Char (Charlene) Marie Bull-Fenolia of Conifer passed away Friday, January 27th. A celebration of life will be held 2PM, Friday, March 10th, 2023, at The Barn Chapel at Evergreen Memorial Park, 26624 N. Turkey Creek Rd., Evergreen, CO 80439. Char is survived by her daughter Nichole (Christian) Hawks of Bailey, sons Jacob (Amy) Fenolia of Wyoming and Levi (Christina) Fenolia of Denver; grandchildren Orion, Leo, Johnathan James, Lincoln, and Madison; as well as her mother-in-law, brothers and sisters, brothers and sisters-in law, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and first cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Robert Fenolia.
Born on October 5th, 1957, in Butte, Montana to Fred and Leah (Huhtanen) Bull. Growing up with a bother and two sisters, her family lived in several towns of western Montana for her father’s work as a teacher and coach. The family moved back to Butte in 1969. She was a Worthy Advisor in Rainbow Girls and was a page at the Montana Grand Council of Rainbow Girls.
After graduating from Butte High in 1975 she attended Montana Tech for one year. She then was a manager for House of Fabrics in Butte, Bozeman, and Havre before meeting Robert Fenolia, then marrying him on December 31st, 1981, at Mountain View Methodist Church. They chose to raise their family in Colorado, living first in Broomfield, then in Conifer, in the Rocky Mountain Foothills, where they enjoyed the beauty for the rest of their lives.
She was a dedicated mother, making sure her children were at camps, scouts, sports, and other activities. Char was a talented seamstress, she made her children wonderful, matching dress clothes as well as costumes any child would dream of. She was actively involved the community and was one of the first women to be a cub scout leader in the state of Colorado. Charlene played the trumpet in her high school band, having a musical talent that she passed down to her children and grandchildren. She taught her children to read prior to starting school instilling in them a love of reading.
Char was a devoted grandmother. Known as “Bunny” to her grandchildren, she would have them for sleepovers, travel to Wyoming for weekend stays, and FaceTime when in-person time was not available. She always had fun treats for them, loved to play Legos, games, and take them to parks.
She and Bob enjoyed traveling, especially to visit lighthouses on the coasts, Niagara Falls, and Hawaii as often as possible.
Contributions may be made in Char’s memory to her favorite charities - American Cancer Society, Denver Chapter By Phone (303) 758-2030, 2255 S. Oneida St. Denver, CO 80224 (designate funds to stay local); donate.cancer.orgDorothy Holder Sarcoma Research Memorial Fund @ Anschutz University Hospital, 1800 Grant Street Denver, CO 80203, giving.cu.edu/…/dorothy-holder-sarcoma-research-memorial-fu… ;Imerman Angels 205 W. Randolph, 19th Floor Chicago IL 60606, imermanangels.donordrive.com; Amputee Coalition, 900 East Hill Avenue Suite 390 Knoxville, TN 37915, www.amputee-coalition.org