Arthur LindenFebruary 11, 2017
Arthur Richard Linden quietly passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017, at home at the age of 102.
He was the only child born to Swedish immigrants Charles H. Linden and Josephine C. Davidson in Seattle, Washington, on August 10, 1914.
He graduated from the University of Washington in the class of 1937 with a degree in civil engineering. He and Rosalie Rogers were married in September of that year.
His career as an engineer started at Grand Coulee and continued through hydroelectric projects at Alder, Rocky Reach, Rock Island, Mossyrock, Mayfield, Packwood, Finchaa in Ethiopia and other projects across the U.S.
Art was a family man, and his career made for many new experiences and fun for his family as they moved around the states.
Art and Rosalie moved upon his retirement in 1985 to the Sequim area, where they developed many lasting friendships. He was active in the Grange Association wherever he was living, a 65-year member of the Masonic Lodge and a member of the Eastern Star. His leadership was instrumental in the building of the new Trinity United Methodist Church in Sequim, of which he was a longtime member.
Following the passing of his wife, Rosalie, he married Lucile Flaman in 1996.
Art was preceded in death by his parents; his wife and mother of his children, Rosalie Rogers Linden; and his second wife, Lucile Flaman Linden.
He is survived by his children, Carl (Paula) Linden of Simi Valley, California; Richard (Sonya) Linden of Murrieta, California; David (Dianne) Linden of Snohomish, Washington; and Joanne Linden Johnson of Sequim. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Donations of remembrance may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 South Blake Avenue, Sequim, WA 98382; or Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 East Eighth Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sequim.