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2 J The Lovell Chronicle I November 17, 2011 Louise McArthur Feb. 13, 1915- Nov. 9, 2011 Louise Welling McAr- thur, 96, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the New Hori- zons Care Center in Lovell. She was born Feb. 13, 1915, in Cowley. She was born to Alice Lyman Welling, who was 35 years old, and Wil- ford Woodruff Welling, 38. Louise was the seventh of 14 children. She was edu- cated in Cowley schools. Louise was married in 1935 to Robert Andrew Crow. They moved to Deav- er in 1936. She later mar- ried Willie Hyman Edgar in 1950, and after his death, was married to Kenneth Grant McArthur in 1985. They resided in Meetee- tse for 13 years, and after his death, she moved back to Deaver to live the rest of her life. Her husbands were oil field workers who took her into Canada and the western states. She loved living; the changing of the seasons gave her much happiness. The rain, wind, and sun challenged her to do bet- ter. She loved flowers of all colors, and she especial- ly loved bold ones. Louise loved gardening; she found joy in watching tender plants, peppers, cabbage and tomatoes struggle in the south window to grow. She looked forward to fall when she could pick vege- tables and flowers to share with neighbors and friends. She loved to sew and make things to wear. Her home was made pleasant with the rugs and things she could make. Embroidery she did, pictures of flowers and wild life. She loved her home, a place of refuge where she could incorporate col- or and her originality. She enjoyed solitude. When her husband was away at work she hoed, mowed and raked as if she could make heaven on earth. Louise loved the teach- ings of the church. She knew the gospel to be true. Many were her experienc- es to prove the efficacy of prayer. She thought the gift of the Holy Ghost, the greatest gift that could be given to mankind, a per- sonage of spirit who could guide, direct aright, re- ward for obedience, bring forgotten things to remem- brance, find things, pro- tect from danger, reward for obedience and to pun- ish for disobedience. Lou- ise wasn't always obedi- ent. All in all she had a happy life. She liked her neighbors and loved her husbands three, because they were what they were. She had friends and they were wonderful. She was rewarded to have Kenneth Grant McArthur take her to Meeteetse to live for 13 years. He protected her, encouraged her and un- derstood her peculiar per- sonality. He served her in every way a man could serve a woman. Louise died with love for her family and friends. She looked with mixed feelings toward meeting those who had gone ahead, for she of all people knew she could have done more in this life to receive the reward she might get in heaven. She served as a Relief Society president in Deav- er and Meeteetse. She also drove the school bus for 22 years, 18 of those years in Deaver, four in Big Piney. Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov.14 at 2 p.m. at the LDS Church in Cowley. Viewing and visitation were held one ...... hour prior to services at the church. Burial was in the Deaver-Frannie Cem- etery. Haskell Funer- al Home in Lovell was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www. haskellfuneralhome.com. John Clark Meek March 31, 1938- Nov. 10, 2011 John Clark Meek was born March 31, 1938, to Edmund "Tufty" Meek and Wilma Marguerite Prescott in Longview, Wash. He died at North Big Horn Hospital on Thursday, Nov. 10, with his wife Drue, his son John, his daughter Becky and granddaughter Danelle by his side in vigil. He was 73. John had many nick- names including "Doc," "The Good Doctor," "Big Guy" and "Doctor, Doctor." He has two brothers, Ed- mund Clay Meek and Mi- chael Meek. John was always an en- ergetic person with a "Type A" personality. He never stopped. He just kept go- ing. He slept perhaps four hours a night, worked two or three jobs at all times, had curiosity and joy of with his aunts and grand- mas and was raised in the Assembly of God Church, which was also called Holy Rollers. He went to church faithfully and watched their process. One day he was out working on his old car and a Fuller Brush man stopped to sell his mother supplies and later came out to the house to talk to John. The man was Andrew H. Hiney, a stake missionary for the LDS Church and John be- came interested and prom- ised to go to church the fol- lowing Sunday. This act changed the course of ac- tion in his life, his lifestyle and his friends. He was 14 when he was baptized by David Smith. He loved his church and held many positions during his lifetime. He was a Boy Scout leader for 16 years and his other po- sitions have been Sunday school president, Sunday school teacher, elder quo- rums president and high priest group leader for the Big Horn Stake. He was in the bishopric as first and second counselor. He had a strong testimony of the gos- pel. John served a mission for the church in the North Central States, which in- cluded Minnesota, Eastern Dakota, Manitoba and On- tario, Canada. After his mission he returned to BYU to finish his education and there he met a lovely young red-headed woman named Donna Renquist and they married in 1960. Donna taught elementary school so John could finish his de- gree, which was sociology, with a major in criminal science and a minor in psy- chology. During this time, he went to school, then worked cleaning cupo- los, furnace chimneys and boilers in Provo. He also worked at a gas station and got up at 3 a.m. to milk 78 cows, which paid the rent, and the family always had life. His personality w.as++, plenty of milk, cream and boisterous, his body was large and strong, he talk- ed fast, was a brilliant man and was fast and quick. When John was 16, his family moved to Othello, Wash., where he was very popular, played football, became the class president during his senior year and graduated from Othello btter. John also helped Donna collect bottles to sell, but made her go in the store to cash them in for a bit of money. During their marriage the couple had seven chil- dren: Becky, Margie, John, Tom, Ted, Michael and Lori Jo. During that time John was earning his de- .......................................................................................................................................................................... High School in 1956. The Marjorie Louise 'Cookie' Henson July 15, 1944- Nov. 14, 2011 A memorial service for Marjorie Louise "Cookie" Henson will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the First Baptist Church in Basin. Cookie, 67, died Monday, Nov. 14, at South Big Horn County Criti- cal Access Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born July 15, 1944, in Huntington Park, Calif., the daughter of James William and Mar- jorie Louise Schroer Wag- goner. She grew up in Cali- fornia and graduated from Granite Hills High School at E1 Cajon. She furthered her education by taking classes at Grossmont Col- lege, Cuyamaca College and the University of Wyo- ming. Cookie married Jay Henson Feb. 17, 1980, in Spring Valley, Cal. They moved to Basin in May 1992 and made their home on Orchard Bench Road. Cookie was a nurse's assistant and obtained her paraprofessional certifica- tion. She worked for School Dist. No. 4. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She loved animals. Cookie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Basin; was a volunteer in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program and was involved with the Body and Spirit therapeutic rid- ing program. Her parents, her broth- er Tom and her grandson, Bobby Yuen, preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband Jay Henson of Ba- sin; her daughter, Donna Koering of Greybull; two sons, Michael Koering of Oregon and Clayton Hen- son of Lovell; three broth- ers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Linda Waggoner of Temecula, Calif., Tim and Wanda Waggoner of Brunswick, Ga., and Mark and Eliana Waggoner of Bogota, Columbia; her sis- ter, Julie Birchfield of Ba- sin; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson. A luncheon for family and friends will be held at the First Baptist Church gymnasium immediate- ly following the memorial service. love of photography was in- stilled in him when he was in high school, and all his life he took pictures, had a dark room and spent many hours developing film. John's love of flying be- gan in his younger years when his dad built him an airplane swing with three automobile springs, and the swing hung between the ga- rage and the house and he spent hours "flying" that plane his dad made. He earned his pilot's license quite young and was a spray pilot during the summer months when he lived in Firth, Idaho, and was work- ing as a sixth-grade teacher and raising his family. He owned many planes during his lifetime and flew them not only to work but al- most every day. He wrecked plenty of them, too. John went to church Louell flssemblg of God Church 310 Idaho flue., Louell Services Sunday School -- 9:45 am Morning Worship - 10:50 am Sunday Night - 6:30 pm Wed. Bible Study - 7 pm Rev. Dan Jarvis 548-7105 gree in education. He was a sixth-grade teacher in Firth, principal there for seven years, and worked for his master's degree in elementary administration certification. John achieved two doc- torates while he worked as a teacher and a prin- cipal. He flew to Logan, Utah, to take his classes after school and earned his doctorate in business ad- ministration. He earned his second doctorate in Cali- fornia. He also established his business as a car deal- er, calling it The Flying "M." He enjoyed buying and selling cars all his life. He became a super- intendent in Cowley, Coalville, Idaho, Mackay, Idaho and Midvale, Ida- ho. He loved education and his work. He was the man in charge, either was loved or disliked by his school It . i / \\;  Serving Northern Big Horn County tied Methodist [ ] f% o u years at the comer of Park & Shoshone, Lovell Pastor Paula Morse Church: 548-7478 8:30 Deaver Worship 10:30 Lovell Worship + ............. 2s.. re,m,-'+, s,)gs ! -+ start ++ - P. +,-+,, + ; 00++II boards and people, and he was a fine educator. He slept very little, remod- eled homes, built homes at night; he loved life, loved to travel and had energy and strength of body and spirit. And always he flew planes. They were his ma- jor love in life. John wrecked his dream plane, a Bonanza, in 1995, was in a coma for four months, broke every bone in his body, has had many sur- geries and somehow came out of it after spending a year in the hospital. He was forced to retire because the wreck diminished his abili- ties to function as an ad- ministrator. His brilliant mind was affected, and he lost 20 percent of his high- er learning capabilities and became just a normal per- son. He met Drne Tebbs when he was a principal in Cowley and they spent many years together in turmoil, adventure, full commitment, love and re- spect. They were married in the 80s, both were educa- tors and had much in com- mon. They retired in Cow- ley in 1997 and have lived in the community in their retirement. Six years ago, John was diagnosed with bladder cancer and Diabetes II. He suffered surgery once more and though his cancer never returned, he was bedridden for the rest of his life. He endured this final illness with great aplomb, a decent attitude and suffered his in- dignities with heroic mea- sures. Patient even though he was crippled, grew weak, spent much time in the hos- pital, he faced his illness- es with gallantry and good nature. He grew patient, sweet, kind and was a won- derful companion and hus- band. We mourn him. He is survived by his mother, Marguerite Meek of Los Angeles, wife Drue, his ex-wife, Donna Hanson of Salt Lake City, his children, Becky and Todd Geary of Lyman, Marjorie and Phil Ovard of Hene- fer, Utah, John E. Meek of Stansbury Park, Utah, Ted and Jessica Meek of Las Ve- gas, Michael and Cigdem Meek of Braunsville,Texas, Lori Jo and Andy Metcalf of Salt Lake City, Michael Meek of Los Angeles and his sister-in-law Judie Meek of Othello, Wash. He is also survived by 26 grandchil- dren and 10 great-grand- children, relatives, friends and townspeople who have known him for so long. He was preceded in death by his father, Ed- mund "Tufty" Meek, his son, Thomas Warren Meek, and his brother, Eddie Meek. He was also preced- ed in death by his beloved Aunt Meg. Memorial services will be held at the LDS church in Cowley on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m., and a grave- side service will be held at a later date. Faith Southern Baptist  Church _! . 340 E. 3rd St., Lo'el Pastor Michael McKnight 548-6561 Services; Sunday School 9:45 am Morn. Worship 11 am Eve. Womhip 6 pm Wad. Bible Study 7 pm Nicholas R. Montanez Nov. 10, 1938- Nov. 13, 2011 Nicholas R. Montanez, 73, died on Sunday, Nov. 13, surrounded by his fam- ily. He was born Nov. 10, 1938, to Felipe and Josefa Montanez in Lovell. He married the love of his life Guadalupe Gonza- lez on Sept. 5, 1956. They were blessed with nine chil- dren. He served with the Wyoming National Guard from Nov. 28, 1955, to Dec. 16, 1963, when he was hon- orably discharged as a SP4. He loved being with his family most of all, but he also enjoyed playing cards, watching old westerns and novellas. He is survived by his children Sanjuanita Stan- ley, Julice (Rolando) Davi- la, Nick Jr., Tomas, Diana Stanfield, Rafael, Andres (Tricia), Raymundo, Les- lie (Mario) Davila and 33 grandchildren, 36 great- grandchildren and 10 brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by his wife Guadalupe, his son Martin, his parents and five brothers and sisters. His rosary will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, at Haskell Funeral Home at 7 p.m. His funeral will be held Friday, Nov. 18, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church at 11 a.m. He will be laid to rest at theLovell Cemetery following Mass. Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www. haskellfuneralhome.com. St. Joseph's Catholic Church 1141 Sh0shone Ave., Lovelt, WY Sacrifice of the Mass Sunday at 11:30 am Reverend Glen Szczechowski Worh+o S,,,e I ay 7 pm/ 9:00 am /Rev. Kurt McNabb / Sunday School 10:30am  56E. Main [ Bible Lesson J 6 pm  . Lovell 5th & Montana, 548-7127 Rev. Christopher Brandt 9:15 am Bible Study 10:30 am Worship Service Wednesday Service 7:30 pm The Lutheran Church-Missoun Synod 548-;'021 www.hyarttheater.com 00oot{oose Rated PG-13 113 minutes Friday, Nov, 18 7 pm Saturday, Nov, 19 3&7 pm