Jul 19, 2013 6:35 PM

Obituary: Arthur "Archie" Paul Villarreal

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

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.

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.

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