Obituary: Charlotte G. (Kusch) Califf Loden

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Charlotte G. (Kusch) Califf, Loden, was born in Reichenau/Saxony, Germany (now Bogatynia, Poland) on March 26, 1929. She passed away Friday, May 7, 2010 in Oklahoma. She married Emory B. Califf of LA, came to America in 1954; they were married for 30 years. Emory died in 1983. In 1987 Charlotte met and married James C. Loden from Texas; he too died after 13 happy years together. Charlotte was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. She is survived by her children: Patricia Young Corley and husband Jimmy of CA; Ann Russo and husband Richard of Fla.; Michael Califf and wife Helen; Charles Califf; both of LA; Donald Califf and wife Linda of Okla. City; Sandra Kuykendall and husband Mark of CA.; James C. Loden and wife Channon of Texas; 17 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. The family asks that memorials be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, 3600 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73112. Funeral service was at 10 a.m., Monday, May 10, at Messiah Lutheran Church with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Condolences may be offered at www.guardianwest  To sign and view the family guest book, please visit to offer condolences to the family.