Mary Putnam Argyle passed away at her home peacefully in Randolph Utah on July 18th 2021. She was born in Woodruff Utah to her parents John Melvin Putnam and Rosabelle Hoggan Putnam on May 13, 1920 where she was born and raised. She attended grade school in Woodruff and freshman year in Randolph Utah. She went to Rock Springs Wyoming her sophomore year and lived with her older sister Geneive and husband Clarence Meacham and attended school there. The next year she moved back home to help on the ranch and met and married her eternal companion Wayne William Argyle Sr on June 10th 1938 in the Salt Lake Temple. To that union was born 8 children 4 boys and 4 girls with one boy and one girl being twins. Her days were filled with tending children, cooking, helping milk cows and even driving a push rake in the haying time on the ranch. Her church callings and Sundays was always her high point of her life. She filled every calling a devoted member could fill with in her Ward and Stake, including 2 full time missions after the death of her husband in February 1982. When her husband was diagnosed with M.S in the 1950’s she became the bread winner working as a school and church custodian and she cooked for the school lunch program for many years even serving as the school lunch Supervisor over the lunch Program for the South and North Rich Schools. In the 1960’s the home in Randolph was bought where she spent the remainder of her life. While on the ranch cooking was done on coal stove, water from a well by bucket and the old log out house was the norm. When she moved into the house in Randolph with indoor plumbing, hot and cold water and electricity she said she thought she had gone to heaven. Both the ranch home and the home in Randolph was always home to family and friends and who usually left with some kind of goodie being cookies, cakes, pies, home-made bread, dinner rolls, jam and even home-made candy. She had a modest income but thought she was rich with the blessings of family and friends which surrounded her during her life and with whom she shared her Love, Knowledge and Possessions.
Mary is survived by her children: Wayne (Sheila) Argyle Jr.; Ireta (Kenny) Norris; Rosemary Argyle & Bob Wamsley; Howard (Ellen) Argyle; Louise (Don) Miller; and Kurt (Cindy) Argyle. Her brothers, Howard, and Jack Putnam; and a sister Clarine Osborn. She will also be missed by Gerold Arnell. Her posterity includes 265 grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Helen Arnell, and a son, Keith Argyle; father, John Melvin Putnam, mother, Rosabelle Hoggan Putnam; brothers, Kenneth Putnam, and Willis Putnam; and sisters, Geneive Meacham, Loa Madsen, and Mildred Wettstein,
Funeral service for Mary will take place Wednesday July 21, 2021 at 1:00PM at the Randolph LDS Church, with a viewing at 11:30AM.
A viewing will be held Tuesday July 20, 2021 from 6-8PM at the Randolph LDS Church. Mary will be laid to rest at the Randolph Cemetery.
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