Arthur Allan Aune, 63 of Lynnwood, WA unexpectedly passed away on Dec. 31, 2013 of a sudden heart attack. Art was born in Moscow, Idaho on May 2, 1950.
He attended schools in Spokane, WA including University High School & later moved to Ravenswood, WV with his family in the spring of 1967. He attended Ravenswood High School where he was the sports editor for The School Spirit, Co-Captain of the boys’ basketball team and was a star pitcher on the varsity baseball team. He graduated from Ravenswood High School in 1968 & from Ohio University in 1972, when he married Sharon Weyer. Art worked for the Ravenswood News & Kaiser Aluminum while living in Ravenswood. He later moved back to the northwest with his family where he was employed with Kaiser Aluminum in Spokane and Daniel Smith Artist Company of Seattle, WA.
Art leaves behind his former wife Sharon, son Joseph & wife Delanie, daughter Julie Aune and husband Mike Oster, and daughter Jacquelyn & significant other Wayne Mason. He is also survived by four amazing grandchildren, Elijah, Ruby, Evelyn and Amelia as well as his brother John Aune of Gig Harbor, WA, sisters Kris Tidd and Teressa Ewing of Spokane, WA. He also leaves behind his aunt Dawn Summerkamp of Mullan, ID, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins throughout the northwest. He is preceded in death by his father and mother Torlief John Aune and Etta Marie Suckow Aune and his cousin Kirby Krulitz.
Art was highly active throughout his life in volunteer sports programs with Pop Warner Football and Midget Basketball teams in Ravenswood and as a volunteer coach for St. Mary’s 8th grade football in Spokane. He was a volunteer for the Big Brothers Program in Spokane, WA.
He had a passion for camping at Priest Lake, Idaho, jet skiing, grooving to rock n’roll and blue grass music, and was the number one fan of the Seattle Seahawks.
A celebration of his life was held on Jan. 5, 2014 at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church in Bothell, WA with family and friends in attendance. Art you touched us with your Nordic sense of humor, your wit, and your love of family.