Doris Louise Arnett

Doris Louise Arnett

Townsend, Broadwater County, Montana, USA
Death 22 Nov 2007 (aged 53)
Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
Burial Townsend, Broadwater County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 23270570 · View Source
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Doris Louise Arnett, 53, of Mountain Home, Idaho, passed away on Nov. 22, 2007, in Boise, Idaho, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Doris was born on May 5, 1954, in Townsend to Albert E. "Bud" Arnett and Vera (Ramspeck) Arnett. She was raised in Townsend and attended Broadwater County schools. Following her high school graduation in 1972, she attended Montana State University.

Doris enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1975. She chose a non-traditional career field for a woman and trained at Chanute AFB in Illinois as a missile maintenance technician. She was assigned to Minot AFB in North Dakota, where she met her best friend, Jackie (Ricord) Pilkington. In 1979, she continued to forge new ground professionally and cross-trained in aircraft maintenance at Sheppard AFB in Texas. Over the years, she was stationed at Homestead AFB in Florida, Eglin AFB in Florida, Okinawa AFB in Japan, Holloman AFB in New Mexico, Incirlik AFB in Turkey, and Mountain Home AFB in Idaho. In addition, her travels took her through the Azores, Venezuela, the Philippines, Germany, Canada (Cold Lake) and Korea. In 1996, she won a very prestigious award, the General Lew Allen Jr. Trophy (Enlisted Category) for the Air Combat Command. In 1997, Doris retired from the Air Force as a senior master sergeant, after 22 years and six months of service.

In 1998, she started her second career, working as a maintenance mechanic for the U.S. Post Office in Boise. Doris retired from the USPS in June 2007.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star (Esther Chapter No.3) for 34 years. Doris also had a passion for motorcycling, gardening, camping and all things orange.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Dennis; and her cat, Lucky.

She is survived by two brothers, Duane (Judy) of Hilliard, Ohio and David of Townsend; two nieces, Trina Arnett (Scott Simon) of Malden, Mass., and Lori Arnett-Morgan (Don Morgan) of Jacksonville, Fla.; a grandniece, Sophie Arnett-Simon of Massachusetts; a grandnephew, Griffin Arnett-Morgan of Florida; a cousin, Phyllis Miller of Billings; lifelong friends, Jackie and Roger Pilkington of Tucson, Ariz.; and her two beloved cats, Rusty and Pumpkin.

Private services will be conducted at a later date.

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  • Maintained by: Caroline
  • Originally Created by: BrixtonWy
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 23270570
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Doris Louise Arnett (5 May 1954–22 Nov 2007), Find a Grave Memorial no. 23270570, citing Deep Creek Cemetery, Townsend, Broadwater County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Caroline (contributor 48400782) .