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Kimberly Houck reporting The news of former president Ronald Reagan's death has the community of Utah remembering the man who led our country for almost a decade.
It's been 15 years since Reagan stepped down as America's leader, but people still remember him as if it were yesterday.
Americans were drawn to President Reagan's warmth and felt connected to the man who had the gift of being a great communicator.
Today, Utahns stopped what they were doing for a moment to reflect on the man who accomplished many things during his presidency.
Governor Olene Walker also has some favorite memories of President Reagan.
She was invited during the Reagan Administration to go to the White House and have lunch with the president. She says she mostly remembers how charismatic he was, and says President Reagan was one of the great political leaders of our time.
There's also a couple of other things about the former president that stick out in her mind.
Governor Olene Walker": "While giving speeches he had a sense of humor that would burst forth in little phrases here and there. I think his smile was infectuous. You had to always say, 'Hey, I think that's someone I could like.'"