Arlo Kilpatrick
Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA

April 23, 1939 ~ August 30, 2017

Arlo Kilpatrick passed away on August 30, 2017. He was born in Portland, Oregon on April 23, 1939, but was proudly raised in Vancouver, Washington and lived there for all his 78 years.
He leaves behind his childhood sweetheart, and wife of 55 years, Joyce Kilpatrick. There was nary a day that went by that Arlo didn't tell Joyce how much he loved her. They were fantastic partners in life as well as best friends.
One of their favorite pastimes was traveling together, especially to locations on or near water. Montana and Hawaii were two of their favorite destinations. They could always be found fly fishing or lounging by the ocean. One of the things Joyce will miss most is looking into Arlo's eyes. They always twinkled.
Arlo is also survived, and dearly loved, by his nephew, Zack Lahy; and brother-in-law, Richard Lahy.
He was preceded in death by his son, Scott Kilpatrick; sister-in-law, Betty Lahy; and parents, Arlo and Helen Kilpatrick.
Neighbors and friends remember Arlo fondly from his younger years. He and those close to him spent many afternoons having fun, lively philosophical discussions. They were determined to change the world. Arlo appreciated nature and was an avid skier and hiker. Those activities were enjoyed even more if he could get there via a fast, cool car.
Those fortunate enough to know Arlo
will never forget his infectious spirit, immense
kindness, and wonderful sense of humor.
He was a mentor to people of all ages and had the ability to make everyone around him feel loved.
One of the many ways Arlo liked to show his love was through cooking. Arlo could often be found playing chef at home for family and friends or grilling "the best hamburger" for staff and volunteers at YWCA Clark County. He was frequently described as a gentlemen's gentleman.
Arlo worked for Burgerville for 35 years and was instrumental in the early success of the restaurant chain. He helped create an empowering and positive work culture that still exists today. Burgerville's founder, George Propstra, said Arlo was "as responsible for Burgerville's success as I am."
A private celebration of life will be held for family and friends.
Memorial gifts can be made to the Ray Hickey Hospice House and YWCA Clark County.
~ Arlo, you will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. ~
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Published by The Columbian on Sep. 17, 2017.
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Joyce, I hope you are doing well.
September 11, 2019
Joyce I just heard about Arlo's passing. I'm so sorry. If there is anything I can do let me know.
In Gods Love and Care
Beverly (Lipscomb) Nadeau Newberg, Or.
Beverly Nadeau
October 2, 2017
Joyce, Rita and I are so sorry for your loss. Fortunately we saw Arlo a while ago. It was in 62/63 when I was in the Army,Arlo gave me a job at Burgerville and we have been friends ever sense. Our thoughts and prayers will be with us.
Dave/Rita Riedy
September 23, 2017
Thinking of you and the years, at Camp Julianna, when ARLO would pop by...:-) Happy Memories......
Ceci Smith
September 23, 2017
Joyce -
My deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Beth Taylor
September 20, 2017
Having worked with Arlo for many of those 35 years, I would have to say he was the Heart and Soul of Burgerville during that period. You will be missed my friend.
Peace and Love.
Jack & Cindi Graves
September 20, 2017
Joyce, I was very sorry to hear of Arlo's passing. Love & peace for the days to come.
Pam Gillis
September 20, 2017
Arlo was my lifelong friend. He will be greatly missed by so many. Joyce, you are in my heart, my thoughts, and prayers. We are here for you. Much love, Margo and Becky
September 19, 2017
I remember Arlo when he would come out to Mtn View Morgans in Ridgefield when Joyce purchased my little black Morgan mare. They both pitched in and helped around the barn. I remember Arlo as a kindly soul who was so supportive and gracious. I am so sorry Joyce for your loss.
Nancy Allin
September 19, 2017
Joyce, I was sadden to read about Arlo. My heart goes out to you. Praying for you as you go through the grieving journey. Phyllis
September 18, 2017
Joyce, I'm so sorry for your lose. He was a good man.

Ken Wallway
September 18, 2017
So very sorry to hear of Arlo's passing. Our condolences to you and your family.
Ed/Sandi Webber
September 18, 2017
Very sorry for your loss. You have had your share and more. Stay strong.
September 18, 2017
Erica Schumacher
September 17, 2017
My days are going to be a bit lonely without Arlo around to keep me on my toes! I feel very fortunate to have known Arlo and to call him my friend. He taught me many things that I will cherish and remember forever. I will miss you greatly Arlo!
Ginger Lublin
September 17, 2017
Knowing you was such a gift, I'll forever remember your smile and your sense of community.
Debby Dover
September 17, 2017
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