Arthur Edward Prouty
April 27, 1940 — May 14, 2018
Arthur Edward Prouty passed away in the hospital on Monday afternoon, May 14, after a long illness. He was surrounded by his loving wife, children, and grandchildren.
Art was born in Astoria, Oregon to Gordon and Edwina Prouty, growing up in various locations throughout the Willamette Valley from Carlton to Eugene.
After attending Monroe High School, he promptly joined the US Navy serving aboard the USS Coral Sea aircraft carrier.
In 1967, Art married the love of his life, Audrey (Fields).
He worked in the wood products industry for 30 years, then in real estate for another 20 years.
Family was everything to Art. He was so proud of his family and made sure everyone he came across knew it. Alongside his wife of 51 years, he raised four children who blessed him richly with 10 grandchildren. He always lived life to the fullest, enjoying every moment and every person who crossed his path. You could say Art never knew a stranger. His motto was, “Love God, love people, be happy,” and he took that to heart. Every life he touched was impacted in a positive way. Even those who had only met him once never forgot him. His laughter was contagious, his cheerfulness irresistible, his presence unforgettable.
Art was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife Audrey; children, Allen (Buffy) Prouty of Dallas, Angela (Greg) Hebner of Stevensville, Montana, Amy (Todd) Pendley of Dallas, and Aaron (Sheila) Prouty of Albany; grandchildren, Sami, Kolby, Kodi, Madison, Tori, Rhylee Jo, Mackenzie, Katelynn, Ian, and Kayla; and siblings, Polly (Jack) McIntire, Kay (Eddie) Lent, Dot Ferry, Linda Hugo, Pat (Pam) Prouty, Janet Weeks, Steve (Debbie) Prouty, Peggy (Jay) Florence, and John Prouty.
He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and so many others whose lives he touched. Until we meet again, rest in peace Mr. Awesome…yep, yep.
Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 at Oak Lawn Memorial Park in Corvallis.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to https://pulmonaryfibrosis.donorpages.com/Tribute/ArtProuty.
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