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Jennie Lee McArthur, 86

Jennie Lee (Armstrong) McArthur was called home to our Lord on March 25, 2023. Jennie was born September 21, 1936, to George M. Armstrong and Juanita (Ballard) Armstrong.

Jennie was raised on the family ranch in the Cardwell area and attended school at Cardwell Elementary and Whitehall High School.

Jennie married Bob McArthur and six sons came to bless their home over the years. The family spent 10 years living in the Upper Ruby working for the Garden Creek Stock Association, and many years at the Circle S Ranch in Dillon where Bob cowboyed and Jennie cooked for the Circle S crew. Bob worked for the Sitz Angus Ranch for nearly 20 years as their cowboy and Jennie was always by his side. Jennie and her favorite horse Jingle-Bob always made a great pair. Jennie also worked for several years at the Fish, Wildlife and Parks sign shop in Whitehall, retiring in 2000.

Jennie had many hobbies including sewing, cooking, gardening, and woodworking, and she always had beautiful flower gardens.

Jennie was preceded in death by her husband Bob, her father George M. Armstrong, her mother Juanita Armstrong, her brother George Melvin Armstrong and her brother James Armstrong.

She is survived by her sister Janice Carmody, sister Gay (Dave) Forsman, brother Forest Armstrong, and sons, Leonard McArthur, Bob McArthur, Ken (Lori) McArthur, Jerry (Sheri) McArthur, Rick McArthur, Mike (Vickie) McArthur, 16 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Cardwell Community Church at 795 MT-359 Cardwell Montana or to the Tobacco Root Mountains Care Center at P. O. Box 308 in Sheridan, Montana 59749.

Services will be held at the Cardwell Community Church on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at 3 PM with Rev. William Grinder officiating. Interment will follow at the South Boulder Cemetery at Cardwell followed by a luncheon at the Church.


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