October 27, 1916 - February 7, 2013
James Lucien Arthurs formerly of Eugene, Oregon passed away in Bend, Oregon at the age of 96. He was born to Claude W. Arthurs and Ebel DeAlma Arthurs on October 27, 1916 in Bristow, Oklahoma.
He graduated from dental school in 1940 at Kansas City Western. The Army called him to duty in October 1940 and he served as Captain in the Dental Corp. until December 1945. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During a special leave he married Olive Valetta Dickson on November 30, 1940 in Bristow, Oklahoma. After the service, he established a dental practice at the Springfield Dental Arts Clinic in Springfield, Oregon from 1945 until retirement in 1979.
James was a member of the Masons, charter member of the Springfield Rotary Club, served as President of the Lane County Dental Society for one year and served two terms on the Springfield School Board. He was also a member of the Eugene Country Club since 1949.
In addition to golf, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and sports, especially University of Oregon Football.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Valetta. He is survived by his son, Fred in Bend, Oregon, grandsons, Tyler and Tim of Eugene and great granddaughters, Jadyn and Aiyana.
Heartfelt thanks go out to Bend Villa Retirement, Evergreen of Bend and Partners in Care Hospice House for their loving and compassionate care.
A memorial service will be held Friday, February 22nd at the First Congregational Church in Eugene at 2:00pm. Rest Haven Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church Foundation 1050 East 23rd Eugene, OR 97405.