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Sharon "Terri" Lynn Argyle

July 23, 1949 — August 11, 2023

Sharon “Terri” Argyle (Caldwell) was born July 23, 1949 to Clarence and Pauline Caldwell in Sac City, Iowa, and passed away quietly at home on August 11, 2023 in Lakeview, Arkansas after a five-year fight with pancreatic cancer. Terri is survived by her husband, Leroy “Lee” Argyle of Lakeview, Arkansas, and her daughters Deidre (David Zaslow) Argyle of Springfield, Missouri and Rebecca Honaker of Radford, Virginia. She is also survived by sisters Sandra (Michael) Sandvig, Cynthia (Doug) Stephens, and Michele (Mike, dec.) Bowers; brother Patrick Caldwell; brothers-in-law James Argyle and Richard Argyle, and sister-in-law Colleen Argyle; nieces and nephews Dianna (Tim) Hopkins, Shannon (Kent) Voga, Amy (Dan) Smith, Joe (Jennifer) Sandvig, Tyson Gehlhausen, Marcus Sandvig, and Matthew Argyle; and many great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Pauline.

Sharon was a part of the “All-T Club” in high school, a club formed to hide the identity of friends passing notes in class. She chose the name Terri, and although the All-T Club is long dissolved, the name stuck. Terri and Lee met shortly after high school and were married on June 7, 1969, at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi. They had an adventurous marriage and lived all over the world-in England, Illinois, New Jersey, California, Virginia, and The Netherlands-before retiring in Lakeview. Over these years Terri and Lee discovered a love for travel, gained life-long friends, and had two daughters, Deidre and Rebecca.

Terri loved people, especially her family and friends, as evidenced by the long-lasting relationships she formed over her life. She was a role model for her daughters and supported them in becoming strong, independent women. She led by example, completing a BS degree in Business at California State University, Dominguez Hills, while managing her family. Terri founded Connections Unlimited in order to give women business owners an opportunity to network; the Rotary in San Pedro was a men’s-only club at the time, but Connections Unlimited gave all business owners an opportunity to join. Terri was the first woman to join the Rotary Club in San Pedro, CA. Connections Unlimited is illustrative of Terri’s amazing people skills. She was a natural at connecting people, advocating for her family, friends, and colleagues. She never forgot a name, and within five minutes of meeting a person she knew their life story and committed to memory the details of their life. After moving to northern California Terri became a pharmaceutical representative; she worked for SmithKline Beecham and was the first overseas representative for OraSure Technologies. Terri was an avid volunteer. She led numerous Girl Scout and Brownie troops, participated in charity fundraising through the American Women’s Club, helped organize annual fundraising galas for Hospice of the Ozarks, and was an active member and state board president of the Arkansas Master Naturalists. Terri loved traveling, both for work and leisure, and the outdoors were an important part of Terri and Lee’s lives. One of their favorite activities was canoeing in the Boundary Waters. Together they visited many state and national parks in the US, and loved hiking and camping; they also enjoyed traveling globally. Through these experiences Terri developed a love for cooking, art, and other cultural activities.

Our family is eternally grateful for the exceptional health care that Terri received at Mayo Clinic and Baxter Regional Hospital. Hospice of the Ozarks provided Terri and our family with compassionate and thoughtful end of life care that gave us all tremendous comfort.

“My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.” -Maya Angelou

A Celebration of Life for Terri will be 11:00 am, Saturday, September 23, 2023, at White River State Park Pavilion #2 off Highway 178, with Dianna Hopkins officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please honor the memory of Sharon “Terri” Argyle by sending donations to Hospice of the Ozarks or Mayo Clinic so more people can have the same care Terri and our family received. Hospice of the Ozarks: < https://www.hospiceoftheozarks.org/ways-to-give > or Mayo Clinic: < https://philanthropy.mayoclinic.org/donateMC >
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Saturday, September 23, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am

White River-Bull Shoals State Park Pavilion #2

7515 Arkansas 178, Lakeview, AR 72642

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