Charlotte Emma Salisbury Gros
April 11, 1948 - October 10, 2006
Little Snake River Valley resident Charlotte Emma Salisbury Gros died Oct. 10, 2006, in Brazil, where she also was a resident. She was 58.
Charlotte had many friends in North Routt County.
Charlotte was born April 11, 1948, in Rawlins, Wyo., to George and Laura Salisbury of the Ladder Ranch near Savery, Wyo.
Charlotte was raised on the ranch, where she loved the outdoors and participated with her many friends in 4-H activities. She was an avid and competitive barrel racer and a skilled horsewoman.
When Charlotte was in kindergarten at the one-room Battle Creek schoolhouse, she locked her teacher, Gretchen Hancock, in the outhouse, then climbed on her horse and rode home. Her older brother, George, got the blame until Charlotte confessed.
Charlotte graduated from Rowland Hall in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1966 and attended Colorado State University. She was a barrel racer on CSU's rodeo team, where she met Marcel Gros of Brazil.
They were married in 1967, and their son, Christian, was born in 1979.
She moved to Brazil in 1972 and lived on remote ranches in the state of Sao Paulo. She returned home to Wyoming for frequent visits, remaining close to her family and friends.
Charlotte loved Brazil and became fluent in Portuguese. In Rio de Janeiro, she had a food business, selling lamb and other food products. She was active in her book club and in the American Club, where she welcomed those who moved to Brazil. She was an avid bridge player. She was always known for her sense of fun and adventure.
Charlotte loved to travel, and visited Europe, other parts of South America and much of the United States. She and her cousin took a boat trip up the Amazon River. She was an excellent writer and chronicled many of her travels in letters to family and friends.
Charlotte is survived by her son, Christian Andre Salisbury Gros of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; her father, George R. Salisbury of Savery, Wyo.; and her sister, Sharon Salisbury O'Toole and her husband, Pat, of Savery, Wyo.; nieces, Sherri Salisbury Marthaller of High River, Canada, Meghan O'Toole Lally of Savery, Wyo.; and Bridget O'Toole of New York City; nephews Joseph Salisbury of Sacramento, Calif., and Patrick Eamon O'Toole of Savery, Wyo.; her "adopted" daughter, Renata Coehlo of Rio de Janeiro; and her many friends whom also mourn her loss.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Laura Kinne Salisbury; and her brother, George R. Salisbury III.
Services were Oct. 21, 2006, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Dixon, Wyo.
Memorials may be sent to the Little Snake River Health Care District at P.O. Box 51, Baggs, WY 82321; Carbon County 4-H Council at P.O. Box 280, Rawlins, WY 82301; or St. Paul's Episcopal Church at P.O. Box 68, Dixon, Wyoming 82323.