(Mrs.) Linda Jean Arment, of Columbia, SC, formerly of Eatonville, WA, passed away 6 July 2023 surrounded by her loving family. Linda was born to Ruth and Alfred McKee in Tacoma, WA, on 1 March 1950. Her parents and her brother, Walter James McKee, preceded her in death.
Linda is survived by her beloved husband of 47 years, Raymond F. Arment, III; her children: Melanie Reed, Catherine J. Daigh (Michael), and Jennifer Arment-Smith (Brenton); her grandchildren: Amanda and Mikala Reed; Cameron, Hannah, and Damien Daigh; eight great-grandchildren; and her sister, Della Joan Dimond.
Linda married Raymond Arment on 12 June 1976, and stayed by his side throughout his United States Army career and service as Superintendent of Eatonville School District.
Linda was a very active member in both the military and civic communities. Her many military award’s include the Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, The 2nd Armored Division Commanding General’s Special Achievement Award and The U.S. Army South, Certificate of Appreciation. Linda volunteered at the Red Cross, USA Girl Scouts in the Republic of Panama, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 148, Eatonville Family Agency, OHOP Grange-812, Eatonville School District and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.
Linda was always ready to help others-no matter the time, distance, or difficulty. Linda created enduring friendships through the military family, quilting circles and her community service. Above all, Linda was known as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and will be deeply missed by family and friends.
A committal Mass will be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Eatonville, WA, on 20 October 2023 at 3 PM, followed by burial in the Eatonville Town Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers Linda would appreciate donations to: The Linda and Ray Arment Legacy Scholarship @ PO Box 1155, Eatonville, WA 98328; The Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, @ 31970 State Hwy P, Clyde, MO 64432; or a charity of your choice.