BILLINGSS GAZETTE Friday, October 4, 2002

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Arthur Newton Egbert

BIG TIMBER - Arthur Newton Egbert went to be with his Lord and Savior, Oct. 2, 2002, at the St. Vincent hospital in Billings. His cause of death was due to complications from a stroke.

Art was the seventh of 10 children born to Mont and Myrtle Carter Egbert, on Aug. 25, 1932, in Harlem. He attended schools in Harlem and Rexberg, Idaho.

In 1950, he married his best friend and the love of his life, Doris Billmayer. To this union, four children were born: Connie (Lee) Wiggins, Laura (Jeff) Cowell, Sid (Karen) Egbert and Sandra (Les) Fuglevand.

In 1952, Art and Doris rented the Walt Campbell farm south of Turner; then in 1956, they purchased the Tom Sterling farm west of Turner. He enjoyed the quiet farm life, living in a caring community with wonderful friends and neighbors.

Art loved farming, cattle, horses, reading Zane Grey books, gardening, fishing and hunting with his dad and brothers, and later with his son and sons-in-law and friends. He enjoyed his wife and children; every summer having big family brandings, going to Chuckwagon Days and camping trips to Mission Canyon. He was a wonderful provider and devoted father.

Art was blessed with 12 grandchildren, Cache and Coyne Wiggins, Crystal (Jody) Manuel, Justin (Kristy Hedstrom) and Clay Cowell, Dallas and Karlene Egbert, Darcy, Julie (Thor) Loftsgaard, Maggie (Danny) Kimmel, Sadie (Josh) Miller and Ernie Fuglevand; four great-grandchildren, Tristan, Sarah and Sawyer Manuel, and Dylan Cowell.

In 1993, Art and Doris left the "Big Flat" and moved to Big Timber, where they cared for his mother-in-law while enjoying the mountain scenery, fishing and running fishing shuttles for other fishermen, grooming his yard and garden with his wife and especially the many visits from friends and family. He enjoyed fine dining and was a great cook himself.

We were all so very blessed for having Art, Dad, Grandpa, Pop-pa and Uncle Art in our lives. He had an infectious laugh, the most beautiful blue eyes and morals of the highest standard.

Art was preceded in death by his parents; brothers John (infant) and Tom; sisters Dixie, Phyllis and Myrna. Survivors include his wife Doris; sisters June (John) Ballou, Barbara (Jim) May, Eva (Chuck) Baker; and brother Ace (Bonnie) Egbert; numerous nieces and nephews.

Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chinook, with a reception following at the Chinook Senior Citizen Center.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Cremation or Funeral Gallery of Billings was in charge of arrangements for cremation.

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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Friday, October 4, 2002

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Arthur Newton Egbert

BIG TIMBER -- Former Turner resident Arthur Newton Egbert, 70, died Wednesday at a Billings hospital of complications from a stroke.

Services are 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chinook, followed by a reception at the Chinook Senior Citizens Center. Cremation or Funeral Gallery of Billings is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Doris, of Big Timber; children Connie (Lee) Wiggins, Laura (Jeff) Cowell, Sid (Karen) Egbert and Sandra (Les) Fuglevand; sisters June (John) Ballou, Barbara (Jim) May, Eva (Chuck) Baker; a brother, Ace (Bonnie) Egbert; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Art was blessed with 12 grandchildren: Cache and Coyne Wiggins, Crystal (Jody) Manuel, Justin (Kristy Hedstrom) and Clay Cowell, Dallas and Karlene Egbert, Darcy, Julie (Thor) Loftsgaard, Maggie (Danny) Kimmel, Sadie (Josh) Miller and Ernie Fuglevand. His great-grandchildren are Tristan, Sarah and Sawyer Manuel and Dylan Cowell.

Art was the seventh of 10 children born to Mont and Myrtle Carter Egbert on Aug. 25, 1932, in Harlem. He attended schools in Harlem and Rexburg, Idaho.

In 1950, he married his best friend and the love of his life, Doris Billmayer. To this union four children were born. In 1952, Art and Doris rented the Walt Campbell farm south of Turner, then in 1956 they purchased the Tom Sterling farm west of Turner.

Art enjoyed the quiet farm life, living in a caring community with wonderful friends and neighbors. Art loved farming, cattle, horses, reading, Zane Grey books, gardening, fishing and hunting with his dad and brothers, and later with his son, sons-in-law and friends.

He enjoyed his wife and children, every summer having big family brandings, going to Chuck Wagon Days and camping trips to Mission Canyon. He was a wonderful provider and a devoted father.

In 1993, Art and Doris left the "Big Flat" and moved to Big Timber, where they cared for his mother-in-law while enjoying the mountain scenery, fishing and running fishing shuttles for other fishermen. He also enjoyed grooming his yard and garden with his wife, and especially the many visits from friends and family. He enjoyed fine dining and was a great cook himself.

We were all so very blessed for having Art, Dad, Grandpa, Pop-pa and Uncle Art in our lives. He had an infectious laugh, the most beautiful blue eyes and morals of the highest standard.

Art was preceded in death by his parents; brothers John (infant) and Tom; sisters Dixie, Phyllis and Myrna; and a granddaughter, Emily Fuglevand.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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