Arlen Arnold Fleenor
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ARLEN ARNOLD FLEENOR Our father, Arlen Arnold Fleenor, died February 17th, in Richland, WA. Arlen was born on January 24, 1931 in Williston, North Dakota, the only son of Gladstone Fleenor and Esther Fleenor (nee Berg), who preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by his only sister Betty Lou Smith. After serving in the Washington National Guard, Arlen's entire career was spent at Hanford. He was especially proud of his work as an operator for N reactor from its beginning in 1963 through its shut down in 1987. Dad had a great sense of humor, loved reading about history, science and space. He was a life-long blood donor. He is survived by daughters, Cathie and Connie; sons, Richard and Ronald; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. The family invites you to sign the online guest book at

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Published in Tri-City Herald on Mar. 1, 2020.
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March 7, 2020
Arlen was the most selfless person I've ever known. He was the best example of love I've ever seen. Looking forward to seeing you in heaven, Arlen. We love you.
Joshua and Katrina Burbank
March 2, 2020
Arlen was my cousin who had a lot to say; he did like to tell stories. I wish I could remember what he said about our G'Pa Berg who lived in his family home when his Mom was alive. Yes, Arlen was kind. I hope he has a great time with his Mom in heaven.
Darlene (Berg) Satterlee
March 1, 2020
I worked with Arlen from 1980 up until his retirement as a fellow control room operator at N Reactor. "Flee" was an excellent operator always willing to share his experience with newbies like me and more importantly, he was a genuinely kind man. This won't mean much to anyone who wasn't at N, but he was one of the few willing to take on the trials of learning to operate the Charge Machine, thus keeping our refuelling outages on track. He will be greatly missed.
Mark Jensen
March 1, 2020
A great man to have worked with at N-Reator. I enjoyed my talks and friendship with him. Great mentor. Always considerate of others.
Art Lopez
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