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Mary Catherine Arnzen

December 31, 1962 ~ December 29, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old

Mary Arnzen Obituary

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mary Catherine Arnzen, a cherished member of our community, on December 29, 2023, at the age of 60. Mary Cay was born on December 31, 1962, in Cottonwood, ID, the beloved daughter of Mariel Arnzen and the late Maynard Arnzen. She was also preceded in death by her dear brother, Mitch Arnzen.

She is survived by her adoring mother, Mariel Arnzen, and her siblings Mauna, Morris, Molly, Fr. Mark, Melissa, Marne, and Martin as well as many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

Mary Cay will forever be remembered for her unwavering love, kindness, and selflessness. A beacon of compassion, she dedicated her life to her family and brought joy to all those around her. Her memory will be cherished by her children, Phillip (Bethany) Henry, Jacquline (Levi) Randall, and Laurel Nielsen, as well as her precious grandchildren, Phoenix, Adrian, Nikolai, Elijah, Nathan, Sophia, and William.

Beyond her family, Mary Cay found comfort and fulfillment in a variety of hobbies. Her love for the outdoors led her to embrace hunting, hiking, and 4-wheeling, where she reveled in the beauty of nature. In her kitchen, she transformed ordinary ingredients into delicacies showcasing her passion for baking as well as mastering the art of canning.

To honor Mary Cay's life and legacy, a traditional ceremony will be held on January 20, 2023 at the Ferdinand Catholic Church beginning with the Rosary at 10:30 with mass to follow at 11:00. Please join the family after the service for a meal at Ferdinand Hall where we can all take solace in each other's company as we share our fondest stories of Mary Cay together. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. Send condolences to the family at

Mary Cay’s departure has left an indelible void in the hearts of her family and friends. Her memory will forever radiate warmth, love, and compassion as a testament to a life well-lived. May she find eternal peace in the embrace of her heavenly resting place.

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Recitation of the Rosary
January 20, 2024

10:30 AM
Assumption Catholic Church
460 Maple Street
Ferdinand, ID 83526

Memorial Mass
January 20, 2024

11:00 AM
Assumption Catholic Church
460 Maple Street
Ferdinand, ID 83526


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