Charmaine was born on May 20, 1933 in Medical Springs Oregon. She was the fourth of seven children born to Urdel Wandel and Mildred Wanker Lay. Charmaine grew up in Eastern Oregon on a ranch in Baker County. She married her high school sweetheart Larry R. Kohler on December 30, 1952 in the LDS Temple in Idaho Falls, Idaho. After Larry became a pharmacist they settled in McMinnville. In addition to community involvement both were very active in church service, particularly working with the youth.
Mildred Charmaine Lay Kohler
LDS (member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)