Charles John Snowden Sr.
1945 - 2020
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Charles John Snowden Sr.

Lehi, UT - Charles John Snowden Sr., 75, died in his home in Lehi, Utah, on December 30, 2020, following a long battle with cancer. Charles was surrounded by his loving wife and children when he transitioned.

Charles, Charlie, Chuck or "Juni Babe" as he was known to family and friends was born on May 2, 1945, in Bethesda, Maryland, to Charles Tom Snowden and Margaret Emily Harriday. He was a 1963 graduate of Richard Montgomery High School where excelled in football and in 2012 was named to the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.

Charles' football talent earned him a full scholarship to New Mexico State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. His outstanding performance as a linebacker for the Aggies from 1963 to 1968 has earned him multiple honors, including membership to the Hall of Legends on the campus located in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

While at New Mexico State University, Charles met and married May Evelyn Schuler. Together, May and Charles moved to Boulder, Colorado, with their young family. Throughout their many years in Colorado, they spent time in Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and Denver. Charles and his family also spent time in Washington DC, Rochester, New York and Seattle, Washington, before settling in Utah. Charles was an active member at Second Baptist Church in Boulder, Colorado; St. John Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Baber AME Church in Rochester, New York; New Beginnings Church in Seattle; and now Centerpoint Church in Orem, Utah.

For many years Charles was a teacher with the Boulder County Public Schools. He loved being a teacher and touched many lives through his teaching and being a mentor to many young men and women. In 1994, Charles was recognized by the Miliken Family Foundation as their Educator of the Year. And in 1997, he was selected for the Boulder County Multicultural Award in recognition of his efforts in helping students gain self-esteem though improved skills and positive reinforcement. He was known throughout his teaching career for his motivational ability.

Charles loved Football and was a true advocate of the sport. He also loved to dance and to bowl. You could find him and his wife either dancing the night away or being on the same team on a bowling league. Never shy about sharing his thoughts and opinions, Charles was the author of "White Men I Love, White Men I Hate," published in 2005 and shared his unique commentary on social, historical, and political issues on his lively Facebook forum. Most of the time he used his space to proclaim how blessed he was to love and be loved by his wife and family.

Charles is survived by his wife, May and their four children; Shelly Moore of Maryland; Latanja Morsell of New York; Charles Jr. of Utah; and Will and daughter-in-law Courtney of Utah. Eight grandchildren; Alex, Ashlee, Dredan, Christian, Zachary, Sibley, Blythe and Smith, and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many cousins, aunts and great friends. He is proceeded in death by his parents Margaret Frazier and Charles Tom Snowden.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 11:00 am (MT) at Centerpoint Church in Orem, Utah. You may view the services through Live Stream at Centerpointutah.org or Facecbook.com/centrpointutah. Flowers and cards can be sent to Larkin Mortuary at 260 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111. Donations can be made in Charles's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.




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Published in Las Cruces Sun News from Jan. 1 to Jan. 3, 2021.
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January 22, 2021
Mr. Snowden really was my first major role model outside my family. He was a truly great man. He was sincere and good and loving, all while being uncompromisingly hard as nails. I have no idea how he managed to walk that line, and seem to do so effortlessly.
Robert Bowen
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January 21, 2021
Chuck will always be remembered by our family as a compassionate man who loved #1 his beautiful wife, #2 his family and #3 all his neighbors - we were fortunate enough to be his neighbor for a few years. He always told us, “Jesus knows you and he loves you”. We will remember him fondly and greatly miss him.
Spencer & Mary Seaquist & family
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January 5, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. You inspire others to be a better person. What an honor to have known you.
This photo was from Sarah's wedding.
Edna M Benson
Friend
January 5, 2021
RIP CHUCK! You’ll be with Roy in Heaven!
John Beall
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January 4, 2021
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Maureen Christopher
January 4, 2021
What a guy Chuck was! Larger than life. Role model and steady like a rock, and loved kids. And loved people. Insisted that we all love one another.
Was a coach on my late husband Dick's football staff at Fairview HS and Dick always came home laughing with the awesome ways Chuck motivated the young men. He and May were a class act and she allowed him to blossom. They were both only children and both well-loved, and they both breeded that to everyone they met. What a wonderful family!
Maureen and Amy Christopher
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January 3, 2021
Chuck was an awesome dude. He loved life, and was the most fair man I ever have known. He was so proud of his family and loved them fiercely, but was willing to love all as long as they were fair and loyal to him, but more importantly, to others. He was always concerned about the well-being of those around him. The football team in heaven just got a player that will make huge differences in so many ways.
Rob Slack
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January 3, 2021
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MARGARET BILLINGSLEY
January 3, 2021
Charlie was a great example of a lasting friendship. My husband Bob and I have known him since our high school days at Richard Montgomery in Rockville Md. Charlie never forgot his hometown nor his old friends. He took great joy in coming back for reunions and special occasions to reminisce about old times and fun we all had. Charlie always made you feel that you were the most important person in his presence no matter who else was around( except May). May was never out of his heart nor his mind. We feel blessed to have this incredible man in our lives and will miss his smile , energy and laugh. God is lucky to have him now. Love to May and all his family. Cele and Bob Khuen
Cele and Bob Khuen
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January 3, 2021
Charlie--I will always remember the great times we had at NMSU. I always said you could follow a block better than anyone I knew. Hope to see you on "the ole man's" next team.
Stan Johnson
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