Charlotte Ann Widling

Date of Birth

April 21, 1936

Date of Death

May 30, 2024

City of Death

Santa Barbara

Charlotte Ann Widling, age 88, of Santa Barbara, CA, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 30, 2024, surrounded by her family and clergy. Charlotte was born Charlotte Ann McCurdy on April 21, 1936 in Downey, CA. She was a graduate of Downey High School where she made many life-long friends, including her rollicking “Downey Girls” who maintained close relationships for over 70 years! In 1962, Charlotte and husband, Doug MacIsaac, moved with their two young children, Kathy and Brian, to Santa Barbara, and were joined a year later by son, Bobby. Her first marriage ended in a 1968 divorce and Charlotte married Art Widling in 1972 and 1982 (getting it right the second time). They spent many happy years, including ten years in the Seattle area cruising, enjoying life, and meeting new friends. Charlotte is survived by four loving children, Kathy MacIsaac Miller (Karl), Brian MacIsaac (Peggy), Bob MacIsaac (Cheryl) and Alan Widling (Anna). She was a memorable grandma, leaving her eleven grandchildren with hilarious memories and stories to share with her eleven great-grandchildren. Charlotte was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Art, brother Dick McCurdy, sister Janet Molinaro and parents, Dick and Kitty McCurdy. Charlotte was a wonderful hostess and loved nothing better than to cook and entertain for her family and friends. In her final years, as she struggled with chronic kidney disease and C.O.P.D., she was blessed with family who cared for her tenderly and many dear friends who never forgot to include her. Charlotte’s family would like to thank Dr. Robert Wright, her caregiver Ana Del Castillo and the Ivywood Care Services staff, and the staff at Cottage Hospital and Santa Barbara Artificial Kidney Center for their care and devotion. There will be a celebration of Charlotte’s life on Saturday, August 31, 2:00 pm at the Santa Barbara Elks Lodge #613, 150 N. Kellogg Ave, Santa Barbara. Please let the family know if you will attend at: In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Santa Barbara Artificial Kidney Center or the American Lung Association.


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