Becky Jean (Rime) Arthur, the daughter of Linda Rime, was born July 20, 1970, at Minot, N.D. She died unexpectedly and suddenly at the age of 42 years on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in the Emergency Room of Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby, N.D.
Becky's life began with her mother and sister, Lorrie, in Minot. Her mother, Linda, decided to take her two little girls and move to California, where her twin sister, Lavonne resided. Becky was baptized into the Lutheran faith in California and started grade school there. When Becky was seven years old, her mother passed away from leukemia. At the age of eleven, the girls were split apart and went to live with family members, Becky moving to Minot to live with her aunt, Lorraine, and family. Becky continued her schooling in Minot, graduating with high honors in 1989 from Minot High School.
Following high school, she worked various jobs in Minot, while also taking care of her baby son, Joshua, who she loved with all her heart. Later, Becky and her family made their home in Michigan and Kansas for a few years, returning to Minot. After her return to Minot, Becky took employment with the Trinity Homes as a CNA.
On April 5, 2008, she was united in marriage to Kris Arthur, of Rugby, at the Trinity Homes Chapel. Following their marriage, the couple made their home in Minot until 2010, when they moved to Rugby to manage the Arthur family business in Rolette. In 2012, Becky took employment with the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby in their housekeeping department.
Becky was a loving wife, mother and homemakera very special kind of person and a dedicated worker who will be missed by those whose lives she touched. She enjoyed movies, country western music, gardening, children and animals. She greatly enjoyed caring for her grandnephew, Payton, on occasion and other children when she could.
Survivors include: her husband, Kris; one son, Josh Rime, of Rugby; two sisters, Lorrie Rime, of Sacramento, Calif., and Vicky Martinez, of Stockton, Calif.; an aunt, Lorraine Bell, of Minot; her mother-in-law, Janice Arthur, of Rugby; brothers-in-law, Dwight (Zana) Gunderson, Hal (Elaine) Gunderson, Craig (Donna) Gunderson, Brian (Karla) Gunderson, Kurt Arthur and Chad (Becky Lynn) Arthur; sister-in-law, Myrna Arthur (Dennis) Anderson; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother; two uncles, one aunt and her grandparents.
Funeral services: Will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Rugby, with spring burial in the Persilla Watts Cemetery, Rugby. Pastor Dana Holter, will officiate.
Visitation: Will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, May 6, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Rugby. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the time of services at the church on Tuesday.
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: (www.funeralsbyanderson.com).