Charlotte was born in Oak Park, IL on December 17, 1946, to Raymond and Myrtle Schue. She went to Steinmetz High School in Chicago, IL. Upon graduation, she earned her Nursing degree at Harper College in Palatine, IL. Charlotte was an RN for over 40 years and spent the last 2 years enjoying her retirement. She married Fernando F. Ledesma almost 50 years ago. They had 2 children Dwayne F. Ledesma MD, and Deborah J. Ledesma. She loved grandfather clocks, growing orchids, bird watching, and her two Boston Terriers Maddie and Zoey.