Extracted from "The Missoulian," published at Missoula, Montana. Online edition, March 16, 2000:
CHARLES NOBEL SANDERS
MISSOULA - Charles Nobel Sanders, 90, was promoted to his eternal home on Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at St. Patrick Hospital.
He was born on Feb. 28, 1910, in Cando, N.D., to Harry and Myrl Sanders. Charles moved with his family to Solway, Minn., where he spent his younger years on a farm. Charles also worked in the woods cutting timber, as a mechanic and later became a machinist. He attended a rural one-room schoolhouse that had all eight grades. Charles was the oldest of seven children, having four brothers and two sisters.
On Aug. 23, 1933, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth "Betty" Marks in Solway. They have been happily married and blessed of God to have shared 66 1/2 years together.
Charles enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting and hiking in the woods and mountains. He loved to play the guitar and violin and sing gospel songs.
Charles retired in 1973 from a large naval ordinance shop in Minneapolis and moved to Missoula to live. They enjoyed spending several winters in Southern California and Arizona in their RV.
His priority in life was faithfully attending church; he served as an elder for many years and taught Sunday school. He had been a member of the Missoula Alliance Church for the past 26 years. We who knew him are so grateful for the kind of person he was when God called him home. Charles was a loving husband, a faithful Christian, a respected workman and a delightful friend.
Charles was preceded in death by his father and mother, four brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth. two nieces, one nephew and a host of friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 17, from 4-7 p.m. at Garden City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 18, at 2 p.m. at the Missoula Alliance Church (100 East Foss Court) with burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Cemetery. There will be a reception following the committal services at the church.
In lieu of flowers it is requested that memorials be made to the Missoula Alliance Church for the building of the new sanctuary.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory.
This obit posted as a courtesy. I am not related to the Sanders or Marks families.