Arthur Lloyd Still
May 5, 1929 – June 10, 2019
Arthur Lloyd Still May 5, 1929 - June 10, 2019
Arthur Lloyd Still, 90 of Milwaukie, Oregon, went to be with his savior June 10, 2019, after he succumbed to his battle with dementia.
Arthur was born May 5, 1929, to Clarence and Daisy Still in the Dalles, Oregon. At the age of 3, his mother was sent to a mental hospital where she remained until her death. Unable to care for all his family his father moved to California to work and periodically sent money to support his children. One of Arthur’s earliest memories was sitting on the curb with his brothers holding their little suitcases waiting to be picked up by Child Services Division. He rarely saw his mother and only saw his father a couple of times as an adult. Eventually Arthur spent the next few years with his brothers at the Children’s Farm Home in Corvallis, Oregon.
During his younger years Arthur was farmed out regularly to elderly people to work for room and board. Often he would have to get up early, perform his chores, go to work washing dishes, then make it to school on time. During his teen years, Arthur moved in with relatives who had strong Chrisitian beliefs. At age 15 he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Arthur moved around to several different schools making it hard to develop lasting friendships. He ended up graduating high school in McMinnville, Oregon.
After high school, Arthur joined the Army National Guard for a short period. He then joined the Air Force where he served as an airplane mechanic during the Korean War era. During his time in the military he felt a definite calling from God to serve his Lord as a minister.
After Arthur’s discharge from the military, he enrolled in Cascade College in Portland, Oregon. While at Cascade he met his future wife Joan Gould. They were happily married a year and a half later. They remained married for 63 years until his death.
After graduation from Cascade College, following God’s calling, Arthur enrolled in Western Evangelical Seminary to become an ordained minister. During his time in seminary his first two children were born. He subsequently had three more children during the early years of his time in the ministry.
In all Arthur served in the ministry for 31 years. He pastored in several different churches around the Pacific Northwest. He presided over scores of weddings, funerals, baptisms, and community events. His life was always dedicated to serving others. He frequently put others needs before his own.
After retirement from the ministry, Arthur eventually was diagnosed with dementia. As his dementia progressed he moved into the Monterey Court Memory Care facility to better meet his needs. He remained in this facility until his death six years later.
Arthur was survived by his loving wife, Joan E. Still, age 86, and children: Jeanette Still, age 61, James Still, age 59, Jeffrey Still, age 58, Julie Still, age 56, and Joyce Ostby, age 55. He additionally had 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Arthur had a long, productive life full of service to others. He will be dearly missed.
Arthur’s celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, June 25, at 11:00 AM, at the Wichita Evangelical Church located at 9491 SE Wichita Ave., Milwaukie, Oregon, 97222. Immediately following the service a luncheon will be provided at the church. At 2:00 PM a graveside honors ceremony will be conducted at Willamette National Cemetery, located at 11800 SE Mt. Scott Blvd., Happy Valley, Oregon, 97086. Please gather at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home no later than 1:30 pm to be led into Willamette National if you plan to attend the honors ceremony.
Celebration of Life
Witchita Avenue Evangelical Church
9491 SE Wichita Ave
Committal Service with U.S. Air Force Honors
Willamette National Cemetery
11800 SE Mt.Scott Blvd
Arthur Lloyd Still
June 18, 2019
My dad always referred to me as his number one son. That's because I was was his first born son. Donn't worry Jeff he, loved you too. I many times accompanied him to the grocery store to shop for the family groceries. I was often was his companion during shopping time. Dad always instructed me to stay close by while he concentrated on his shopping list. One time shopping I went around the corner to the next isle just to give my dad a little grief. inadvertent without looking he grabbed a hold of a hand of a complete stranger's child and continue to walk down the isle. All of the sudden, a women yelled, "Hey,". He immediately realized he was holding the hand of some other child's hand.
He just about had a coronary. A few seconds later I walked around the aisle looking like I pulled one over on my dad. I am just glad this was then and not not now.
June 15, 2019
I was blessed enough to have Art come into my life over 30 years ago. I didnt realize when I met him what an important role he would play in my life. He accepted me into his family, without reservation. He married Jim and I, 30 years ago come November. Art loved his Rose garden and he knew I really liked White Rose's, so he would always bring me the most beautiful bouquet of white Rose's. Jim & I have some of his Rose's planted in our yard. I have so many wonderful memories of Art, he would always say Carrie's here now I have to behave and then he would Laugh. He was an amazing man. There are no words to say how much I will miss him. I take comfort in knowing he is with the lord.
June 15, 2019
I remember when Grandpa would chase me around the house and try to rub his whiskers (unshaven face) on me.
I also remember up until Grandpa went into the retirement home he still had a pull up bar and would do reps everyday.
I Love You Grandpa.