June 9, 1930 - November 8, 2013

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JOHNSON, CHARLES F. E., 83, of Walden, died November 8 at Central Vermont Medical Center, with his family at his bedside. Charlie was born June 9, 1930, in Springvale, Maine, to Floyd and Rena (Jowett) Johnson. Charlie moved to Vermont in the ’40s, graduating from Spaulding High School in 1949. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in October 1950 and served until October 1953, having fought in the Korean conflict. Charlie married Clarice Plummer, of Montpelier, in April 1953. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. Charlie retired from the United States Post Office in 1992, having worked in both the Montpelier and Barre offices. After retirement, he and Carrie moved to Walden, where they made their home for the last 21 years. Charlie was a lifelong member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed reading. Charlie is survived by his loving wife, Carrie; his daughter, Karen Bombardier, and husband, Tim; his son Charles “Chuck” Halstead-Johnson and wife, Adria; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Nancy Whitney and husband, George, and Linda Johnson. He was predeceased by his son Robert in 2010.

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