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 Charles Frederick “Charlie” Welch

Charles Frederick “Charlie” Welch

Birth
Morgan, Morgan County, Utah, USA
Death 14 Oct 2005 (aged 102)
Lovell, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Cowley, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA
Memorial ID 18042024 · View Source
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Charles F. Welch

April 21, 1903 – October 14, 2005

Charles F. Welch died at New Horizons Care Center in Lovell on Friday, October 14, 2005.

He was born on April 21, 1903, in Morgan, Utah.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert H. and Emily Fry Welch; four sisters; three brothers; his son, Robert; daughter, Emily; a grandson, Robert Lynn Welch; and a granddaughter, Linda Tebbs, Emily's daughter.

When Charles was 16 years old, he came to Cowley to live with his sister and brother-in-law, Jesse and Ivy Crosby. He attended Big Horn Academy. On February 20, 1924, he married his sweetheart, Brew Godfrey. In 1932 they moved to a ranch near Heart Mountain, returning to Cowley five years later to buy the farm where he remained the rest of his life. During that time he ranched in Bowler, Mont. for 10 years.

His wife died February 12, 1938, leaving him with five children to raise.

He married Louise Lewis McDermott on December 20, 1944. Louise's son Jim became a member of the Welch family.

After Louise's death on July 10, 1980, he married Anna Lisa Strom.

Charles is survived by Arlene Welch, Gae Asay, Carol Baston, Terry (Jerry) Brown and Jim McDermott; 28 grandchildren; 80 great-grandchildren; and 37 great-great-grandchildren.

As well as being an outstanding farmer, he was an accomplished carpenter. He built his house, garage , granary and barn. In later life he made cupboards, tables, chairs and dollhouses. Many of these cherished gifts went to far off places. With his failing eyesight, it was impossible to use power saws, so his favorite hobby came to an end.

His family feels his greatest accomplishment was teaching his children to have good principles and to be a good Samaritan. Charles never passed up anyone in trouble. Hitchhikers got a ride to where they were going and some money for a meal or a bus ticket. He took one man clear to Hardin, Mont. to save him from a bitter cold day. Many people appreciated getting a few gallons of gas to take them on their way.

He will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the Cowley LDS Chapel. Burial will follow at the Cowley Cemetery.


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  • Created by: Cindy Goodrich
  • Added: 24 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18042024
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Frederick “Charlie” Welch (21 Apr 1903–14 Oct 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18042024, citing Cowley Cemetery, Cowley, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Cindy Goodrich (contributor 46835688) .