Charlotte Hoar was bartender

BELLFLOWER – Charlotte Ann “Charlie” Hoar, 70, of Bellflower, passed away on May 30 due to health complications that began in November, 2014. 

Born on Dec. 5, 1944 in Kansas City, her parents were Charles Wendell Schweitzer (from Springfield, Missouri) and Annabell Baugh (from Choctaw, Oklahoma). Charlotte and her family moved to California in 1951, where she lived the rest of her life. 

As a child, Charlie grew up in Inglewood, Long Beach and Compton, where she graduated from Compton High in 1962. During her adult life, she settled in Bellflower and surrounding suburban areas. In Norwalk, she spent her final eight months of life at the Villa Elena Convalescent Home. 

Charlotte was a bartender in many Bellflower establishments for around 25 years, but she preferred to be called a “mixologist.” Some places include The Magic Cork, the former Stacey Farrell’s, and the famed Fritz That’s It on Artesia Boulevard.

She is survived by her siblings, from oldest to youngest: John Schweitzer, Wendy Hernandez (husband, Ronald Hernandez and their children), Daniel Tyler (and children), and Robert Tyler (and children). 

Charlotte is also survived by her five children, from oldest to youngest: Arnold Perez (and grandchildren: Tiffany, Amber, Matthew, and Arnold, Jr.), John Perez (and grandchildren: John, Jr., Andrew, Adrian, Jaden, and Real Kaiden), Richard Kirros (wife, Lisa Kirros and grandchildren: Ryan and Ciera), Angela Martinez (and grandchildren: Nicholas and Theodore), and Kristy Morrison. 

Charlotte is also survived by three great grandchildren: Aiden and Iliani Vela and John Perez, III.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 13, at Saint Bernard’s Church in Bellflower. Service begins at 11 a.m.