Arthur L. Pease


Arthur L. Pease was born April 6, 1942 in Tacoma, WA  and died October 18, 2013 in Kirkland, WA.

He attended elementary school in Tacoma, junior and senior high school in Federal Way, graduating in 1960. He continued his studies at the University of Washington, and earned certification in aviation mechanics from the Northrop Institute of Technology (Inglewood, CA).

Arthur showed a keen interest in music beginning in elementary school, first studying piano, accordion, and eventually percussion instruments. He was drummer for a rock and roll band, The Adventurers that was active around the Puget Sound region in the late 1950s; and he played for various dance bands under the direction of Burke Garrett.  He co-founded a dance combo known as The Classics, with Bill Hahn (bass), and Dorin Robinson (piano).

He was employed by the Boeing company for over 28 years, initially in aviation mechanics (1966-70) and eventually as a computer systems analyst from 1983 until his retirement in 2007.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur W. and Fay H. Pease; his brother, Aldridge H. Pease, and his former DSC_0044wife, Patricia Telgenhoff Pease.  Survivors include his brother, Frederic Pease (Jane), his sister, Patricia Pease (Lincoln Clark); his beloved daughters, Jennifer Anne Nelson (Jeffrey), Erin Margaret Pease, and Rebecca Fay Pease; Jeffrey and Phillip Telgenhoff (sons of Patricia Telgenhoff Pease) and his adored grandchildren, Ruby Anne and Davis Marty Nelson. Other survivors include several cousins, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Wedgwood (Seattle), on Saturday, November 9th at 11:00 a.m.

6 Responses to “Arthur L. Pease”

  • Patricia Pease says:

    Dear Brother, how I will miss you. So many years of joys and heartaches shared together. Lots and lots of music of all kinds, naturally; but in recent years there was a shared love of birds. Online birdcams at Cornell Lab of Ornithology – we “hatched” many a Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Bluebird, Hummingbird, and Bald Eagle chick together! Your brother-in-law, Lincoln, will miss baking bread for you – “…the best bread on the planet,” by your estimation. Your devotion to all of our family knew no bounds; I will never forget that.
    As I said to you on October 16th, when you sent us off on another journey, “Thanks a million for everything, as usual.”

    Your sis’

  • Mark Redal says:

    Diane and I send our deepest condolences to Art’s entire family, and especially to our dear lifetime friend, Patti. Art made an indelible impression on me as a teenager. He was just “cool.” He cared about people in a kind and considerate way. I observed how he treated his mother Fay and his sister with such respect and care – a real gentleman! He has left us way too soon, but we will always remember his quiet ways and the twinkle in his eye. Rest in peace, Art, until we meet again.

  • Frederic Pease says:

    Dear Brother Art,
    It seems to me you overcame a lot, starting with the taunts and teases of two surprised older brothers that arrived in the world a decade ahead of you. I remember you overcame nephritis as a kid…that was no fun….and I remember that in following my footsteps as a water skier you sustained a back injury that chronically plagued you in your later years. Nothing stopped you though, you became an accomplished musician, snow skier, water skier, expert computer guru that kept Boeing’s personal computers humming. But most of all you became a wonderful father and family man.
    With your (and our) beloved Patricia Telgenhoff Pease you raised three beautiful and accomplished daughters and two grandchildren that are beloved of the entire family. We miss you deeply and are sorry for ourselves (and each other) that you had to leave us early but we take some comfort that you are at peace and rid of the physical suffering that you endured. God bless you brother and thanks for all the wonderful memories.
    Your bro

  • Cathie (Mills) Olson says:

    My Deepest condolences to the Pease family on their loss of Art. From an old Lakota friend,
    Cathie Mills Olson

  • Joe Devlin says:

    Please accept our sincerest condolences from Jerryann Devlin, and Joe and Monica Devlin.

  • Julie Siebenaler says:

    Hello, My grandmother was a sister to John Pease, Daughter of Arthur Pease. During this Covid-19 shutdown I was trying to do a little research about my family and just thought I would reach out in case any family would happen to see this and want to discuss history. Thank you and my condolences for your loss.

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