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Howard C Faux

July 11, 1927 — April 11, 2019

April 12, 2019


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


The vigil/rosary services will be at 7:00pm, Monday, April 22nd, in St Joseph’s Catholic Church.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00am, Tuesday in St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 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 US Navy, serving during World War II, becoming a member of the “Great 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 for 7 years, bowled with the Cherry Pickers League, enjoyed shooting pool and playing golf.  Howard served on the Hospital Board for over 30 years and represented the Board when the Healing Garden was established.


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; 6 children Christine (Mark) LaMoreaux in Moscow, ID; Russell Faux in Boston, MA; Priscilla Faux in Redmond, OR; Sarah Faux in Sandpoint; MARY Catherine (Dave) Gressard in Moscow, ID; and Laura Kay (Sean) Donnelly in Sandpoint.  Also surviving are numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren; and two sisters Nelda Raynolds in Buhl, ID;  Nelma Howard in Jerome, ID.  Howard is also survived by his “Beloved Boston Red Sox”

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

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