Memorial Service

Graveside Service

Charlien Ann Peterson-Guinasso, age 76, sadly passed away, in peace, on July 23, 2022 from congestive heart failure.  Charlien left her mark on all who had the opportunity to meet her with her gift and great love of music, singing, and love of God in her heart.  She loved the strum of her mandolin, the keyboard, as well as the resonant beauty of the guitar.
Charlien was welcomed into this world on February 13, 1946 by her father, Paul Peterson, her mother, Mildred Bouchillon and her older brother, Ralph in Los Angeles.
Charlien is survived by her children:  Michael A, Margo T, and Lisa M and her older brother Ralph and younger brother Wayne. Charlien was preceded in death by her father, Paul Peterson, her beloved mother, Mildred Bouchillon, the love of her life and husband, Richard Guinasso, and her 28 year old granddaughter Megan.  She took great pride in telling everyone of her ten beautiful and talented grandkids and her fourteen great grandchildren and what they meant to her. Charlien saw her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren as such a blessing to watch grow, achieve, and become the great individuals she was proud to have had an influence on.
Loving to travel and explore, Charlien had the experience of missioning across the States with a music ministry group, The Covenant Players, coming back with many stories. This amazing woman was ambitious – always able to rise above and determined to succeed. She was educated, earning her College degree. As a CNA she surrounded all with compassionate caring, a great work ethic, and her love for music.  She loved being a part of her church community, their choir, and all the wonderful individuals she was a part of that touched her spirit and vice versa.  She was known for championing for those in need and was our whole family’s prayer warrior. Being an amazing seamstress and sewer, she could take a dress and reconstruct it into three new unique dresses, leaving us in awe. She was an incredible gardener, creating beautiful places of serenity throughout her lifetime, and loved camping in the beautiful outdoors with her soulmate and their German shepherd and Dachshund.
She’s left us, thinking of her with great fondness, a legacy of such richness we hold dear knowing we’re fortunate to call her one of our greatest Loves as we move through our days without her by our sides yet forever in our hearts.