Jay R. MacArthur Jr. Services On Monday

Funeral services for Jay R. MacArthur Jr. were conducted Monday afternoon in the Campbell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Robert Wagner.

MacArthur died early Friday.

Mrs. George Corrin was organist and Mrs. Robert Craig provided vocal music. Pallbearers were Delbert Gorham, Nobel Williams, Winifred Ball, Norman Johnson, Hugh Reichert and Bueford Bodacker.

Burial was in Black Hills National Cemetery. MacArthur was born Nov. 13, 1921, at Spearfish and graduated from high school there in 1939. He attended Black Hills State College.

July 25, 1941, he married Ethel Gaudig of Miller at Lead. He entered the U.S. Marine Corps. MacArthur served in the Pacific Theater until his discharge in 1946. He participated in the invasion on Guadalcanal and served in Japan.

Following his discharge he worked in the mills and timber claims for Black Hills Tin Co., Tinton. The family moved to Miller in 1948 and farmed there until February 1956. MacArthur then went to work for the Mines Development uranium mill at Edgemont.

In 1958 the family moved to Rapid City and at the time of his death, MacArthur was employed as a heavy duty mechanic.

He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church near Miller, the American Legion Post 22, Rapid City, the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 326, Casper, Wyo., and for several years was a member of the VFW and the Moose Lodge.

Surviving are his widow; four children; Neil, 21, in the U.S. Navy in Charleston, S.C.; Dennis, 18, in the Marines in Hawaii; Jay III, 16, and Joanne, 14, at home; one grandson; his mother, Mrs. Mildred MacArthur, Rapid City, and two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Bernardine) Muffat, Rapid City, and Mrs. Edwin (Maxine) Clark Jr., Helena, Mont.

Source: Rapid City Journal, August 17, 1965.


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