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Charlotte Hammond

Charlotte Hammond "That's my story & I'm stickin' to it!" Charlotte Hammond, 61, our loving mother, daughter, sister, and friend passed away peacefully at her home Monday morning, June 22, 2009 surrounded by her guardian angels. Charlotte Hammond was born January 22, 1948 in Salt Lake City to Herald and Mable Hammond. She was the firstborn of eight daughters and attended Highland High School and the University of Utah. Charlotte married Charles "Chuck" Brazier and later divorced. Married John McGrath also later divorced. She is the mother of three daughters, Tiffany, Tanjy, and Tawny Brazier and son Terrance McGrath. Adoring grandmother of Alexandria, Melanie, and Charley Anderson, Brianna Brazier, Whitney Hutchison and Dylan McGrath. Anyone who knew Charlotte could appreciate her "colorful" personality and incredible sense of humor. She lit up the room with her presence. Charlotte loved to read and debate any topic. Gifted in music, she played the piano and violin as well as danced. She enjoyed the Home Shopping Network so much that she kept them on speed dial. She could never pass up a beautiful piece of jewelry and her classy and fashionable style was second to none. Her love for her cats Foxy, Baby and Janie was immeasurable. She truly enjoyed the company of her mother and they often teased each other about who was taking care of whom. She is admired for her courage, strength and will to overcome a lifelong struggle with alcoholism stating, "I am determined to die sober for my kids." She fulfilled her lifetime dream of traveling to Africa with her mom and sisters to celebrate her 18 month milestone of being sober. This December she would have marked her fifth year of sobriety. Always caring and generous, after completing the program at Journey, she continued to work as a counselor to help others overcome their own struggles with addiction. She also traveled to Israel, Germany, Paris and New York. She is survived by her mother, Mable; sisters Nancy Kehl (Gary), Jody Morgan (Rob), Carolyn Weiss (Steven), Cary Fullerton (Steve), Tami Hammond, Jerilyn Brown (Mike), Heidi Pearce (Mark),and Akemi Meeks (John); daughters, Tiffany Anderson (Jon) of Vancouver, WA; Tanjy Brazier Torres (Louis) of Seabrook, TX; Tawny Hutchison of Federal Way, WA; son, Terrance McGrath of Twin Falls, ID, six grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and her three cats. Preceded in death by her father, grandparents, nephew Chad Morgan, and her dog, Hobson. Special thanks to Journey at Willowcreek, Alcoholics Anonymous, the LDS Addiction Recovery Program, and Charlotte's many doctors and caregivers. Funeral services will be held Monday June 29th at noon at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Drive, SLC, UT. Viewings will be held Sunday June 28th from 5-7 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the service. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memory Park. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to any addiction treatment program. 

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09/13/15 03:00 PM #1    

Joseph Gibson

I went the offer making a contribution to an Addiction Recovery Program by becoming a participant, Facilitator and eventually a missionary in the LDS Addiction Recovery meetings. I ALWAY thought she was beautiful (so did all the guys at school) but at her viewing Mark J. and I expressed our joy for her recovery

10/27/15 06:11 PM #2    

Scott Bennion

my, wasn't she a beauty?  i always admired her from afar.  carried herself with quiet aplomb.  rest in peace.

02/13/16 09:28 AM #3    

Lori Duncan (Boyer)

Charlotte was beautiful. We always called her Cleopatra, (she did look a little like Elizabeth Taylor.) She was so much fun, always happy and outgoing. She overcame a lot in her life.  She was a darling friend.

02/20/16 07:17 PM #4    

LeGrand Richardson

Charlotte was always a class act.... Chuck Brazier stole her away from us.... He was actually a really nice guy. I dated her younger sister Susan a couple of times (she was in my German Class). She was from Irving and attended Highland for 9 th grade. I was from Hillside and eventhough there weren't a lot of 9th graders we seemed to get to know everybody. Gone too soon.

02/23/16 01:53 PM #5    

Susan Kimball (Kinka)

I went to a party at Sharon Arge's one night with Chuck Brazier -- our first and only date.  Charlotte was there too, and from the minute they met it was over for me!  That was when they started dating.  Charlotte was  so beautiful!  

02/25/16 10:57 PM #6    

Karen Elliott

Wow.  Big loss there with Charlotte who was so beautiful she parted the hallways with her walk.  The disease of alcoholism is tragic, especially with someone as loved and gifted as Charlotte.  Truely, the challenges  she was faced with must have been hidden in that veneer of having it knocked.  How very sad and sorry to have assumed she had it all.  Terrible disease.

04/27/16 12:13 PM #7    

Marie Magleby

Each time I read new posts I end up quite tearful, for I am so touched by the kindness and humor and support that people express.

04/28/16 05:55 PM #8    

Tomma Gooding (Hargraves)

A beautiful tribute to Charlotte..

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