Oct. 26, 1944-June 13, 2016
Sandra “Alexandra” Charbogne departed this life on June 13, 2016 at Solari Hospice in Las Vegas. She entered this life Oct. 26, 1944, in Portland, Ore.
Sandra grew up in Northern California and graduated from Arcata High School in 1963 where she won first place honors in debate and original oratory. Charbogne attended Oklahoma Baptist University and later transferred to the College of the Redwoods where she studied and mastered the art of psychology. In 1967, while in college, Charbogne was chosen as a contestant for Miss Humboldt County.
Charbogne was a beautiful soul, inside and out. Charbogne lived most of her life in Laguna Beach until 1998, when she moved to Las Vegas to take care of her parents. Charbogne was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Dorothy Scheffel.
Charbogne is survived by her sister, Janice Beach of Eureka. She also leaves behind one nephew, numerous cousins, among them, her beloved cousins Don and Carol Beamis of Blackfoot, Idaho.
Her adopted family, Sheila, Andre and Kayla Salehian, also survives Charbogne. “Aunt Sandra,” to Andre and Kayla, was always full of fun, wisdom, invaluable knowledge, and sound advice. Charbogne had a way with words, and could always be counted on to be a great listener, making everyone in her presence feel valued and loved.
Charbogne was extremely resourceful. At 11-years-old Sandra wrote to “Dear Abby” and received a hand written response from the columnist herself on how to deal with being called “stupid” by her older sibling. It was surely at that young age that Sandra knew she was destined to understand and apply the art of human psychology to her circle of family and friends.
She touched everyone that knew her in a very special way and certainly left her mark in this world. Charbogne had an entrepreneurial spirit that drove her to pursue many passions, dreams and business ventures over the past 30 years. She loved to travel; she declared France her second home. Her adopted family and friends have planned a celebration of life for Charbogne this fall.