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Charles Hoskin

1939 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Charles Hoskin Obituary
Charles "Charlie" Hoskin passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.  
Charlie was born in Powell, Wyo. July 22, 1939 to Clarence and Hannah Hoskin. 
He lost his father at a young age and left school after eighth grade to work his family farm near Bridger, Mont.
In his late teens, he moved to Billings and shortly discovered he was not alone in the big city. He saw Annie's blonde hair at her apartment window from the street as he walked by. They were married April 14, 1956. They had their first home and their two children in Billings where he worked at a service station.  
City dwelling was not the life for Charlie and Annie, so they purchased a farm near his childhood home. They built a successful farming and ranching business and raised their children near Bridger, Montana.
After both children were grown, they sold their farm, moving to Red Rock, south of Dillon, Montana, working on a large cattle ranch. Along with the daily work of a cattle ranch, it was here that Charles and Annie developed a love for woodworking and built a houseful (and then some!) of beautiful, finely-crafted furniture. Additionally, they dabbled in photography and Charlie did trapping and leather braiding. 
They purchased a travel trailer in which they lived in for a couple years traveling the Western states. They settled in Blackfoot in the spring of 1987 where they continued farming and ranching until retirement. He had dear friends, neighbors and family and is remembered for his kindness and helping hand.
Nearly all of Charlie's work, hobbies and interests were shared by his wife, Annie. Everything they did was a team effort. Perhaps his most significant work was the devotion and care he had given Annie during the time she has suffered with Alzheimer's.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Annie; daughter, Joan Nelson; grandchildren, Kelly Nelson and Erica Nelson; great grandchildren, Bailey and Payton; and his brother, Jim (Phyllis) Hoskin; niece and nephews.
Charlie was proceeded in death by his parents; half brother, Floyd Hoskin; and son, John Hoskin.
In accordance to his wishes, Charlie will be cremated and have no formal service. There will be a gathering of family and friends at the Bingham County Senior Citizen Center in Blackfoot on Saturday, June 25 from 6-8 p.m. Cremation is under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on June 23, 2016
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