Arden McArthur Gotfredson

Arden McArthur Gotfredson

Aug. 22, 1933 – Aug. 9, 2022

Arden Lorraine Tanner McArthur Gotfredson, 88, of Chubbuck, Idaho, passed away peacefully on Aug. 9, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

Arden was born on Aug. 22, 1933, in Penrose, Wyoming. She was the sixth child out of 10 born to Vincent and Florence Tanner. When a fire destroyed their home, they moved to Byron, where she grew up and completed high school.

Arden married Dean Heber McArthur July 22, 1952, in the Idaho Falls Temple. Raising her family in Lovell, Arden taught kindergarten, helped on the farm, was involved with roadshows and was an excellent cook. 

Arden loved to serve and could often be found cutting and doing hair for the neighbors and missionaries. She was a glamorous woman, who loved singing and dancing. She loved her nine children and extended family dearly. 

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held various callings, including Relief Society president, compassionate service leader and serving in the Stake Relief Society. She had the privilege of serving in the Johannesburg, South Africa, mission and in the Lindon Cannery.

Arden is survived by her husband, James D. Gotfredson, of eight years; children Max (Shaun) McArthur of Lindon, Utah, Marie (Scott) Campbell of Chubbuck, Idaho, Meg (Dan) Anderson of Lovell, Michele (Chad) Johnson of Brigham City, Utah, Minda Brinkerhoff of Chubbuck, Mike (Kisha) McArthur of Lovell, Mia (Robert) Benkenstein of Pocatello, Idaho, Mel (Jennifer) McArthur of Lovell and Marc (Tracy) McArthur of Powell; 49 grandchildren; 136 great-grandchildren; and siblings Ramona Fullmer of Utah, Charles Tanner of Utah, Noel Tanner of Nevada and Reha Dawn Sanstead of Minnesota. 

A celebration of life is planned from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 11 at the Cornelison Funeral Home at 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello.

A funeral will be held in the Lovell Wyoming Stake Center Saturday, Aug. 13, at 10 a.m. with family prayer at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be at the Lovell Cemetery.