Art Pugh

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.




02:00 PM
Riverview Abbey Mausoleum
0319 SW Taylors Ferry Rd
Portland, OR 97219
Get directions »
by FHW Solutions

Photos & Video

Add New Photos & Video


What a great friend and colleague. You will long be remembered Art. RIP.
- Larry Neitling
Art was our boat captain on our fishing trips on the Columbia River. He was also our tour guide when we visited him in Wellton Arizona. Thanks for the good times and memories Art, you are missed. Reid and Janet Zirkle (New Mexico)
- Janet Zirkle

Leave a message to share your favorite memories and offer words of sympathy and comfort:

Enter Your Phone Number

To leave a condolence message, add photos, or add videos, please provide your name and email address.