Deputy Salt Lake County Attorney Charles Drew Marson, 38, died Jan. 27, 1989, in Salt Lake City.
Mr. Marson was a deputy county attorney from 1975 until 1980, and from 1987 until his death. He left to work in private law practice for six years in the early 1980s.He prosecuted a number of well-known criminal cases, including John Michael Calhoun, who was convicted of killing O. Thayne and Lorraine Acord in 1980.
Mr. Marson was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and in 1972 came to Utah to attend the University of Utah Law School. He was president of his law school class and started working as a clerk in the Salt Lake County attorney's office before his graduation, becoming a deputy county attorney upon being admitted to the Utah Bar.
In 1980 he left the prosecutor's office to set up his own general practice, but returned to criminal prosecution in 1987.
Mr. Marson was active in the Utah Chapter of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association. He and his wife, Linda Edeiken, restored several homes in the Avenues and belonged to historical preservation groups.
Mr. Marson regularly provided free legal service to various groups including the Utah Heritage Foundation. He served on the school board of the Congregation Kol Ami religious schools.
A memorial service will be held at noon Jan. 30 in the Evans and Early Mortuary, 574 E. First South.