Home 9 Obituaries 9 Charisse A. Argabright

Charisse A. Argabright

July 5, 1944 - November 26, 2021

Charisse A. Argabright Charisse A. Argabright
    December 1, 2021 | Will follow the service
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Memorial Service
  • December 1, 2021 | 10:00 A.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Burial Location

Charisse Andrea Kellogg Argabright was born on July 5th, 1944 at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, California to Naval Captain Frederic David Kellogg and Virginia Vivian Dupuis Kellogg. As a military child she was blessed to grow up living in some exotic places including Coronado, Yerba Buena Island (in the middle of the San Francisco Bay) and Yokosuka, Japan. These places developed her love for culture and art. She attended University of California at Berkeley where she majored in Art History. There she met Steven Cox Argabright of Chico, California – a Chemical Engineering Major. Steve enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and attended flight school. They married on December 26th, 1965 and Charisse again got to travel the world. On May 7th, 1967 they welcomed their first child Erin Lynn Thiesse in Cherry Point, North Carolina. In October 1967, Steve was sent to Vietnam on Active Duty as a jet pilot and Charisse moved back to California to be with her family. On May 18th, 1972 they were blessed with another child, David Coyt Argabright. The family moved several times along with Steve’s job finally settling in the Fox Valley Illinois area where both Erin and David married and raised their own families. Steve and Charisse bought a home in North Fort Myers and in 1996 became permanent Floridians.

Charisse had a “Joie de Vivre” and sense of adventure. At 13 years old she built a raft and set sail in the San Francisco Bay only to be picked up by the Coast Guard who called her Father, the Captain of the Naval Base on the Island. She had a passion for art and a flare for teaching it to children. Similar to her mother, Ginny, she loved flowers and was involved in arranging many beautiful designs for weddings and events. She was also a skilled Decorator continuing with several clients to the present. Charisse’s passion for entertaining and cooking would have rivaled Martha Stewart.

Most of all Charisse loved being a mother and her extended family and friends. She encouraged each and every one to learn from, get involved in and love and appreciate all things.

Charisse was a true light in this world. She was loved by all and will be missed by many.

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” Matthew 6:33

Contributions in Charisse’s memory may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Service will be live streamed on Zoom.

Below are links to view recorded funeral service


Joyce and Dwight from Whitewater , WI

"Charisse is a hard act to follow. So many excellent talents that she shared. Full of fun, energy, knowledge and love. Charisse had so many adventures in her life, lots of accomplishments and a lovely smile for everyone. She will be missed."

from ,

"Charisse always brought light and joy wherever she was present. Our sincere condolences on your loss, but also all of ours. God Bless."

Bev and Tom Hanson from Appleton, WI

"Whenever Charisse entered a room she lite up with her huge smile, enthusiasm and energy. I always lovingly referred to her as the "Energizer Bunny." Tom and I will remember Charisse's exceptional cooking skills, and her vast knowledge of books, art, travel just to mention a few. Steve, Tom and I send you and your family our deepest sympathy .Charisse will be missed and without her we already feel a void in our lives. Love, Tom and Bev Hanson"

Joan &Tom Baker from Cleveland, OH

"Joan and I would like to express our condolences and fond memories of Charisse to her husband,Steve, and their family. We will remember her fondly for her bright personality, friendship and warmth."

Bernie and Sharon Sboray from Wheaton, IL

"We offer our heartfelt prayers and sincere condolences to you, Steve, and your family. Her presence in your life will surely be missed, as she was excited with life and one happy person. Charisse loved entertaining, cooking decorating and well, just making life more beautiful. May you be blessed with the peace that only God can bestow."

June Geml & Michael Geml from North Fort Myers, FL

"We are saddened beyond words as it was just today, March 29 we learned of Charisse's passing. June relied so much on her counsel as they both continued their fearless fight with cancer. Today and going forward June will always remember Charisse's enthusiasm and optimism and will continue her battle but will do so with a heavy heart."

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *