Charlotte Jo Carter Coburn, age 81, passed away in her home, Sunday, February 12, 2023, in Mena, Arkansas. Mrs. Coburn was born November 18, 1941, to the late Henry and Jewell Carter in Brady, Texas.
Jo was a smart, fun-loving lady with a lot of spunk and quick wit. Patti Jones, of Mena, has been a close dear friend of Jo’s for 50 years. She has given us more insight into Jo’s life before we knew her. They met each other in a real estate office in Las Vegas where Jo was working in mortgages and loans. Patti and Jo became friends for life then. Jo moved to Las Vegas in the 1960’s where she lived for many years. She started her professional career as Secretary to the President of Nevada State Bank. She worked in the mortgage loan business for many years and opened a mortgage loan processing company when she moved to Austin, Texas. She also had a gift shop and plant care service in the metropolitan area.
In 2009, upon retiring, she moved to Mena, where Patti lived. She had fallen in love with this town by reading the Mena newspapers of Patti’s over the years and visiting. That same year, she met Douglas Coburn and they were married in the fall of that year. They were happily married for 13 years.
Jo was rather athletic and competitive in her younger years. She enjoyed golf, snow, and water skiing, plus ice and roller skating. She also enjoyed reading and watching TC judge and detective shows from her recliner. Jo loved all animals and gave her favorite dogs, Jigger and Buttons loving care.
Jo had many wonderful neighbors and friends who helped with food and visits during her illness, the Alleys, Genungs, Lands and Floyds. Elite Home Health and Hospice were a God-send. We could not have managed this alone. Housekeeping help Charity and Mark Mabry and Angela Ferrill were super. Jo loved you all! Thank you so much.
Mrs. Coburn accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior when she was younger. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Brother Vernon Payne will be conducting the service.
Mrs. Coburn is survived by her husband, Douglas Coburn, sister-in-law, Lynnda Carter Mullin of Austin. Many nieces and nephews, plus her adopted Mena family, Bill and Becky Bell and family, Stephen and Jane Coburn, Clay and Erma Coburn of Monticello, Jimmy and Martha Ann Barrett of Dumas, and Steve and Mary Moore of Benton, plus a host of grands and great-grands.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Jewell Carter; sister, Sandra Brooks of Mena, and 3 brothers, H.C. Carter Jr., Travis Carter, and Marcus Dodson.
Mrs. Coburn’s service will be held at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home on Friday, February 17, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Pallbearers will be Stephen Coburn, Bill Bell, Steve Moore, David Dodson, Chris Lee, and Beaux Vaughn. Honorary pallbearer will be Clay Coburn.
Online obituary and guestbook at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com