Charlene was born Feb. 3, 1922, in Gallatin to Charles Hemry and Adah E. Macy. She attended school in Gallatin and at the University of Missouri.
On a trip to visit her aunt in California, she met Dr. George E. Potts Jr. of Berkeley and they were married in 1954. They moved to Lafayette where they lived for 40 years and raised 2 sons, Charles and Robert. After George passed