Charlene Marie Been

October 4, 1952 - November 6, 2006

Charlene Marie Been, age 54, of Plano, Texas, passed away Monday, November 6, 2006, at her home. Charlene was born October 4, 1952, in Spangler, Pennsylvania to Lawrence Phillip and Freda Madeline (Cantelope) Valenty. Ms. Been worked as a Customer Service Representative and was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano. She is survived by her daughter, Chelsea Nicole Been of Norfolk, Virginia, and Chelsea’s father, Mark R. Been of Allen, Texas; sister, Francine Beck of Plano, Texas; nephew, Bill Beck; and nieces, Amy and Karen Beck. Preceding her in death were her parents. A Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 AM, Friday, November 10, 2006 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, Texas with Fr. Anthony Densmore, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7- 9 PM, Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. A prayer vigil will be held at the church Thursday, November 9, 2006 from 7 - 9 PM.

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I think of Charlene and you Chelsea every day. Your Mom and you hold a special place in my heart. If at any time you need anything all you have to do is call. Your Mom is still here for you and you can talk to her anytime you need or want. Keep your head and eye upward and never look back. Diana Roddy, November 16, 2006 Char and I were friends in High School and lived next to each other In Wickliffe, Ohio..We had many fun times together. Even tho we haven't seen each other in many years she will always be a a friend that I will always remember. God Bless the Been family and my prayers and sympathies are with you..... Shellene Marie Picciano (Bast), November 9, 2006 Charlene was a joy to work with at CLA. That wonderful laughter would brighten your spirits every time...and that smile would light up her face and yours. Charlene was the real deal -- a warm, caring, compassionate person. And Chelsea, I only hope you know how proud your Mom was of you and how very much she loved you. She spoke of you often. May God grant you comfort and peace during this time. Geina Helms Geina Helms, November 9, 2006 Charlene added a lot of laughter to the workplace. She was loved by her customers and the professionals she worked with. She had a unique laugh that was heard often by her coworkers. One thing that came across was Charlene's love for her daughter Chelsea. I feel blessed to have known her and wish her family God's comfort and healing while mourning her loss. Rebecca Dietz, November 9, 2006 Charlene, was a very special person. I always looked forward to seeing her smile. And she always had a hug for you and made you feel as special as she was. Susan Latimer, November 9, 2006 My heart sinks in sorrow at the news of Charlene's death. So much in Life is unfair and goes unanswered. So it is with this untimely death. I had the priviledge of working with this fine lady on a daily basis. When I think of her I think of Sunshine! Why? Because she warmed me with her laugh and her wit. She brightened the lives of all who knew her and worked with her. She had such sparkle and intelligence. May the Peace, that only God can bring, touch her family and her friends during this time of grief. With sincere condolences, Mark Mark Pruitt, November 8, 2006 My heartfelt condolences to all of Char's family. She was a dear friend and will be greatly missed. She introduced me to my husband back in 1974 and was the maid-of-honor at my wedding in 1978. Sadly, I lost my husband in 2003. I'm sure he was waiting there to welcome Char to Paradise. God Bless you all. Lynda R. Bedenko, November 8, 2006 Chelsea you and your Dad have our deepest condolences. Your Mom is in a better place. May she rest in peace. The Marez Family, November 8, 2006 Chelsea, your mom will always have a place in my heart as my second mom. She always made me feel welcome and apart of the family. I'll remember your mom as a woman with a gift of smiles and laughter. She was there to listen and give us good advice even when we didn't feel like listening! I'll miss her dearly. I love you honey! Michelle Ellen Wilson, November 8, 2006 You are the best Mother. I miss you and I know you and God will help me through this...I luf you more than anything in this world.... Chelsea Nicole Been, November 8, 2006 Charlene had a laugh that was contagious and her smile could light up a room. You couldn't be sad when she was around. She saw the brighter side and brough out the good in all of us. She will be missed by everyone so very much Janice I Barlow, November 7, 2006 Even though I never got to meet Charlene in person, we spoke on the phone often at work and at home. She was kind, caring and funny and had an easy, infectous laugh. She was my friend and I miss her. Barbara Lynn Kirchner, November 7, 2006 I love you. You were the best sister in law a guy could have. I will always remember your big heart. Butch Carl A Beck, November 7, 2006 Your mom was a "Super" person. Her wonderful laugh will ring in our ears forever. She was a kind, wonderful, sincere, and FUNNY LADY. She has been in our thoughts and prayers for a long time, and will be in our hearts forever. Chelsea, your mother loved you very much, and was so very proud of you. Continue being the wonderful person that you are, may God grant you some peace in your loss. Robert & Christine Bloom, November 7, 2006 Fran, you and your family are in our hearts and prayers. Tamicka LaShun Williams, November 7, 2006 It was a real pleasure to work with Charleen at CLA. Her cheerful attitude and that infectious laugh always lifted my spirits. I remember how proud she was of you, Chelsea. We all knew much she loved you. Teresa V Beesinger, November 7, 2006