Charlene Renee Niles-Hauth was born on November 24, 1958, in Portland, Oregon, to Wanda and Glen Niles. She died on July 8, 2019, in Portland. Her biological father was Patrick Humphrey.
Charlene grew up in the Gresham/Portland area, attending schools in both districts, ultimately Marshall High School in Portland.
In 1978 she was married to Randy W. Hauth; they divorced in 1996, after bringing two beloved sons, Brian Raymond Hauth, and Andrew Joseph Leon Hauth, into the world.
Charlene was a beautiful person inside and out, always wanting to help anyone that she could. She felt her mission here on earth was to help her loved ones, so she selflessly devoted herself to this; she helped care for her late brother, Glen, as he lost a battle with diabetes, and she then stayed with her 78-year-old mother, helping wherever she could. Her sister, Robin Macready, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in November, so Charlene came down to Portland from Madras to help Robin through the rest of her life, but sadly the two of them were killed in a hit and run collision on SE 148th and Powell. Charlene died the day of the crash, and her sister, Robin, died one day later on July 9, 2019.
Charlene is survived by her two sons, of whom she said "My boys are my entire world," Brian, 42, and Andrew, 34, both of Portland; her mother, Wanda Niles; sisters, Tish, Glenda, Traci and Jolene; brothers, Brad, Mike and PJ; 11 grandchildren, Samantha, Brian Jr., James, Josiah, Katy, Aidan, Keely, Shawn, Kellie, Bentley and Cameren; two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Josiah; and countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and other best friends, and so many people who loved her.
Charlene is preceded in death by her dad, Glen Niles, father, Pat Humphrey, as well as her brothers, Bud and Jerry.
Charlene loved everyone, but especially loved her kids. She was considered a second mother to many people from all walks of life, and she will be missed by all that knew her.
Her sons want her to know that "We love you mom; we will be OK, we promise."