Arthur Villarreal

Arthur "Archie" Paul Villarreal

Great Falls —Arthur "Archie" Paul Villarreal, 66, of Great Falls, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at his daughter's home surrounded by family and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at The Healers House, 2212 Central Ave W, Great Falls. Schnider Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Archie was born on January 29, 1947 in Great Falls, Montana to Rose Villarreal and Clarence Jarvey. He went to Job Corps before joining the Army. He became a math teacher, graduating from UGF. He loved education, completing his Master's degree before becoming a principal.

He married Janice Walking Child at the Great Falls courthouse on December 1, 1973.

Archie enjoyed Native American ceremonies, Sundance, and Sweat lodge. He loved opening the door to the Catholic Church; he said "It was like opening the door to heaven." He was honored to be a lector to the church. He loved reading and crossword puzzles; he promoted education to all; his door was open to anyone; and he never locked his door.

He had many special nieces and nephews, but a few we would like to mention, Mary Ann (Wilfred) Gladue, Kathy "Kitten" (John) Hubbard, Ursula Ahenakew, and Charles Walking Child who called him dad. Our beloved father, husband, daddy, uncle, brother, and most important "Nampa."

Archie is survived by his wife, Janice; daughters, Casey (Trevor) Sorrell, Tristain (Michael) Knight, Saresa (Justin) Poindexter, Alfreda (Adam) Lucero, and Tiescha Villarreal; son Gervais (Diana) Villarreal; siblings, Albert Gonzales, Raymond John (Linda) Gonzales, Tom (Henny) Villarreal, Tiny (Patzi) Salterain, and Mary Jane Staats; grandchildren Daniel, Trevor Jr., Aiden, John, Clayton, Jeremiah, Josiah, Jaxon, Saresa, Gervais Jr., Mateo, and Justus.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Ann; his father, Clarence Javey; his sisters Delphine McGregor, Delores Minyard, Marlene Villarreal, and Minerva Gonzales; brothers, Baby Bobby Gonzales and Marvin Gonzales.

Condolences for the family may be posted on www.schniderfuneralhome.com. SCHNIDER FUNERAL HOME

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Published in Great Falls Tribune on July 19, 2013