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 John David Argo

John David Argo

Birth
Wolf Point, Roosevelt County, Montana, USA
Death 22 Feb 2005 (aged 75)
Plains, Sanders County, Montana, USA
Burial Plains, Sanders County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 72513052 · View Source
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He was born March 2, 1929, in Wolf Point to Alice and John Applegren. The family moved to Camas Prairie, where his mother was later remarried to Cecil Argo. He attended school in Camas Prairie and Hot Springs.

John married Delores Gollehon on Dec. 29, 1954. They started their family of six girls in Hot Springs, later moving to Plains.

John had a lifelong passion for the outdoors - whether he was working or playing.

His working years were spent as a logger, heavy equipment operator and mechanic. His creativeness and ability to see beauty, along with his interest in the unlikeliest of things (even tree roots), is a quality that is such a gift for the rest of us whose lives are so enriched by his originality and perspective and love of nature. When he saw wildflowers, he would stop to make a perfect bouquet to share with someone for only a smile in return. John had an incredible sense of humor and started every day with a goal of finding a way to bring humor to it just to see someone smile. He had a "Johnny Carson humor with Paul Newman eyes."

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Delores; and his sister, Mary.

He is survived by six daughters, Alice Dew (and husband John) of Mountain Home, Idaho, Polly Icenoggle (and husband Bruce) of Plains, Barbara Soucy (and husband Phil) of Libby, Bonnie Haun (and husband Dean) of Plains, Susan Kasch (and husband Jeff) of Lake Stevens, Wash., and Carol Brown (and husband David) of Tacoma, Wash.; 16 grandchildren, Tammy (and husband Mark), Debbie (and husband Kent), Sam, Melissa (and husband Justin), Jessi, Allison, Deri (and husband Nick), Radd (and wife Melinda), Mike (and wife Cara), Mark (and fiancee Jenny), Matt (and fiancée Jenn), Johnny, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Jamie, Jason, Bobby and Kyle; three great-grandchildren, Jason, Melanie and Maddison; two brothers, Arthur and Paul (and wife Joni); two sisters, Erma Patton (and husband Duane) and Susan Boston (and husband John); an aunt, Ellen Peterson; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lois and Dick Garrett; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his best friend and confidant, Betty Meyer, who saw him through good times and was at his bedside throughout his courageous battle.


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  • Created by: Shawn James Emmett
  • Added: 3 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 72513052
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John David Argo (2 Mar 1929–22 Feb 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72513052, citing Plains Cemetery, Plains, Sanders County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Shawn James Emmett (contributor 47269813) .