Charlotte Laureen Hayden

Charlotte Laureen Hayden, 82, passed away peacefully in her home on July 25th, 2023. She was born on June 29th, 1941, in Laramie, Wyoming to Edna and Sam Hayden. Sam was a Deacon and Elder in the Laramie Church of Christ and Charlotte was raised in the church. Charlotte cherished her faith dearly and would remain a lifelong member.

Alongside her faith, family was most important to Charlotte. She came from a family of 12 and is survived by her daughter, Loretta Hayden, grandchildren Bailey (Travis) Sanchez and Talon Bader, brother Bob Hayden, sister Mary Kay Franklin, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was very close to her grandchildren and most mornings you would find Charlotte enjoying coffee with Bailey or Talon or both.

If anyone knew Charlotte, then they knew of her love for Elvis. For several years her grandkids believed that Elvis was their grandfather! Not just a fan, Charlotte was a collector and had a room dedicated to displaying her Elvis memorabilia. Whether through conversations, her collection, or her favorite Elvis jacket, there was no doubting her #1 guy.

Charlotte loved children and especially babies. And children loved Charlotte back although not all loved having their cheeks pinched which was one of her favorite things. For years after retirement Charlotte babysat the children of several family and friends and was instrumental in the development of many young lives.

Charlotte’s favorite pastimes included watching true crime and visiting over never-ending cups of coffee. She loved to reminisce and tell stories, especially with her siblings. While Charlotte did not enjoy traveling, she made the trip to Grand Junction every year to visit Mary Kay and have a new venue for coffee and stories.  

Charlotte touched many lives and leaves behind a legacy of love and countless happy memories. Though she will be missed dearly her family knows she is wearing her blue suede shoes in heaven and enjoying her time with those who went before her, and of course, Elvis.

Visitation will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 2, 2023, with Funeral Services following at 3:00 p.m. at the Laramie Church of Christ 720 Regency Dr. Laramie, WY.

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Condolences (13)

  • Sandy Johnson

    She will be missed she was my cousin by marriage she was a great person and friend and we both loved Elvis my condolences to her family Sandy Johnson (mclachlan)

  • Morena Wroblewski

    My sympathy for her family. Charlotte was such a sweet and caring lady. Everyone was "Shug" to her. I loved getting a hug and a see you later Shug from her. Rest in peace. You will be missed.

  • Anonymous

    It was my pleasure to know Charlotte and to have been able to dance to some Elvis Presley songs with her at the line dancing class we attended. Sending thoughts and prayers. Bonnie Braisted

  • Sharon Attebery

    My sincere sympathy to all of Charlotte's family. We were in the same high school class. It was wonderful to share the same belief in our Lord with her. Miss her already. Sharon Attebery

  • Jennifer Nelson

    I have so many fond memories of her throughout my childhood. She was an amazing lady. So sorry for your loss. Praying for you, Bee, and the whole family.

  • Sophia

    So sorry…..

  • Annie (Bridge) Tabshy

    Charlotte was a warm, wonderful person who I remember fondly. Sincere condolences to her family she will be missed.

  • Elaine McGraw & family

    Sending our condolences to her family, Charlotte was a great friend & will be dearly missed..thoughts..hugs & prayers 🙏 ❤️

  • Amanda Dees

    She was so fun to be around. A huge part of my childhood…. And I laughed when I saw pinching those fat baby cheeks… she loved it. She will be missed for sure!

  • Belle Moree

    Ms Charlotte, although I’ve known you for years I really got to know you as a true friend and mother figure this last year. How I miss hearing your stories over coffee and I’m delighted to have you share your memories and photo albums with me. A true Saint in this hard world. I have peace with our memories and your words of wisdom and your true acceptance of me and kindness like I’ve never know . I know you’re up with your family ! Say hi to “Singin’ Sam” for me. All My Love, Belle Moree

  • Mary Ann Bivens

    So sorry to see this notice, my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Linda Sanchez

    Such a sweet person, she will be missed by all. God bless her and her family!

  • Butch Bader

    Both Lynn and I will miss this sweet lady, she was always so kind to us. Butch & Lynn Bader


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