Conaway, Charles B. (February 15, 1914 - September 9, 1995)

Charles B. Conaway

Douglas Budget - September 13, 1995

Funeral services for Charles B. Conaway, 81, of Sidney, Mont., will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Fulkerson Memorial Chapel in Sidney.

Funeral service will also be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Colyer Funeral Home Chapel in Torrington.

Mr. Conaway was born Feb. 15, 1914, to Charles and Dudley Conaway in Torrington. His mother served as the Goshen County Clerk of Court from 1925-55. His father was one of the first physicians in Torrington.

He spent his childhood there with his brother John. Mr. Conaway graduated from Torrington High School and later worked as a baker at a local bakery. In 1934 he went to work at Holly Sugar as an accountant.

Mr. Conaway married Marion Rohlff on May 16, 1936, at Ogallala, Neb. They made their home in Torrington until 1947 when he was transferred to Holly Sugar in Sidney, Mont.

His wife Marion died in 1954. On June 4, 1955, he married Loretta Dardis in Sidney.

He remained with Holly Sugar until he retired in 1979 after 45 years. Mr. Conaway also worked at the Sidney Country Club before and after he retired. His wife Loretta died in September 1975.

Mr. Conaway was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, the Elks Lodge and the Sidney Country Club. He enjoyed golfing, baseball, ice skating, singing, bowling, bridge, wood-working, hunting and gun-smithing. He received numerous honors and awards, including an appreciation award from the Sidney Golf and Country Club in 1976 for his countless hours of work.

In 1978 the Sidney Jaycees names him "Boss of the Year". In 1985 Mr. Conaway was presented with an honorary lifetime membership to the Sidney Country Club. He moved to Poplar, Mont., in 1989 and returned to Sidney in 1991. He has lived in Richland Homes since Sept. 1991.

Mr. Conaway died Saturday, Sept. 9, 1995, at the Richland Homes in Sidney, Mont.

Survivors include one son Ronald Conaway of Oklahoma City, ,Okla.; daughters Barbara Reynolds of Glenrock, Julia Bendanella of Blommington, Ind., Susan Frantzick of Poplar; step-daughter Zetta Palmer of Aurora, Colo.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Mr. Conaway was preceded in death by his parents, two wives and his brother John.

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