Arthur H. Harnden
Corpus Christi, TX
Arthur H. Harnden, 92, died on September 30, 2016. He was born May 20, 1924 to Arthur John and Pyrle Harnden. Art grew up on the family farm in Yoakum, Texas. He joined the Army Air Force and was stationed with the 8th AF in England. He flew in 23 missions over Germany during WWII. After the war, he returned to Texas A&M at College Station to complete his degree and competed in track and field. He earned a spot on the US 4 X 400 relay team which won a gold medal at the 1948 London Olympics. Art was inducted to the Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Fame in 1966. He worked over 40 years for Texaco. After his retirement, he started a second career with Walmart that lasted another 21 years.
Art was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur John and Pyrle Harnden; and sister, Gladys Harnden.
He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Betty D. Harnden; son, David K. Harnden; daughter, Liz Harnden; grandson, John R. Harnden (Shannon); and great-grandson, Mason W. Harnden. He is also survived by Stephanie Harnden and Lauren Wheeler.
A memorial service and interment was held with honors at the Coastal Bend Veterans Cemetery on October 21, 2016.
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Published by Corpus-Christi Caller-Times on Oct. 23, 2016.