Arthur Read Colonel (US Army, Retired) Arthur J. Read passed into the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on July 26, 2013. During his life with us on Earth, he demonstrated strength in many roles including faithful Christian, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, soldier, American patriot, civil servant, race car driver, trumpet player, and a dear friend to many. Arthur was born August 24, 1917, the younger of two children of English immigrants George Read and Nellie (Murdoch) Read, in Lompoc, California. Art served in the U.S. Army from September 1940 to November 1967, including service during WWII and Korea. During his years in the South Sound region, Art Read was active with the Lacey Presbyterian Church, the Tumwater Kiwanis Club, the Military Order of World Wars, The Military Officers Association of America, and the Fort Lewis Museum Association. A memorial service will be held at Mills & Mills Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lacey Presbyterian Church of the Fort Lewis Museum Association. A full obituary can be viewed at www.MillsandMillsFunerals.com.
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Published in The Olympian on Aug. 1, 2013