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