Charlotte Bahler Harold, 87, peacefully passed on from this world January 25, 2022 in Logan, Utah. Charlotte was born in Pocatello, Idaho May 20, 1934 to John and Leah Bahler and lived in Pittsburg, California where she and her sister played the violin to the troops at USO venues. At the close of WW11 they moved to Priest River, Idaho on a stump farm that was burned over by the Freeman Lake fire. While living in the Blue Lake area she attended the one room Meegan schoolhouse on the Eastside Road until going to school in town. After meeting Raymond Harold of Fox Creek at a dance in the nearby Grange Hall, she married him. He was the love of her life. They struggled through life with the usual hardships of making a living and raising a family but met every challenge head on and successfully. She lived for the holidays and family gatherings and established many fun and enduring family traditions. Charlotte worked at the side of her husband raising cattle and crops on the Blue Lake Ranch, raising chickens and growing a garden. She spent many years caring for little children all the while raising her own family. Her passion was genealogy. She extracted names of immigrants for the Ellis Island Memorial, researched her own family history through books and catalogs and traipsed through cemeteries across the country.
Charlotte loved her Savior, Jesus Christ, and devoted a lifetime of service in children, youth and women organizations. With her husband, Ray, they volunteered in the Family History Center in Salt Lake City, served with other missionaries in Oakland, California and in the Spokane Temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
After surviving a severe accident she moved to Utah to be closer to her children. She is survived by John (Jeanne) Harold, Lewiston; Philip (Janis) Harold, Joseph; Juli (Eric) Arnoldsen, Ephriam; Heidi (Walter) Anaya, Lehi; 33 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Anna Lee (Olaf) Myrvang, Blanchard, ID.
Family funeral services will be held on Friday, January 28, 2022 in Lehi, UT. Burial will be on Monday, January 31, 2022 in the Evergreen Cemetery in Priest River, Idaho. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com