Charlotte “Charlie” Faye Gross was born on November 2, 1944 in Pampa, Texas to Cedore Joseph and Eva Ellen (Justice) Hess. She attended school in Pampa, Kellerville and Wheeler, Texas. She completed college in Cisco with an Associate’s Degree in Social Work. Charlie learned to fly a plane in the 80’s in Wheeler, Texas. She owned several businesses, drove a truck for several years and she also worked at the Beaver County Courthouse for nine years.
Everywhere Charlie was, she made good friends. She was love by so many. Charlie loved to cook for her family and friends. She would cook enough to feed an army. Her specialty was homemade bread and Tex’s favorite fried chicken.
Charlie and Tex enjoyed life together as they were bestest friends. They would make several unplanned tips. They would go to Vegas to the PBR Finals. One memorable trip was to New Mexico, Colorado and Yellow Stone. They made many memories together.
Charlie is preceded in death by her parents, Cedore Joseph and Eva Ellen Hess of Wheeler, Texas; her son, Randy Trent Bentley from Merkel, Texas; brother Bob Hess of Crane, Texas; sister JoAnn Bell of Pampa, Texas; and brother Cecil Hess of Melissa, Texas.
Charlie went to be with Jesus on March 1, 2021 at the age of 76.
Charlie is survived by the love of her life and bestest friend, Tex Gross of Beaver, Oklahoma; daughter Toni and husband Bryan Robertson, daughter Hether and husband Lee Devine, Chancie and Kevin Getz, James and Stephanie Gross, nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; her sister Marilyn and husband Carroll Kelton and a host of other relatives and friends.
Charlie loved her family dearly. She would want us all to celebrate her life. She was an amazing woman.
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there
I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond that glints on the snow
I am the gentle Autumn rain
When you awake in the morning, Hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Or quite birds in circled flights
I am the soft stars that shine at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there
I did not die.
Love you Momma