Charles Edwin Stanton

Charles Edwin Stanton

Death 1 Apr 1987 (aged 77–78)
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Plot Stanton Family Plot: Maus Sec 284 Tier EE Chapel Floor
Memorial ID 75645287 · View Source
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"Charles Edwin Stanton also graduated from West High School in 1927 and went on to study at the University of Denver, the University of Colorado and at the Parson Schools of Design in New York City, New York and Paris, France.

He worked as an industrial designer with Raymond Loewy Associates in New York City and with Dorothy Draper as an interior designer on such projects as the Quitandinah Palace & Casino Resort, Petropolis, Brazil; Arrowhead Springs Hotel, California; Hampshire House, New York; and the Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.

Charles E. Stanton became one of the premier interior designers in the United States. He acted as interior decorator to President Truman during the White House renovation and reconstruction (1949-1952), and also decorated for Elizabeth Arden, and Lord & Taylor Department Store in New York City.

Charles E. Stanton became a well-known Denver socialite who in 1956 married May Bonfils, the heiress to the Fredrick Bonfils fortune.

Charles E. and May Bonfils-Stanton lived southwest of Denver at her Belmar Mansion, a replica of Marie Antoinette's Petit Trianon at Versailles.

May Bonfils-Stanton died in 1962 and Charles E. Stanton lived at Belmar until 1970 when he donated the property to the Catholic Church.

After May's death, Stanton founded the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, which supports arts, culture, community service, science and medicine in Denver.

Charles E. Stanton died in Denver, Colorado on April 1, 1987."


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  • Created by: Dr. Andree Swanson
  • Added: 28 Aug 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 75645287
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Edwin Stanton (1909–1 Apr 1987), Find a Grave Memorial no. 75645287, citing Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Dr. Andree Swanson (contributor 47094290) .