06/16/1937 - 06/03/2019
Obituary for Art Pugh
Longtime Chinook, Washington resident, Art Pugh died on Monday, June 3, 2019 at his home with his family by his side. He was 81.
A cryptside service will be held, 2pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Riverview Abbey Mausoleum.
Arthur Wesley Pugh was born June 16, 1937 in Portland, Oregon to Henry and Winnie (Wolf) Pugh. He was raised in Portland between the 2 villages (Tigard and Multnomah Village) and graduated from Benson Tech in 1955. He entered into the National Guard right out of high school. He married Donna Marie Ruth February 12, 1956. They moved to Seattle where he worked for Western Electric. They then moved to the St. Johns area eventually settling in Southwest Portland. They later divorced. On May 7, 1984, Art married Lorraine Hayden (Hackett), was the love of his life. She died in 1990. For most of his working career, Art worked for Textronix and Merix retiring as project manager in 1997 He designed and build his dream home. Pugh’s Landing in Chinook, Washington was the place to be when the fishing day was over.
Art enjoyed hunting and being in the outdoors but his great joy was fishing as much as possible. He was an avid reader enjoying history and geography. His favorite time of day was “Beer 30”.
Survivors include his daughters, Tami Pugh, Patty (Ron) Hnidey, Jeanne (Mike) Ballaris; sister, Sheri L. Adams; William Willey his brother by another mother, his special companion of 20 years Mar Iverson ,9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; . He was preceded in death by his sister, Joanne Pugh, who died as an infant and his brother Dennis L Pugh.
Contributions may be made to Union Gospel Mission.
0319 SW Taylors Ferry Rd
Portland, OR 97219
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