WALDEN - Charles F.E. Johnson, of Walden, Vt., 83, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Central Vermont Medical Center with his family at his bedside.
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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, Vt., 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, Vt., 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 her husband, Tim; his son Charles "Chuck" Halstead-Johnson and his wife, Adria; grandchildren Katie Vetro and her husband, Joshua, Kristin Johnson, Bethany Hanna and her husband, Keith, Erica Fucello and her husband, Paul, Guinevive Halstead-Johnson, Danielle Bombardier and her husband, Corey Gottfried, and Katelyn Andreescu and her husband, Bogdan; great-grandchildren Caroline, Samson, Joseph, Viviana and Krysta; and two sisters, Nancy Whitney and her husband, George, and Linda Johnson.
He was predeceased by his son Robert in 2010.
A special thank you to the folks at Berlin Health and Rehabilitation.
Contributions may be made to the Veterans Administration.
Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, at 1:30 p.m. at Guare & Sons Funeral Home, 30 School St., Montpelier, VT 05602. Calling hours will begin at noon until 1:30 p.m. Interment with military honors will follow at the Berlin Corner Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to www.guareandsons.com.
Guare & Sons Funeral Home - Montpelier
30 School Street Montpelier, VT 05602
Published in Times Argus from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13, 2013