Arthur S. Haig

Arthur S. Haig, 95, of Dryden, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Arthur was born March 5, 1922 in Duluth, Minnesota. Following high school, he attended Duluth Junior College before enlisting in the Navy in 1943. During World War II, Arthur flew Hellcat fighter-bomber planes from the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid which was operating in the Pacific Ocean Theater. He participated in the famous naval Battle of Leyte Gulf, Philippine Sea, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Following the war, Arthur resumed his studies, graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1947 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He moved to Washington after graduation and worked as a Professional Electrical Engineer until his retirement in 1987.
In 1980, he and his wife Lois bought a small orchard near Dryden which became their residence after retirement. The 1987 move to Dryden blossomed into Arthur’s second career, that of an apple and Anjou pear orchardist. The orchard gave Arthur and Lois much joy. When not working in the orchard, Arthur and Lois enjoyed winter cross country skiing. Summer trips with their travel trailer were to the Washington coast and mountains of Idaho and Montana for hiking and fishing. Arthur was predeceased by his wife Lois A. Haig who passed in 2002, and by his sister Lois Vork of Wisconsin. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Palm of Bellingham, Washington and a brother, William Haig (Carol) of Minnesota. At his request, there will be no services. Arrangements are by Jones and Jones - Betts of Wenatchee. Memorial gifts may be made to the Wenatchee Salvation Army.

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