Thomas P. McArthur

Thomas P. McArthur

Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Death 4 Nov 2005 (aged 80)
Leeds, Washington County, Utah, USA
Burial Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 12270374 · View Source
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Thomas P. McArthur, died November 4th, 2005, in Leeds, Utah. Caboose of the Moroni and Emma Cottam McArthur clan was born February 28th, 1925 in St. George, Utah. His siblings were Nellie Gubler (Emil), Florence Leavitt (L.Glen), Irvin McArthur (Rita), Eldon McArthur (Denise), Ross McArthur (Mae), Rex McArthur (Ella), Annie Jennings (Leon), Fern Hafen (Weston) and Willard McArthur.

Tom spent his youth herding cows and trying to survive his older siblings. He was successful for a great many years, 80+ in fact.

In 1944 Tom married Fae Dalton of Hurricane, Utah and left for WWII one week later. Tom served proudly and with honor for the United States Army in the foxholes of Northern Italy and passed his profound patriotism to those around him.

Upon his return from WWII, Tom attended watchmaking school in Sacramento, California, apprenticed to Steadman Jewelers for one year in Murray, Utah and then returned to St. George to settle down. The doors of McArthur Jewelers opened for the first time on May 4th, 1950 and remain open to this day.

Over the course of the next 51 years, Tom and Fae raised their own McArthur clan consisting of: Margarett M. Blake (Richard), Thomas D. McArthur (Allison), Gwen M. Woodbury (David), Darrel D. McArthur (Penny), Julie Fae M. Schmutz (Jeff), Richard D. McArthur (Meg), and Jeanie McArthur (Robin Young). Tom and Fae are survived by 40 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren with numbers still growing!

Tom loved the out of doors and passed that love on to not only his children and grandchildren, but to an untold number of others whose lives have been enriched by knowing him.

He appreciated a good hunt and especially a good hike such as "Fat Mans Misery".

Tom lost Fae in October of 1995 and was blessed with a second love when he married Pearl Steele of Leeds, Utah. To this union was brought: Bill Steele (Cindy), Jeff Steele (Pat), Rhonda Rasmussen (Karl), Terri Condie (Briandon), Angie Murdoch (Reed), Kristi Nemelka (Todd), Wendy Cowan (Wally) Ren Steele (Melissa), 34 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

If we could only use one sentence to sum up Tom McArthur, it would undoubtedly have to be "AH YES, THIS IS THEE LIFE".

Many of us remember him reciting poetry, some of which he wrote. He was likely to share some poems while repairing a clock or just stopping to say hi.

He loved his Heavenly Father and lived his life as he knew his Savior would have him live. He was a wonderful example to all and we never heard him speak ill of anyone.

During the course of his amazing life, Tom dedicated a great amount of time to the Boy Scouts of America and was recognized for his service by receiving the Silver Beaver Award. Because of his unqualified love for everyone, he enriched the lives of all he met. We will miss everything about him. Thank you for being the best.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 12, 2005, 11:30 a.m., at the Washington Buena Vista LDS Stake Center, 860 N. Fairway Dr., Washington, UT . A visitation will be held Friday, from 5-8 p.m., at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 W. St. George Blvd., and Saturday, from 10-11 a.m., prior to services at the Stake Center. Interment will be in the St. George City Cemetery under the direction of Metcalf Mortuary 435-673-4221.

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  • Added: 6 Nov 2005
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