Arnold V. "Arnie" Carruthers, Jr.
- October 14, 1929 - March 7, 2011
- Spokane, Washington
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Arnold V. Carruthers, Jr. “Arnie”
10/14/29 – 3/7/11
Arnie was born in Lewistown, MT to Arnold V. Carruthers Sr. and Laura Mae Woods Carruthers. Arnie grew up in Kalispell, MT, and moved to Spokane in 1957 after attending college in Missoula, MT and serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a well-known and loved musician in the Spokane area for over 50 years. He married Bonnie Jones in 1953. They were divorced in 1976. Arnie married Georgia Farrell in 1980. Georgia passed away in 1987. Arnie died in Spokane at Valley Hospital and Medical Center.
Arnie is survived by 6 children: Charlotte Carruthers, Denise Red, Doug Carruthers (Nancy), Lori Klassen, Bill Carruthers and Don Carruthers (Lori). His family also includes 15 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren (and one on the way). His is also survived by two sisters: Catharine Reynolds of Salem, OR and Peg Manseau (Alan) of Gilbert, AZ and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews..
A celebration of Arnie’s life will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 20, at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Rd. Spokane Valley, WA