Ila Jane (Potts-Charrier) Roethler, 78, entered into eternal peace on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Lake District Hospital in Lakeview. Ila was born in Yakima, Wash. on April 24, 1936 to the late Harlan and Margaret Williams. She graduated from Modoc High School in 1955 and throughout her lifetime worked as a nurse in healthcare. She married Charles Roethler in December 1979 and together owned and operated Roethler’s Equipment Rental in Alturas, Calif. Ila was member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
She is survived by her sons Gavin (Kristi) Charrier, of Ketchikan, Alaska, and Harlan (Debra) Charrier of Alturas, Calif., daughters Debbie (Mickey) Cowan and Suzie Doig of Ketchikan, Alaska, brother Doug Williams, aunt Anne Loudon, 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at her home in Alturas, Calif. At a later date her ashes will be laid to rest at Misty Fjords National Monument to be surrounded by the beautiful ocean waters and the peaceful beaches of Alaska.
The family asks that all who knew her to please say a very special prayer or “Smile” in recollection of a special memory you may have of Ila as she touched the hearts of all who were privileged enough to have known her.
Desert Rose Funeral Chapel has charge of the arrangements.