Central Montana Obituaries

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John Edward Challans, 72

John Edward Challans, 72, passed away at his home on Friday July 7, 2017. He was born on August 16, 1944 at the Peel Street Hospital in Nottingham, England to Lewis Henry and Ann Elizabeth (Lakin) Challans. John attended the Trent Bridge School in Nottingham from 1949 to 1959.

During his younger years, John enjoyed hunting and fishing and helping on the ranch. He loved family gatherings and holidays at the ranch. John worked for Thomas Foreman and Sons as an Apprentice Printer and for Cantrell and Concran as a truck driver.

John played Cricket and Snooker for Thomas Foreman and Sons. On Saturdays he liked to watch his football, “soccer” and preferred not to be interrupted. John had a great love for his family and friends. As he got older he enjoyed hanging out with his kids and grandkids, having BBQ’s, going for rides in the mountains and listening to music; mostly Elvis and always loud. He loved his dog Silver. She was his companion and they went everywhere together.

John was a one of a kind kind of guy that left us with lots of memories that we will treasure forever.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents; mother, Ann Elizabeth (Lakin) Challans-Tuss; brother, Brian Challans; and son, Edward Challans.

John is survived by his father, Lewis Henry Challans (a.k.a. Jack, age 102); ex-wife Sheila Barnaby Wilson; children, Brian (Lori) Challans, Aaron (Rebekah) Challans, Deborah Wilson-Challans (Carl Goodall), Sally Wilson-Challans, and Mike (Crystal) Challans; daughter-in-law, Angela; ex-wife, Pam; step-children, Mark, Nina, and Lisa; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren (too many to list).

At John’s request, cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.

Arrangements are under the care of Creel Funeral Home. John’s family and friends can share memories and condolences www.creelfuneralhome.com