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Charles (Charlie) Johnson

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07/09/17 01:41 PM #1    

Cal Springer

Charlie was a best friend in high school and beyond.  He was always kind and inclusive of others.  He projected a laid back, easy going personal style which led others to feel comfortable around him.  But he didn’t just sit around - he was involved in many activities at school.  He was in the Drama Club and acted in school plays.  He was in the Science Club.  He played on the soccer team.  He went to Boys State.

And he sang!   He sang with A Capella and Bel Canto choirs.  And he sang in a quartet with Steve Andersen, Richard Young, and myself.  You may remember our quartet singing silly commercials on assemblies:  Snap Crackle Pop - Rice Krispies; It’s Raisins That Make Post Raisin Bran So Wonderful; a McDonald’s parody. 

Charlie was a gifted singer.  When he sang, he produced a smooth, pleasing sound that rested easy on the ears.  It seemed he produced this wonderful sound effortlessly.  This made him a natural melody singer, and he often sang melody in our quartet.  Other times he would sing a harmony part, and he could harmonize by ear!  Without any sheet music to read, he would make up a part that harmonized wonderfully with the melody.  We had a lot of fun singing together.

After graduating from The University of Utah, Charlie and his family moved to Bay City, Texas where he worked as an engineer.  Several years later they moved to Tremonton, Utah.  On November 20, 1993, Charlie was killed in a fall in Logan Cave, during a Boy Scout outing.  He was 39 years old.  He is missed here on earth, but I’m sure he’s doing some great singing with the angels!

07/10/17 11:12 AM #2    

Blake Harper (Harper)

So sorry to hear. I did not know. Charles was a great guy. Sweet person. So nice to see CA, remembered from track days

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