Archie A Province

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Archie A. Province 1918 - 2013

Another of the greatest generation is gone. Archie A. Province, loving husband of Irma and father of Dan and Sue, passed away peacefully
on November 13, 2013 at age 95. Born on May 19, 1918 in Benton City, Washington to Uriah Samuel and Mary Etta Province, youngest of
ten children. Archie graduated from Lincoln High in Lincoln, MO and attended Central Business College in Kansas City. He worked for
Social Security in Baltimore and for the War Dept. in Atlanta before entering the Army in 1941. He served in London in General Eisenhower's
headquarters and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was stationed in Paris on V-J Day in 1945, attended Biarritz American University in
France and later the University of Denver. He worked for the Federal government and retired from the General Services Administration in 1977.
Archie married Irma Close and moved to Arvada in 1955. They loved to dance and they traveled extensively with Ports of Call travel club. They were members of Arvada United Methodist Church. Archie loved gardening and was known for his beautiful lawn and roses. He was preceded in death
by his beloved Irma in 2011. He is survived by his son Dan Province of Arvada and his daughter Sue (Rob) Kasica of Grand Junction. Archie had
many life-long friends, wonderful neighbors and loving caregivers. He lived his last several months at Silverado Senior Living in Arvada. Memorial services were held at Crown Hill Tower of Memories chapel. Donations in his memory can be made to Parkinson's research and the Humane Society.
Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from Nov. 27 to Dec. 26, 2013