July 29, 1930-March 24, 2016
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Charles Lewis Favor was a humble and honorable man, born in Littleneck, New York and raised in New Jersey, where he grew amidst the beauty of the majestic woods. At the age of 13 Charles' parents put him on a train going West to attend the Orme Country School in Arizona, where he lived and learned for 3 years. He continued to work there throughout high school, becoming one of the main ranchers and learning the ways of the West. After graduating high school, Charles bought his own ranch in Ridgeway, Colorado and forevermore he had the heart of a cowboy.
He met his wife, Louise, at a Christmas party in 1960. They had 2 boys, Paul and Andy, and in 1965 their family moved farther west, to La Jolla, California. Charles was extremely involved in his boys' lives, even taking on the role of Scout Master in their Boy Scout troop. In La Jolla Charles became a mortician. There could not have been a kinder or gentler spirit than Charles, and he blessed enumerable families over the years with the thoughtful and dignified way he had of handling the end of others' lives. In 2008 Charles and Louise purchased a home in Montana, and they spent their time between the two locations, soaking up the beautiful country that he loved so much.
Charles is survived by his wife of 54 years, Louise, his sons Paul and Andy, daughters-in-law Kristi and Lisa, and grandchildren Katherine, Zachary, and Andrew. He will forever be remembered for his selflessness, his quiet humility, his honesty, and his deep wisdom. Thank you to his dear friends, family and Hospice By the Sea for all of your love and care.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Boys Town: 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010 or to Humane Society: 5500 Gaines Street, San Diego, CA 92110.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on May 15, 2016