Arthur was born Oct. 1, 1931, in Fossil. He was the eldest son of Leonard and Evelyn Hewitt.
He moved to Grande Ronde when he was 5 and graduated from Willamina Union High School.
He married Myrna L. Grosser on June 10, 1955, and they made their home in Brookings where Arthur logged for many years. He also built and operated a mini-storage business with the help of Myrna and their four children. Arthur and Myrna were married for 38 years prior to Myrna’s death in March of 1993.
On Aug. 15, 1993, Arthur married Marilyn Cramer. During their 19 years of marriage they enjoyed traveling and golfing together. Arthur was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed clam digging, masonry and gardening.
He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Brookings for more than 40 years. Having a beautiful tenor voice, Arthur sang in the church choir and performed many solos for holiday services and special events.
Arthur is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his children Douglas, David, Deborah Steiner and Diane Bishop; his stepchildren Robert Oliver, Debra Steele and Karen James; his siblings Robert, Gordon, Jean Reeser, Joan Butler and June Story. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.
Two memorial services will be held for Arthur. The first service will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sheridan. The second service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1200 Easy St., in Brookings.
Memorial contributions may be made to your local Hospice organization or to an Alzheimer’s Association of your choice.
Adamson’s Sheridan Funeral Home in Sheridan is in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by the family.