Edward C. Faust

March 31, 1932 – April 2, 2012

Edward C. Faust, 80, of Lovell, died April 2, 2012, at North Big Horn Hospital in Lovell following complications from a stroke suffered in 2008. Funeral services were scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at 10 a.m. in the Pavilion at the Saratoga Cemetery. Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rostad Mortuary in Rawlins.

Mr. Faust was born March 31, 1932, in Joliet, Ill., to Elizabeth (Elmore) and Edward C. Faust, Sr. He attended school in Joliet until enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. On Jan. 22, 1958, in Tulsa, Okla., he was married to Betty Jewel Ames. They had four children together, three boys and one girl.

He moved to Wyoming in 1982, where he worked for the Forest Service until retiring in 1994. He had previously worked in timber, geological survey in Oklahoma, construction, the Arkansas State Parks and various other occupations.

In 1992 he was married to Pat Payne, and together they operated The Place at 10-Mile near Saratoga until 1999. They then moved to the Big Horn Basin and were planning to once again make their home in Saratoga.

He attended the Music Conservatory in Joliet, studying trumpet. He was a self-taught guitarist, playing professionally with his love of gospel, jazz and rhythym and blues. His hobbies included hound dogs, hunting, fishing, river guiding and outdoor life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Lilith, and a step-daughter, Linda Payne Pederssen.

Survivors include his wife, Pat, of Saratoga; sons Edward of Fayetteville, Ark., Steve of Springdale, Ark., and John of Ft. Smith, Ark.; daughter Elise Palen of New York, N.Y.; grandsons Jared, Dustin and Zack; granddaughter Stephanie Henderson; great-grandson Carter James Henderson; great-granddaughter McKinley Marie Henderson; step-son Bill Payne of East Prairie, Mo.; step-daughters Fran Payne-Rogers of Saratoga, Billie Jo (and Steve) Fredericks of Schenectady, N.Y., and their children Stephanie, Bob, and Will; and special friend Joe Irene of Saratoga.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Saratoga Cemetery Board or the charity of your choice.


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