|Birth: ||Feb. 4, 1924|
|Death: ||May 11, 2009|
Coeur d'Alene Press:
Jo Marie Arney passed away May 11, 2009, in Coeur d'Alene at the age of 84 years after an extended illness. Jo Marie was born Josephine Marie Cramer in Boise, Idaho, on Feb. 4, 1924, to Judge John and Charlotte (Broadwater) Cramer.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Pat; her sister, Charlotte Ann Lafrenz; her six children, Susan Gage, Sally Arney, John Arney, Betsy Chamberlain, Cathy Jones and Bob Arney, seven grandchildren and four great-grands.
Joe Marie grew up in Lewiston, Idaho, and attended the University of Idaho, where she graduated with a Home Economics Degree. She belonged to Gamma Phi Beta sorority. She moved to Coeur d'Alene in 1955 to accept a teaching position at Coeur d'Alene High School. She married Pat in 1956.
Jo Marie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and friend to many. She and Pat enjoyed many years on Lake Coeur d'Alene on Arney's Ark. She loved to dance, play bridge, shop and travel. She was very artistic throughout her life and while on vacation in Mexico discovered her talent for drawing. She came back and took art lessons and drew wonderful pictures of her grandchildren.
Jo Marie loved a good party. Her brownies were legend among friends.
There will be a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2009, at the ENGLISH FUNERAL CHAPEL, Coeur d'Alene. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 18, 2009, at St. Thomas Catholic Church with burial to follow at Forest Cemetery, Coeur d'Alene. ENGLISH FUNERAL CHAPEL, Coeur d'Alene, is in charge of services.
Family suggests memorials to St. Thomas Catholic Church Building Fund or Kootenai Health Foundation at Kooteani Medical Center.
Please sign Jo Marie's guest registry and view her online memorial at www.englishfuneralchapel.com.
John W Cramer (1896 - 1977)
Charlotte Broadwater Cramer (1901 - 1989)
Created by: Colleen Turnbow English
Record added: May 12, 2011
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