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Letter to the Editor: On the passing of our brother

By DAVE OWENS
Kanab

Editor,

The passing of a brother is never easy and doubly hard when it involves one with as much life and vitality as Charley. Several groups of people helped make this last week bearable and I would like to take a moment to tell them how much they are appreciated from the bottom of my grieving heart.

Fausett Mortuary and especially Steven for the wonderful compassionate way that you handled our brother and his services. You are beyond compare. To friends, neighbors, relatives and the entire community for your generous outpouring of support. Our parent's house and phone has been constantly alive with comfort and condolences that were greatly appreciated by all.

The Ferron Stake and especially the Blue Hills Ward was outstanding. With hundreds of family members and friends spread between several houses and motels there was always an over-abundance of support and food. Specifically Norma Funk and the ladies from the relief society who visited on a daily basis and then fed nearly 250 soldiers, family and friends. We love you.

The Emery County Sheriff's Office for the honor guard, traffic control and their presence at the services in honor of my brother's service to his country and my father's service to the people of Emery County as a part of the Sheriff's Office.

Finally the United States Military with emphasis on the Marine Corps. The services were wonderful to include the brass quintet, gun salute, honor guard, echo taps and all the trappings of a full military funeral. Not to mention the compassionate way the notification and arrangements for the services were handled. Most importantly for defending our freedom and protecting our families. For those that may have missed the services we have created a memorial site for Charley at www.chuckeddie.com





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