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Edith Arthur
Edith Arthur


Edith Arthur

Oct 29, 1927 - Sep 16, 2012

Edith Emogene (Altenburg) Arthur, 84, of Great Falls, a retired restaurant operator and cook, died on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Peace Hospice of natural causes.


A memorial service will be at First Alliance Church on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Schnider Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


Edie was born October 29, 1927 to Orville and Alice (Davis) Altenburg in Sanborn, North Dakota. She attended Sanborn High School.  Edith married Lyle Arthur on October 26, 1951 in Miles City, Montana. They celebrated 60 years together last year. Edie and Lyle enjoyed square dancing for many years. She was a devoted wife and mother.


Edie worked in and operated restaurants in Circle and Winnett, MT. She also cooked for the Winnett Public Schools. After moving to Great Falls, she worked for Charlotte’s Web and Kickers Grill. Edie loved to sew, knit, crochet, and bake. People came from miles around to enjoy her cooking and baking.


She is survived by her husband Lyle Arthur of Great Falls; sister Zella Severson of Longmont, CO; sons and daughters-in-law, Butch and Phyllis Arthur of Winnett, Keith and Kim Arthur of Great Falls, and Dan and Haeran Arthur of Great Falls;  grandchildren, Brandon (Tisha) Arthur of Laurel, MT, Shannon Stegal and Sheri Carrington of Hawaii, Aaron (Amber) Arthur of Miles City, Amy (Jay) Forsman of Great Falls, Adam (Shy) Arthur of Billings, Jung Ah and You bin Arthur of Great Falls, and five great grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister Betty Phalzer; her brother James O. Altenburg, and her grandson Bradley Arthur.


Memorials may be sent to Lewtana Bible Camp, PO Box 114, Lewistown, MT  59457; Peace Hospice, 1101 26 St S, Great Falls, MT  59405, or a charity of one’s choice. 


Public Guest Book

Sep 18th
Marsha Severson Campbell
May you Rest in peace aunt Edith, you will never be forgotten.
Sep 18th
Debi (Altenburg) Phillips
Uncle Lyle, Butch, Keith and Danny: I want you all to know that I have many fond memories of my Aunt Edie and she will be missed by everyone who knew her. I was very fortunate to have had the time to really get to know her when we worked together at the Hilltop Cafe!! She taught me so much about being a responsible employee as well as how to make her famous chocolate chip "pan" cookies!! I will miss her. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I love you all.
Sep 18th
Russ and Frances Kingrey
We were sure sadden to hear of Edith passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Sep 18th
Larry & Sheri Schmidt
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sep 18th
Dennis W Arthur
Although it has been at least 40 years since I had some of Aunt Eddies cream pie , I still remember them as the best I ever had. My condolences to Uncle Lyle and my cousins.
Sep 19th
Rosie & Steve Mitchell
Lyle, Butch, Keith, and Danny-So sorry to read about Edie's passing. We will be praying for your families that you may have the love of God as you heal. When it is a close family member it is hard to grasp that God gave us those people only to borrow-some for longer than others. I'm sure you have many wonderful memories of Edie as she was a very special person. In God's love!
Sep 19th
Linda & Gary Gershmel
We have many memories from the time you all lived in Winnett. Edie was the one we counted on when we had our little cafe here & we spent many an hour together. She could always manage to see the humor in any situation & she made the best pies!
God bless & comfort you.
Sep 19th
Loretta (Rasmusson)Kluksdal
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. My prayers are with you all.
Sep 20th
Susan Severson Smith
Uncle Lyle, Butch, Keith and Danny...I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Even though I didn't get to really know Edie until I moved up to Montana in the late '70s, I will always remember her. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers at this time.


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