Arthur Harry "Art" Fry Sr.

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ARTHUR HARRY FRY
7/28/1924~2/27/2011

Another of the Greatest Generation has fallen.
86-year-old Arthur H. Fry Sr. is at peace after passing away on February 27th. Barely 18, Art left his hometown of Whitmore Lake, Michigan, to enlist in the Army. Unfortunately he found himself in the second wave on the beaches of Normandy in WW II in a horrific battle he could speak little about. He survived 30 more days of battle before receiving numerous shrapnel wounds in France, but recovered enough to fight again in the Battle of the Bulge in Germany. There he suffered a debilitating hand injury bringing him stateside to recuperate in Vancouver, WA. It was here he met and married Beulah Lowe, settling down to raise three children in Vancouver. His bravery earned him two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars.
Art retired from Alcoa after forty years of loyal service. The guys at the plant remember him as quite a jokester.
After raising his family in the Minnehaha area, Art and his wife moved to the Felida area where he enjoyed raising his raspberries and corn.
His wife of 49 years, Beulah, preceded him in death in 1994.
He is survived by his children: Joy Ringstead (Roger), Art Fry Jr. (Carol), and Jim Fry (Sandy); five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Art will be remembered as a kind and giving man who will be greatly missed by his family and friends at Fairway Village, Fisher's Landing Assisted Living Community, Ray Hickey Hospice House, and Discovery Nursing Center.
Art will be interred in a private ceremony followed by a gathering of family and friends to celebrate his life at Fairway Village Clubhouse on Thursday, March 3rd at 5:00 p.m.
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Published in The Columbian on Mar. 2, 2011
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