Baker City, Oregon
Arnold Eugene “Arnie” Fleetwood, 69, of Baker City, died Dec. 6, 2002.
At his request, there will be no services, and he will be interred with his son, Mike.
Arnie was born Jan. 2, 1933, to George William and Ruth Marie McGragh Fleetwood in Omaha, Neb. He was raised in orphanages most all of his youth, but received an education and graduated in Omaha. In 1950, Arnie joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Korea for three years.
During Arnie’s life, he enjoyed working in various occupations. He worked construction, logged on the Oregon Coast, worked underground in a copper mine in Arizona and spent 1974 to 1976 working on the Alaska pipeline.
Arnie enjoyed hunting, fishing, prospecting, crabbing on the coast, and the outdoors in general. These past five years he has lived in the Richland, Durkee and Baker City area.
Survivors include his companion, Jane Fields of Baker City; sons, Arnie and Ron; and one granddaughter, Shawna Fleetwood of Santa Rosa, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Michael, who died Feb. 12, 1999.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Food Bank in care of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 13, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor