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Charles Edward Westwood Charles Edward Westwood 73 of Billings, Montana, Austin, Texas and Kona, Hawaii passed away March 23rd surrounded by his loved ones at home in Billings from cancer. Charles was born in Billings, Montana to Florence and Arthur Westwood February 7th, 1940. He grew up on the family ranch, attending school at Lodge Grass and Shattuck Military Academy. He went on to graduate from Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania. After graduating he worked his way up to the rank of captain in the air force, spending three wonderful years in Turkey. He later worked at Security Bank and was a partner in Westwood Lindberg and Associates specializing in real estate development and investment. Charles married the love of his life Virginia on July 20th, 1963 and they were happily married 49 years. Charles had a passion for flying and enjoyed sailing, traveling and was always up for a party or a glass of wine around the campfire. He was known for his abundant generosity, supporting many missions, serving on the board of Deaconess Hospital from 1972-1985, and serving as chairman in 1979 and 1980. He was also active at various churches, serving on mission trips and staffing classes at Youth with a Mission. Charles is survived by his wife Virginia, his sister and brother-in-law Laura and Charles Fricke; his son and daughter-in-law Art and Mary Kay Westwood; his daughter and son-in-law Alanya and Stuart Berthiaume; his seven grandchildren Laura Anne, Charles, Tessa, Weston, Justin, Mitchell, and Elizabeth; his nieces and nephews, the rest of his family, and many friends. Charles is preceded in death by his parents Florence E. Westwood, Arthur G. Westwood and his twin daughters. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held this summer at The Westwood Ranch in Lodge Grass, Montana on July 20th at 4:00 PM.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Mar. 29, 2013
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