Jeffrey Dale McArthur, 60, a loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on September 13, 2020 at Hospice House in Hayden, Idaho after a nine year battle with a rare lung disease. Born February 13, 1960 to Herschel and Dianne McArthur in Spokane, WA.
Jeff grew up in the area and enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping. He fondly reminisced about childhood trips to Deer Creek.
Entering the workforce at the age of 16, he worked at car dealerships, auto body, repair shops and auto part stores in the Inland Northwest. He operated his own detailing business in Post Falls in the early 2000's. Other jobs included Specialty Insulation and Nu-Devices.
Jeff married his first wife, Laurie Rawson in 1981. In the years following, they had two wonderful sons, Andrew Ryan Slaney and Jason Daniel Slaney. He dearly loved his boys with all of his heart and soul. Jeff married his current wife, Alison Larkin in 1993. He loved her so much he married her twice! They remained happily married until his death.
Jeff had a huge heart and always wanted to care for others. He cared for his grandmother, Sara Neva McArthur, and his father and step-mother Shirley, when they became ill.
Being diagnosed with a prognosis of about 6 years, Jeff fought hard to live a full, happy life and broke all the goals the doctors gave him, filling nine years with grandchildren, classic cars and his favorite hobbies. He did everything at 150% with a huge heart and smile. Jeff's passion was certainly cars! He bought and sold so many that the car license bureaus teased that he needed a dealers license. He raced cars, restored cars and just thoroughly enjoyed them. A few years ago he purchased a wonderful collector car, a 1964 Ford Falcon Station Wagon. He did his best to "drive the wheels off it" attending many car shows and cruises. He loved running around with all of his friends from North Idaho Classics, North Idaho Rat Rods and Kustoms, as well as other car clubs in the community. He appreciated all their help when he went to a show or cruise, he was honored that they all looked out for him.
Jeff had many lifelong friends but the biggest joy of Jeff's life was his children and especially his granddaughters!! They were the light of his life. Jeff is survived by his wife, Alison of Post Falls, Idaho; his two sons Andrew of Covington, Washington, Son Jason, daughter-in-law Bria and their 2 beautiful daughters, McKenzie and; Kinley of Bonney Lake, Washington. He is also survived by his three brothers: Don, Todd and Chris McArthur; his mother and stepfather, Howard King; mother-in-law, Deanna and many other family members. He maintained a friendly relationship with his first wife Laurie Slaney of Covington, WA, and held a very special spot in his heart for his favorite Aunt and Uncle Glenda and Dale Johnson of Post Falls. He was preceded in death by his father and stepmother, Shirley, His favorite grandmother, Sarah, his father in law, Clay Larkin, and nephew Evan Larkin.
A Celebration of Life will take place on October 3rd, 2020 from 1 pm - 4 pm at Tullamores South located at: 3673 E Bogie Drive, Post Falls, ID 83854. Food and drink will be provided. Classic Car and Rat Rods encouraged to come for a mini car show. Any questions, please email email@example.com. Flowers and cards may be sent to: 3245 N. Callary St., Post Falls, ID 83854. Donations can be made to North Idaho Classic Car Club: P.O. Box 482, Post Falls, ID 83877 in Jeff's memory.