The Correct Call!

I am always in pursuit of the perfect game. Not as a pitcher striking out every batter. Not as a batter hitting for a cycle including a grand-slam home run. But as an umpire calling a perfect game, while handling every disputed call with poise and confidence.

Charlie Fletcher - Lived The Dream

Charlie Fletcher - Lived The Dream


NEWSFLASH! - On January 14, 2018, fellow USA Softball umpire Charlie Fletcher ended his battle with cancer. Charlie brightened the Blue Room when he entered. He was heard to repeat the "How are you doing?"  inquiry by responding, "Just living the dream!" The news was announced and the details of his funeral and internment came forth.


Charlie FletcherJANUARY 16, 2018 - We are saddened to inform you that the day before yesterday we said goodbye to a good friend and umpire as Charlie Fletcher passed away. He and his family will be in our prayers. Charlie worked as an umpire with many of us and was always respected and appreciated for his efforts, both on and off the field. He fought the good fight and it now free of the cancer that took him from this earth. We will miss him very much.

We haven’t heard of the funeral arrangements yet but will pass them on as we receive them. Please keep Charlie and his family in you thoughts they go through this difficult time.

In your memory Charlie, USA Softball of Utah (Utah ASA)


We have obtained the information on the services for our good friend and umpire Charlie Fletcher. Didericksen Memorial is the mortuary and we have a link below if you would like to attend the viewing and or his funeral services. The link also has his obituary.

Viewing - Saturday, January 20, 2018 * 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM * LDS Church 115 East Cherry St. Grantsville, UT 84029

Funeral Service - Saturday, January 20, 2018 * 1:00 PM * LDS Church 115 East Cherry St. Grantsville, UT 84029


I have to tell you that I will miss umpiring with Charlie Fletcher. Before his being stricken with cancer he was always one of the joys of making the trip out to Grantsville tournaments. Even in the 103 degree heat, his cheerful demeanor brightened my soul. Michael Leavitt - Orem, Utah

So sorry I will miss the funeral. Between 12 inches of snow and my husbands Parkinson’s needs, just can’t make it. Shirley M. Wall

Charlie was a great guy, I always like working with him. Scott Adams

I agree Michael Leavitt he was very positive even through his treatments and always felt he was going to beat it. He is a trooper. I don't know how positive I could be after hearing I was not going to beat it. God Bless Charlie Fletcher. Phil Cappadonia

RIP my brother in blue! Richard Chandler

I loved working games with Charlie, always supportive and willing to help out and support. RIP Charlie. Randy Nephi Homer

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Great picture. Love these guys. Shirley M. Wall

The funeral went well and the sin even peeked through as the military folded his flag at the cemetery. Charlie is a good man with a very warm and dear family! Michael Leavitt


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Thanks for the pictures - Rick Wehling

I was thinking of going.. but the snow scared me off.... thanks for the pictures. Rick Schwartz

I was tied up with other commitments so I couldn't make it. Rest in Peace Charlie!! Nilsen Septon

Thank you so very much for taking pictures. It means the world to me. Kenna Palmer Fletcher

Kenna, I pray that you will feel our love for you and your family. It was a pleasure to capture some of the moments through my camera's lens. While at the cemetery, as the soldiers were folding the U.S. flag, the sky lightened for about two minutes as the sun peeked through the clouds. The rays of light shown down and brightened the day, just as the Blue Room would when Charlie entered and greeted his fellow umpires. I want you to know that your family succeeded yesterday in paying tribute to Charlie and his presence was felt by all in attendance. Thanks for inviting us to be a part this difficult time in your family's life. Michael Leavitt - Orem, Utah


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