CONRAD - Mary Ann Arnot, 71, died of pancreatic cancer on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at Pondera Medical Center.
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Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Conrad. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery.
Pondera Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Ann Arnot was born May 6, 1940, to Ben and Fay Taylor in Great Falls. She was raised in Shelby and graduated from Shelby High School in 1958. She furthered her education at The University of Montana in Missoula.
She married Bob Arnot in 1960, and they moved to Kentucky where her husband was stationed in the U.S. Army. In 1962 they returned to Conrad where she resided until her death.
Mary Ann was a devoted wife and mother. She cared deeply for her family, many friends, and community. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Parish, Conrad Chamber of Commerce, PMC Extended Care Auxiliary, and Sapphira Temple No. 79 Daughters of the Nile. She managed the Tonra apartments. Gardening, golfing and skiing were her favorite pastimes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Arnot, on March 1, 2011, and her father, Ben Taylor.
Survivors include two daughters, Stephanie (Dr. David) Rohrer of Great Falls, and Susan (Pat) Ellis of Bozeman, and a son, Taylor Arnot of Missoula; grandchildren, Allison, Kyle and Benjamin Rohrer, Remy and Rex Arnot; her mother, Fay Taylor of Shelby; sisters, Jane Young of Las Vegas, Nev., and Patti Ellen Kays of Auburn, Wash.; brothers, Bill (Stacey) Taylor of Seattle, Wash., and Greg (Peggy) Taylor of Shelby; her dear aunt and best friend, Pat Gustafson of Conrad; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family suggests memorials given to Community Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 743, Conrad, MT 59425; Benefis Peace Hospice of Montana, 1101 26th St. South, Great Falls, MT 59405; McLaughlin Research Institute for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 1520 23rd St. South, Great Falls, MT 59405, mri.montana.edu.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on May 12, 2011