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

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

Edie was born Oct. 29, 1927, to Orville and Alice (Davis) Altenburg in Sanborn, N.D. She attended Sanborn High School. Edith married Lyle Arthur on Oct. 26, 1951, in Miles City. 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. She also cooked for the Winnett Public Schools. After moving to Great Falls, she worked for Charlotte’s Web and Kicker’s 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, Colo.; sons Butch (Phyllis) Arthur of Winnett, Keith (Kim) Arthur of Great Falls, and Dan (Haeran) Arthur of Great Falls; grandchildren Brandon (Tisha) Arthur of Laurel, 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.

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