Family and friends to celebrate life of longtime theater critic and poet, Charlene Baldridge“She’s gone. Mother left this world on Saturday evening. Always knew just how to pick an exit. … ”That’s how Chuck Ortego, Charlene Baldridge’s only surviving adult child, began his post sharing the news of his mother’s passing with the San Diego Theater Critic’s Circle. Charlene, a member of that prestigious group for decades, had taken a fall while getting into a car in May and had broken her neck.