Charlotte G. Krouse

Published 11:29 am Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Charlotte Goodwin Krouse, 82, loving mother and brilliant musician, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, MD.



Charlotte was born on November 4, 1931 in Washington, D.C to George W. Goodwin, Jr. and Ethel Smith Goodwin. She attended University of Maryland, College Park and received a BA in English. Charlotte married Navy Lt. Philip Carlyle Krouse on May 30, 1953. He preceded her in death on March 8, 1997. She is a former resident of South Bend, IN, Franklin, VA, and Laurel, MD. Charlotte was a singer, pianist and organist and her love of music was a gift to all. Prior to her retirement in 2002, she was the choir director and organist at the Franklin Congregational Christian Church of Franklin, VA.

Charlotte is survived by three children, Ian Krouse of West Hills, CA, Kevin Krouse (Faye Krouse) of Shenzhen, China, and Elizabeth Krouse Toibero (Dennis Toibero) of Laurel, MD; eight grandchildren, Ryan Krouse, Eryn Krouse and Arlen Krouse of West Hills, CA, Nathaniel Krouse (Alicia Krouse) of Mishawaka, IN and Denise Toibero, Anthony Toibero, Melina Toibero and Samantha Toibero of Laurel, MD; one niece Lona Goodwin Sheetz and one nephew Marc Goodwin.

Funeral services will be held at 10:15 am on Wednesday, March 12th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 11795 Scaggsville Rd in Fulton, MD. Burial will follow in Arlington National Cemetery at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heifer International or to a charity of choice. Donaldson Funeral Home, Laurel, MD is managing arrangements.