Darin "Dewey" Scott Arts, 42, of Belgrade passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007. He was born July 7, 1965, in Bozeman, the youngest son of Ben and Ruby (Barnes) Arts. He was raised on the family farm southwest of Belgrade and graduated from Belgrade High School in 1983.
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He married Lisa Thiem in Belgrade on Oct. 20, 1989. Dewey spent his life farming with his father.
He was an avid snowmobiler and relished the times with his friends in Cooke City. He loved his dogs and enjoyed riding motorcycles, watching cartoons and playing cards, especially Texas Hold 'em. Dewey was also an accomplished mechanic, particularly when it came to fixing tractors, snowmobiles or motorcycles.
He was preceded in death by several uncles, including Ted and Gilbert Arts; two aunts; and maternal and paternal grandparents.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa; two sons, Benjamin of the family home, and Teddy of Belgrade; parents, Ruby and Ben of Belgrade; sisters, Carolyn Wilmont of Bozeman, Diana (Bill) Flynn and Sylvia Anderson, both of Belgrade; brother, Steve (Sharon) of Palisade, Colo.; one niece; four nephews; several aunts and cousins; and many friends.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Dahl Funeral Chapel. Cremation will follow visitation. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Dahl Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a trust fund for Benjamin at Big Sky Western Bank. Memorials may be made in his name to the trust fund or to the charity of one's choice.
Condolences to the family may be sent to www.dahlcares.com.
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Nov. 20, 2007