Arthur L. Heward, 81, a former longtime Baker County resident, died Nov. 11, 2002, at the Idaho State Veterans Nursing Home.
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At his request, there will be no funeral. Disposition will be by cremation. There will be a memorial service for family and close friends at the Downard Hansen Funeral Home, 241 N. Garfield Ave., Pocatello, Idaho. Interment will be at the Mountain View Cemetery at Pocatello.
Arthur attended the University of Wyoming at Laramie and was enrolled in ROTC. He attended Officer’s Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga., and was commissioned in May 1944 as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
During his time in the Army, he served in central Europe as well as in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Upon discharge in September 1946, he had been advanced to the rank of captain.
Decorations and citations he received include the American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Arthur graduated from the University of Wyoming in May of 1947 with a bachelor’s degree in commerce.
On Aug. 30, 1947, he married Norma Anderson at Evanston, Wyo. During their early married life, they lived in many different locations in the western United States while Art worked for Morrison Knudsen Co.
On Jan. 1, 1954, they moved to Baker City. Art was the office manager for the M-K Co. at the limestone quarry near Durkee. In September 1959, Oregon Portland Cement purchased the quarry. He remained with OPC and its successor, Ash Grove Cement Co., as office manager, quarry manager and business manager until his retirement on July 1, 1985.
Art was very fond of the Baker City community. He enjoyed traveling with friends, fishing and working in his yard. Some of his most enjoyable times were spent playing golf with family and friends at the Baker City Golf Course.
He devoted many hours of service in helping several widows in his neighborhood. In June of 2000, Art and Norma moved to Pocatello to be closer to their daughter and her family.
Survivors include Norma, his wife of 55 years; a daughter, JoLynn Dunham and her husband, Jack, of Pocatello; three grandchildren, Kristin McCandless of Denver and Kourtney and Ryan Dunham of Pocatello; a sister, Kathryn Keefe of Sacramento, Calif.; and a brother, Charles Heward of Ogden, Utah.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his twin brother, Arnold Heward; and two sisters, Elisabeth Hurst and Alice Van Citters.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 15, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor