Nov. 2, 1931 — Sept. 24, 2021
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Ron Faust Courtesy photo

Ron Faust joined his beloved wife Georgiana Coppedge Faust (1933-2019), passing quietly in his sleep at his home in Billings, Mont., on Sept. 24, 2021.

Born in Forsyth, Mont., on Nov. 2, 1931, Ron was the oldest child of Katherine Minerva McRae, of Rosebud, and Francis (Frank) Xavier Faust, a Minnesota native and founder of the Roxy Theater.

Ron met the love of his life in 1951, when his UM fraternity brother Jack Coppedge invited him to Polson for golf and Jack’s teenage sister Georgiana came out to caddy. They married on March 3, 1956, forging a 62-year partnership.

The young couple spent their early years abroad, spending time in Brazil, Venezuela and Mexico City before returning to Montana in 1967.

Ron and Georgiana loved spending time at their cabin on the West Boulder River and were big Grizzly football fans. They traveled extensively and treated their kids and grandkids to trips to Disneyland, Disney World, Europe, San Diego, Mexico and Hawaii.

They loved watching their Montana grandkids take the field for the Columbus Cougars and thoroughly enjoyed all interactions with the community of Columbus.

Among the many people that will miss Ron are his sister, Sharon Lincoln; sisters-in-law Gay Federico and Sharon Fulton (Bob); children Steve Faust (“Betz”), Johanna Kern (Joe) and Ronnie Faust (Kay); grandchildren Wilson (Shelby), Charles (Kelli), and Franklin Faust, Brooke Kern, Stephanie Edwards (Jeff), Samuel Faust (Rachel), and Louis Faust and great grandchildren Thea Delaney Faust, Mara Joy Faust, Archer Duke Edwards, and Quincy Kay Edwards.

Memorials may be made to Ron and Georgiana’s favorite charity, Project Hope, 428 East Pike Avenue, P.O. Box 1443, Columbus, MT 59019.

A service is planned for Saturday, Nov. 6, 2 p.m, at Smith West Chapel, 304 34th Street West, Billings, MT 59102