CHARLENE HARRISON ENGLISH

Charlene Harrison English, 87, passed away from this earth on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at the VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit at Baylor Medical Center in Carrollton, Texas, after a short illness.

A time and place for the memorial service will be announced.  She will be cremated 
and interred with her late husband, Leslie Foy English, at the Dallas-Fort Worth National 
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Wounded Warrior Project at 
https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/. Charlene had been living in Rambling Oaks 
assisted living center in Flower Mound, Texas.  Previously,  Charlene lived in Leesburg, 
Va. and in Lewisville and Farmers Branch, Texas. She was born of Chester Mae and 
Leslie Clyde Harrison on Dec. 30, 1930, in Fort Worth, Texas. Charlene received her 
first degree in Elementary Education from Baylor University.  She received her Master’s 
Degree of Special Education from North Texas State University and she also was 
awarded a Certificate of Educational Administration. As the Director of Special 
Education for the Carrollton/Farmers Branch Independent School District, where 
she might be remembered as Charlene Sandifer, Charlene created programs for special 
needs students.  These programs continue to serve thousands of students to this day.    
Charlene was a member of Webb Chapel United Methodist Church. She was an avid 
fan of the Dallas Cowboys and followed football intently. Her hobbies included 
reading, sewing, cooking, and decorating. She is pre-deceased by her brother, 
Harry Harrison; and her husband, Leslie Foy English. Survivors include her three 
loving children,  Dane Angus and his wife, Angell, of Lewisville, Leslyn Arnold 
and her husband, Jonathan, of Leesburg, Va., and Jennifer Miner, of New Smyrna 
Beach, Fla.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Charlene was also very 
close to her sister-in-law, Darlene Harrison, of Crowley, and to her son-in-law 
Phill Miner, of Lewisville.  Dalton & Son Funeral Home, in Lewisville, is handling 
the arrangements. 972-436-6511

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