Howard C. Faux, 91

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Howard C. Faux, 91, passed away, with his family by his side, on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

The vigil/rosary services will be at 7 p.m., Monday, April 22, in St Joseph’s Catholic Church. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday in St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Howard was born in Buhl, Idaho, on July 11, 1927, the son of Clint and Dora Faux. He graduated from high school in Buhl and then joined the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II, becoming a member of the “Greatest Generation.” He earned his bachelor’s degree, from the University of Idaho in business administration in 1949. He also graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School, a branch of the University of Washington in Seattle.

Howard married Mary Sandell on Sept. 3, 1950, in Burley, Idaho. He later lived in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, working for Idaho First National Bank, being transferred to the Sandpoint branch in 1962. He was the manager and vice-president for many years, spending 42 years as a North Idaho banker. He would later become a real estate broker, selling real estate in the Sandpoint area.

He was an active member of the Sandpoint Kiwanis and a lifelong member of the B.P.O.E. He had coached Little League baseball fvor seven years, bowled with the Cherry Pickers League, enjoyed shooting pool and playing golf. He served on the Hospital Board for over 30 years and was an original member of the Healing Garden, representing the Hospital Board.

Howard was an active member of St Joseph’s Catholic Church, was a lector for 30 years and enjoyed leading the rosary.

He is survived by his wife, of 68 years, Mary Faux in Sandpoint; six children, Christine (Mark) LaMoreaux in Moscow, Idaho, Russell Faux in Boston, Mass., Priscilla Faux in Redmond, Ore., Sarah Faux in Sandpoint; Mary Catherine (Dave) Gressard in Moscow, and Laura Kay (Sean) Donnelly in Sandpoint. Also surviving are numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Nelda Reynolds in Buhl, and Nelma Howard in Jerome, Idaho. Howard is also survived by his “beloved Boston Red Sox.”

He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Peter John.

Family and friends are invited to sign Howard’s online guestbook at coffeltfuneral.com.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Coffelt Funeral Service of Sandpoint.

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