Henry George Arnoux
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Henry George Arnoux

Born March 22, 1942 in Browning, Montana and passed May 5, 2020 in Seattle, Washington

He is survived by Virginia, his loving wife of 52 years; Children, Rene (Jeff), Lisa Hodges (Nicholas), Adrianne "Adie", and Samantha; Grandchildren, Amanda, Michael, and Sarah; Great-Granddaughter, Ava Lynn;

and Niece, Desiree Laura (Macy) and her family.

Henry was born in Browning, Montana and then soon after moved to Seattle, Washington. He attended Queen Anne High School and graduated class of 1961. In his early twenties he joined the Union, Operating Engineers Local 302; working as a crane operator and eventually becoming a Union Representative. Henry retired at the age of 62. During those 38 years, he married the love of his life and best friend, Virginia. They have four beautiful girls, whom he loved very much.

He was a huge sports fanatic; ranging from playing the games himself to coaching. Henry played every sport you could imagine in his younger years. As time passed, he coached men and women's softball, a true passion of his. He took the men to Regionals and the women to State and Nationals. After coaching, he spent his time playing golf and expressing his love for the sport.

In Henry's later and most recent years, he dedicated himself to his family, friends, and parishioners of St. Matthew. He was an usher and a greeter at the church, which he attended since 1977. He enjoyed traveling the world with his love and going to the casino with friends. He also adored the company of his three grand babies, who meant the world to him.

To all that knew him, he was so very loved. He had a smile that could light up a room, a sense of humor that always kept people laughing (Oh St. Peter, Watch out!), and carried himself in a way that was incomparable to all. His passion for life will carry on through his beautiful wife and the rest of his family members. Henry will be missed beyond measure; not one day will pass that he isn't on our minds and in our hearts. May he rest forever in Paradise and watch over us all.

Celebration of Life

to be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers remembrances

may be made in Henry's name to

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Matthew's Conference

Hoffner Fisher & Harvey

Guestbook at harveyfuneral.com

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Published in The Seattle Times on May 17, 2020.
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May 31, 2020
I very fondly remember my Uncle Henry. I recall the times he took me and other family on his boat fishing when we visited my Moms (Joan Gerhards) family in Washington state so very many years ago. I was just a young teen at the time. Although many years and miles have separated us, I believe he is remembered by all for his kindness and love of life. Aunt Virginia, I hope these words provide at least a little comfort. Please know that Uncle Henry's memory will remain in my heart forever.
Dan Gerhards
May 20, 2020
Robert Clay
May 18, 2020
I was very sorry to learn today of Henry's passing. Although I have not seen him now for probably 30 years, I have thought of him from time to time and always appreciated his dedication to developing young people both as athletes and solid citizens.

I first met Henry back when he was in high school and a baseball teammate of my brother's at Queen Anne. As the younger kid hanging around the field pretty constantly, the entire team including Henry were heroes of mine

Later, when he was in his 30s and 40s, I came across him pretty regularly in recreation centers around the area and also on softball and baseball fields. He always remembered me, was friendly, and always had time to talk. A really fine guy who will be missed by, and had a strong impact on, many.
Doug Lorentz
May 17, 2020
No one can prepare for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However, we take comfort in knowing that Henry is now resting in the arms of our Lord. My deepest condolences to Virginia and the family. Thinking of the jokes Henry is sharing in Heaven makes my heart SMILE!
Charles Zaragoza
May 13, 2020
Virginia and families sorry for your loss! May the good Lord give you comfort and grace as you all grieve for Henry! It was good to see you guys at Auntie passing even if it wasn't the best of times then either! Love you all ❤❤
Carmen Jambretz
May 12, 2020
I knew Henry when he coached the womens softball team for Arrow Landscaping, owned by my dad, George Fletcher. He was a great coach and a lot of fun! My condolences to the family, Henry was one of the really good ones.
Kellie Jordan
May 12, 2020
I'm gonna miss you, Henry! Our Jawing btwn Masses on Sundays was usually short, but still fun. Be sure to send me clues on what I need to do and, with Good Luck, I'll join you for some Fun Times upstairs. Peace and Love.
Dan Sevigny
May 11, 2020
Henry was a true character like no other. A joy to be around and a great dad to all those he was around!!! He is missed greatly by me and our family that loved him just like our own family! He treated us like family and we felt it! Henry youre missed and loved!
Shelley Houston
May 11, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful man. We thank you for everything you ever did for our family. You will be missed
Robert Dickson
May 11, 2020
We will miss you and see you one day of that we are sure!!
Norma & PW Lowry
May 11, 2020
Henry was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Theo always had fun visiting with his papa.
Jillian Dickson
May 11, 2020
Henry George in California 2018 for his Auntie Hazel's 89th birthday
Henry George We will miss you. So enjoyed your visit to So California in 2018 was hoping to visit you this yr. You were so loved by your family here.
Auntie Hazel Belcourt
May 11, 2020
Uncle, I am so greatful to have been able to know you even though we live in Texas. I love you very much and will miss you very much. Rest in heavenly bliss and we will see you again. - Heather M.
Heather Martinez
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