Charlotte Louise Ardry Hessom

Charlotte Louise Ardry Hessom passed away at Vista Mesa Assisted Living on Friday, June 27, 2014, at the age of 84. She was born the daughter of Raymond and Claire (Wright) Ardry on December 4, 1929, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Charlotte was known for her great sense of humor and her ability to laugh often. She was a wonderful and talented artist. Charlotte was an active woman enjoying traveling, swimming, playing cards and Scrabble, and cooking. Charlotte’s family will greatly miss this wonderful mother and grandmother.

Surviving Charlotte are her two sons, Bob Hessom Jr. (also known as Bob Landree) of Cortez and Rick Hessom and wife, Carolyn also of Cortez; and her daughter, Nancy Hessom and husband, Chris Caldwell of Oregon House, Calif. Charlotte is also survived by her companion of 44 years, Joe Tyman of Cortez; daughter-in-law, Debbie Effert of Cortez; seven grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; and her brother, Paul Rosenberger and wife, Barbara of Allegheny, Pa. Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Claire Ardry; her husband, Robert Charles Hessom; and her siblings, Nancy Hergenroeder and Russell Rosenberger.

Cremation has taken place with memorial services to be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Charlotte Hessom with Hospice of Montezuma, PO Box 740, Cortez or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements are being made through Ertel Funeral Home. For further information or to send condolences, log on to and click on the obituary section.