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Dee Archibald (Machine Tender No. 3 Paper Machine)



Dee Archibald


MISSOULA – Jack Dee Archibald – Everybody liked Dee. Whether a life-long friend or a server at a restaurant, Dee could always make people laugh (or groan with a smile on their face).

Jack Dee Archibald “Dee”, 72, of Seeley Lake, passed away of natural causes at home on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Although his heart failed on that day, it is his heart that will live on in each one of us.

Dee was born in Missoula on January 18, 1944, to John Archibald and Genece Stockman. He joined the Army at age 18 where he served four years as a demolition specialist and was stationed in Meinz, Germany. He worked at the Frenchtown Pulp Mill as a machine tender and group leader for 43 years to support his family and was able to retire at the age of 65.

Dee was a true Montanan as he lived to hunt, fish, and camp. He coached his kid’s in baseball and basketball. There wasn’t a dog or kid that Dee didn’t like and everyone that met him loved him. He provided his children with a loving upbringing and passed on his sense of humor.

On February 14, 2002, Dee married his wife Karen. The two retired in Seeley Lake, shortly after and enjoyed their new local friends as well as hosting family and friends. When Karen’s beloved husband, Dee, passed away it devastated everyone that knew him. He was so kind, caring and funny. He loved to tease people and got so much enjoyment when they would return the teasing. Dee was the most wonderful loving husband Karen could have ever been blessed with. We all know he is in heaven and making everyone so happy. Dee will be missed so much and he will forever be in our hearts.

Dee is survived by his wife Karen Archibald of 15 years, daughters Suzy Archibald-Wilson, Cori Archibald, and Libby Schuhmacher; sons Dan Archibald, Dave Archibald, and Matt Archibald; step daughters Tina Christiansen, Ginger Barham and Karla Skillicorn, brother Allen Archibald; best friend Robert Connole and many loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Rest in Peace dear Friend.


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