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Gina Charette was born on March 19th, 1967 in Southfield, Michigan. Gina was raised near the Detroit area by her parents, Lynn and Bill Love, along with her brother, Billy Love. Gina was also raised by her paternal grandmother, Elizabeth (Betty) Charette, and her maternal grandparents, Kathleen and Frank DallaGuarda. Gina was always described as a happy girl who always had a beautiful smile on her face.
During the summers of her adolescence, Gina would go to Lake Gogebic in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to spend time with her maternal grandparents, who she nicknamed Nana and Bop. Gina would fish for Walleye with Bop, help Nana cook, and her favorite job: being the cocktail waitress, equipped with order pad and pencil, for when Bop would come home from work.
In 1978, Gina and her family moved to Morgan Hill, California. We are eternally grateful for their move to California and for allowing Gina to bless all our lives. In Morgan Hill, Gina graduated from Live Oak High School in 1985; Gina’s family then made the move to Northern California in Auburn, where they have resided ever since.
Gina went on to study at the University of California, Davis, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics in 1990. It was the summer before her graduation that Gina met the love of her life, Bill von Morgenland. Gina and Bill met while she was doing student work at the National Primate Research Center located at the University of California, Davis. Gina and Bill dated for a few months, and finally decided to be an exclusive couple on October 17th, 1989. Gina and Bill made this decision while watching the ducks from their bench in the Putah Creek arboretum.
Soon after, Gina and Bill moved in together while living in Davis. After a couple of moves through different apartments, Gina and Bill migrated towards Placer County, where they rented an apartment in Roseville, California. Throughout this time, Gina went to work for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, where she received multiple promotions and ultimately reached the position of Finance Manager. While working there, Gina also achieved a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Golden Gate University in 1999.
In 1993, Gina and Bill bought their first home in Rocklin, California. Bill proposed to Gina, which eventually led to their beautiful wedding in Hawaii in 1997 while surrounded by a small gathering of family and friends. In 1999, Gina and Bill had their only son, Jakob von Morgenland.
Gina and her family continued to live in their first home until Gina fell in love with a co-worker’s house during a Super Bowl party in 2004. A year later, Gina and her family bought said house in Rocklin, which is where they have resided ever since.
Gina continued to work at Enterprise Rent-A-Car until she amicably parted ways with the company in 2017. During her time working there, Gina met her closest friends of over 20 years: Jaci Barret, Maria Ahrens, and Michelle Williams. Gina is a very private person who kept her circle of friends small and selective, and her best friends have been through thick and thin together for decades.
In 2019, Gina joined Edward Jones, where she achieved a promotion to Senior Branch Office Administrator early in 2022. While working as a business partner with Financial Advisor Troy Drennon, Gina established many meaningful connections with their clients and other offices within the area. Gina is remembered for her attention-to-detail as well as being a hard-working, diligent individual who had total compassion and appreciation for those she worked with.
Gina’s greatest passions were for animals and older folks. Gina worked closely with Kitten Central of Placer County, caring for critical condition kittens and training other volunteers to properly clean and care for said kittens. Gina also worked with Seniors First of Placer County, volunteering for events and donating to local elders during the holiday season. Additionally, Gina donated thousands of pounds of pet food, especially for the Senior Pet Pantry at the Roseville SPCA.
Gina’s most salient passion, though, was for her family. Those that knew Gina knew how important spending time with her husband and son was to her. Gina will be remembered for her love, generosity and dedication to her family.
Gina is survived by her husband and son, Bill and Jakob von Morgenland, and remembered by her family and friends. Gina remains in our minds and hearts.
“Remember the good times, remember all the happy memories.” - Nana