Chari Ainsworth, our Lady Jeeper.

Kenny

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I'm so sad to bring the news that our longtime friend Lady Jeeper passed away early this morning. I have none of the particulars, but having talked with her fairly recently and seeing her post's on facebook just a few days' ago, I'm shocked! Rest in peace my friend, you will be missed.
 

Landshark

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Very sad news, was just thinking about her today and now this. I only met her a few times but considered her a friend because she made you feel that way. One of the nicest people I’ve ever met and she had a love for RP and it’s people that was second to no one. You will be missed Chari.
 

La Huerita

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I'm so sad to bring the news that our longtime friend Lady Jeeper passed away early this morning. I have none of the particulars, but having talked with her fairly recently and seeing her post's on facebook just a few days' ago, I'm shocked! Rest in peace my friend, you will be missed.
Oh man! I knew she'd been having health issues for quite a while, but this shocks me and makes me very sad. Chari didn't have a mean bone in her body and had such a droll sense of humor; I was hoping that she really would write a little book with all of her funny stories in it.

She was a decade younger than me; way too young to leave us.

I will always remember her by something she mentioned in a conversation we had earlier this year. To me, this is the essential Chari:

"I can swear in 2 languages
i remember seeing Canyon de Chelly. I leaned on the railing and cried
We got to go on a guide Jeep tour in our Jeeps. It was spiritual"
I hope she knew how loved she was by her many friends.
 
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Stuart

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Speechless. Not the news I wanted to hear when I opened this thread. You will be so missed, Chari. :confused:
 

Roberto

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Well I know I am going to the MIrador this weekend and drink a beer on the beach.. Maybe go sit on the porch at her trailer if I can find it.
 

Stuart

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Lot 149, I think. Stopped by once on my way out with a buddy just to say hi. She and mom were still in jammies late in the afternoon. Said "Well, hi!" and headed up the road.

She was a character. Mom, too.
 

GringoZona

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That is so sad. She was one of the best on this board about sharing stories of Penasco's past. I never got a chance to meet her in person but I felt like I knew her. Rest in peace.
 

joester

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So sad to hear this news - Chari was one of our first friends at PDO and here at the forum. We hope to hear about a memorial service for her soon, her sister posted something on her Facebook page. I've inserted a picture from a trip out to La Pinta from 2011, good times on the beach!
I remember a number of years ago, we needed to make a beer run - Chari let me borrow and drive her Jeep, she said she never had done that for anyone before, I still think that was a special honor. Past few years we have missed her at Thanksgiving over at Val + Chucks - she said her Mom wanted to have the family together in Phoenix. We shall raise a toast to her in a few weeks when we gather again!
RIP Lady Jeeper !!!
 

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Kenny

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So sad to hear this news - Chari was one of our first friends at PDO and here at the forum. We hope to hear about a memorial service for her soon, her sister posted something on her Facebook page. I've inserted a picture from a trip out to La Pinta from 2011, good times on the beach!
I remember a number of years ago, we needed to make a beer run - Chari let me borrow and drive her Jeep, she said she never had done that for anyone before, I still think that was a special honor. Past few years we have missed her at Thanksgiving over at Val + Chucks - she said her Mom wanted to have the family together in Phoenix. We shall raise a toast to her in a few weeks when we gather again!
RIP Lady Jeeper !!!
Hi Joe, I sent you an email right off, but maybe it's been changed? A picture of Chari on Thanksgiving, and a few others from 10 years ago. big 1,288 ends labor day 1085.jpg big 1,288 ends labor day 1081.jpg big 1,288 ends labor day 1082.jpg big 1,288 ends labor day 1080.jpg
 
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joester

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Thanks Kenny,
So sad about Chari, still have not heard about a memorial service or celebration of life.
My email has probably changed a few times at least in 10 years.
Are you coming down for Thanksgiving? Haven't seen you in a while......
 

Stuart

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Thanks for posting those Kenny.

A very handsome Ric Felder in one of those pics. One of the best fishermen I've met in my life.
 

Kenny

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Thanks Kenny,
So sad about Chari, still have not heard about a memorial service or celebration of life.
My email has probably changed a few times at least in 10 years.
Are you coming down for Thanksgiving? Haven't seen you in a while......
No, I won't be down and though we've been in contact a few times in the last 10 years, it has been a while; a long while.
 
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