William (Bill) Hazlett Arthur,
72, passed away on July 25, 2016 after a ten-year battle with
Alzheimer’s. He was born in Seattle, Washington on March 23, 1944 to
William and Marjorie Arthur. He graduated from Evergreen High School in
1962 and married Sharon in 1963. They lived in White Center Washington
until he moved his family to Renton, Washington in 1967.
Bill was a member of ILWU Local 19 on the Seattle waterfront for 40
years, retiring in 2006. He was known as one of the best crane
operators. He enjoyed his classic cars and belonged to Henry’s Haulers
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Sharon, daughter Kelly Blackwell
(John), son Brian Arthur (LaDonna) and four grandchildren Tyler and
Allison Arthur, Garret and Dylan Blackwell.
He was preceded in death by his parents William Arthur, Marjorie
Anderson and sister Barbara Kaul.
Heartfelt thanks for support and loving care during Bill’s illness
goes to his caregivers Domingo, Issaquah Nursing staff and Best Health
Family Home (Cynthia, Billie, Danny, Jerry, David and Hazel). We cannot
say enough about the wonderful last year of care at Best Health Family
Bill also received wonderful care and support from Providence Hospice
and the Alzheimer’s Association in Seattle.
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