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Donna Ruth Johnson Archibald
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Birth: Oct. 28, 1919
Fremont County
Idaho, USA
Death: Aug. 23, 2010
Idaho Falls
Bonneville County
Idaho, USA

Donna Ruth Johnson Archibald, 90, of Idaho Falls, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, at the Fairwinds Sand Creek Retirement Home.

She was born Oct. 28, 1919, in Wilford, Idaho, to Raymond Kenneth Johnson and Wealthy Jane Pincock. She was raised and attended schools in Wilford, graduating from Sugar Salem High School.

On June 28, 1940, she married David Merlin Archibald in the Logan, Utah, LDS Temple. Together they had five children. They lived for many years in Cody, Wyo., and then for 30 years in Billings, Mont., before moving back to eastern Idaho.

She is survived by her husband, D. Merlin Archibald of Idaho Falls; daughters, DeeAnn (Wayne) DeMill of Jemez Springs, N.M., and Beth Stone of Jonesboro, Ark.; sons, Brent (Henrietta) Archibald of Layton, Utah, Donald (Sherry) Archibald of Rigby and Leon (Valeen) Archibald of Ledyard, Conn.; sisters, Mildred Peterson of Welton, Ariz., Lorayne Harris of Sandy, Utah, and Karen (Doug) Swenson of Springville, Utah; a brother, Kay (Joyce) Johnson of Idaho Falls; 27 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Alene Christensen; a granddaughter, Dawn DeMill; and a grandson, Kenneth MacPherson Archibald.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at the Rigby Stake Center. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Eckersell Memorial Chapel, 101 W. Main St., Rigby, and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Rexburg Cemetery, under the direction of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

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  David Merlin Archibald (1915 - 2010)*
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Rexburg Cemetery
Madison County
Idaho, USA
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Record added: Aug 25, 2010
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