complete her degree in Education at the University of North Texas and taught high school for over 20 years at Avinger, Lewisville, and Irving School Districts. Her students remembered her for her grit, creativity and honesty.
After her retirement, she met and married the love of her life, Norris “Coach” Fletcher, and they lived on his family homestead in Alba, Texas until he was called to his heavenly home in June of 2017. Chris spent her remaining years living with her son and his family until the day she passed into the Lord’s arms.
Chris could make an excellent batch of homemade fudge, sewed hundreds of handmade dolls for gifts or craft shows, was an avid reader, and absolutely loved being with her family. Her greatest joy and blessings were her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by and her legacy lives on through her children, Kim Lane and husband Robert, Teri Hawthorne and husband Dennis, Kelly Stuth and husband Tom, and Leif Lowrimore and wife Margaret; six grandchildren, Cory and wife Haley, Stacy and husband Patrick, Caitlin, Kevin and wife Megan, Zackery, and Lanee; six great-grandchildren, James, Harrison, Raines, Salem, Lucy Jewel, and Kailey; five sisters, Lettie Dilbeck, Ruth Finch and husband Ray, Carolyn Kleiss and husband Wendell, Edith Burgess, and Patsy Wilkerson; a brother, George Cosper, Jr. and wife Elva; and many other relatives and friends.
The family would like to thank our brother Leif Lowrimore, and wife Margaret, for the hospitality and care you have given our mother.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Friends of Upshur County Library. Monetary donations can be sent to Upshur County Library, 702 Tyler Street, Gilmer, TX 75644 with Memorial of Charlotte Fletcher noted on your donations. Since 2019, she has checked out 312 library books and her all-time favorite book was Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.
Services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, July 23 rd , at First Baptist Church of Alba, 219 Holley St, Alba, TX 75410. A private burial will take place at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, 126 Co Rd 1613, Alba, TX 75410, following lunch. Christine will be buried alongside her beloved late husband, Norris.