Arthur “Art” Marton Cornett passed away in Grangeville, Idaho, on Tuesday, August 6, after a battle with lung cancer. He was 69.
Art graduated from Grangeville High School in 1969 then went on to college at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston. While at LCSC he was a member of the college rodeo team. Art went from there to working for a stock contractor in central Washington. He would later drive truck for a few local companies, but eventually became an owner-operator of his logging truck. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing. The hobby he loved the most is trapshooting. He was also a member of the Idaho National Guard. Art was a very hard worker, but always made the time to attend the Eagles breakfast for his favorite food – pancakes.
He is survived by daughter Tara LaVonne Mitchell (James) of Garland, Texas; siblings Lazelle A. Hauger (Jon) of Grangeville, Idaho, Elizabeth (Betty) Essary (Joe) of Portales, New Mexico, and Wayne M. Cornett (Peggy) of Grangeville, Idaho; numerous nieces and nephews; and Aunts and Uncle Sharon DeBarber, Nancy Cline, Patti Salimier (Milo), and Marvin Newby (Margaret).
Preceding Art in death was his son Thad Marton, parents Wayne M. and Elizabeth (Newby) Cornett, sister Barbara Crosby (Dennis), and grandmother Anna Newby.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Eagles Hall in Grangeville, Idaho, on Saturday, August 17, at 1:00 p.m. Interment of his ashes will occur at the John Day Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. Send condolences to family to Blackmerfuneralhome.com.