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SURPRISE, Ariz. — Jerry Lee McArthur, born Sept. 28, 1940, passed away peacefully at home on March 29, 2011, in Surprise.

He was a graduate of the University of Montana and a former resident of Kent, Wash. Jerry served his country in the army and went on to work in retail management and later for the United States Department of Treasury. He retired in 2001 and moved to Surprise in 2004. Jerry enjoyed gardening, golfing, and fishing, but most of all, treasured time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Lorinda; two daughters, Coleen (Paul) Weglarz and Shelly (Mason) Wardell; grandchildren Emma Oosterman, Theryn Wardell, and Jack, Elizabeth and Owen Weglarz; and many other relatives and friends. Jerry was dearly loved and will be missed.

A visitation and service will be held Friday, April 15, at Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel (253-630-2736). Visitation is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon, with the service immediately following at 12 noon. Interment will take place at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent.

In lieu of flowers, please see donation information at, where you may also sign the online guest book.

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