Montana Standard (Butte MT)                                              Friday, March 24,  2006

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Arthur Softich                                 

    ANACONDA - Arthur V. Softich, 85, of Anaconda died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Community Hospital of Anaconda.

    He was born Sept. 23, 1920, in Anaconda, to Joseph and Lubica Softich. He married Betty Gene Reed in May 1946 and enjoyed 49 years of marriage.   

    He was a faithful husband and a very dedicated caregiver to his wife the many years she was ill. He was proud of his Croatian and Goosetown heritage.

    He attended St. Peter's Grade School and graduated from Anaconda High School. He worked at several jobs before working 40 years at the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the Anaconda Catholic Community and Croatian Fraternal Union. He enjoyed family occasions and had a lifetime of many friends. His life was filled with many hobbies such as gardening, electronics, playing his guitar, and singing. His special love was being with his family enjoying holidays. He especially loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Lubica Softich; wife, Gene; brothers, Joseph Softich, Tony Softich, Ann Softich, Matt and Rosa Softich, Walt and Angela Softich; and grandchildren-in-law, Harvey and Grace Reed.

    He is survived by his daughters, Debbie Boyer, Joan Lindgren, Stephanie Softich; sons, Mark (Kathy) Softich and Chris (Sandy) Softich; grandsons, Billy Butler, Joe Perez, Matt and Nathan Kuffner; granddaughters, Jean Lindgren and Reed Perez; great-grandchildren, Micah and Emily; numerous nieces and nephews.

    Visitation with the family will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Longfellow Finnegan Funeral Home, where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Memorials: Anaconda Catholic Community or Community Nursing Home.

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