Charles Frost

Charles Lynn Frost, seen at left in 2018, played Sister Dottie S. Dixon as a recurring character — first with Pygmalion Productions, then with Salt Lake Acting Company.

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Charles Lynn Frost, the Utah actor and playwright who created the irrepressible Sister Dottie S. Dixon — a Latter-day Saint mom with a big mouth and a bigger heart — has died.

Frost died Wednesday, May 19, after a battle with colon cancer, his friend Babs De Lay, the Salt Lake City real estate agent and LGBTQ activist, wrote in a Facebook post. He was 67.

“A lot of people probably think they’re the most special people in the whole world, because they were his friend,” his oldest son, Ryan Frost, said Thursday.

Frost and Troy Williams first created the character of Sister Dottie in 2007 for a weekly half-hour radio show, “What Not, What Have You and Such as That with Sister Dottie S. Dixon,” on community station KRCL, where Williams was the station’s public affairs director.

Dottie was a loyal, casserole-making member of the Spanish Fork (she pronounced it “fark”) Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — but sometimes found the church’s shunning of the LGBTQ community contrary to Jesus’ message to love thy neighbor.

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