In memory of
Carlie Gheen Traeger
Carlie Gheen Traeger November 3, 1919 - August 27, 2016 Carlie passed away at the the age of 96. She was a resident of Diablo Lodge in Danville at the time of her passing. She was born Carlie Virginia Cox in Comer's Rock, Virginia, the daughter of Cora Juanita Delp Cox and David Bayne Cox. The family moved to Royal Oak, Michigan after Carlie graduated from High School, but she returned to visit her extended family in Virginia her entire life. In 1939 she met and married George Zinn Traeger in Detroit, Michigan. They had a son George and a daughter Cindy. Carlie traveled the world with her army officer husband. They moved to fourteen new homes in their 23 years of married life. She learned to play golf as a young woman living in Japan and this remained a lifelong passion. Carlie saved her score cards from all over the world, and newspaper clippings from her ladies golf groups. She was last a member of Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville where she played in the ladies 18 holes until she was 90. Although she was a good golfer and bridge player, Carlie was at her best with a needle in her hand. She made beautiful clothes and works of art in needle point. Her artistic skill and craft was such that her family members did not pursue what she had already perfected. Carlie was always the most beautiful woman in the room. In a New York 1950's television show they picked "the most beautiful woman in the audience". Carlie Traeger was in the audience one day in 1953 and came home with the prize. Carlie was preceded in death by her husband Lt. Col George Traeger; son, George Traeger Jr.; sister, Fisy; brothers, Tom and Phil; and her second husband Bill Gheen. She is survived by her daughter Cindy Magill of Orinda; granddaughters, Carlie Magill of Missoula Mt. and Erin Magill of Los Angeles; nieces and nephews, Hank Traeger of Gilbert, Arizona, Anne Traeger of Orlando, Florida, Charlotte White and Randy White of Detroit Michigan, and Karen Hendersen of Springville, Utah; and sister in law, Ginny Ressigue of San Mateo. The family wishes to thank our friends at Diablo Lodge, Hospice of the East Bay, and Sans Souci Board and Care. Services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery where her husband George and son George Jr. are buried.
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