Former Libby-area resident Arthur Dale Bollinger, 94, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, in Silverton, Ore.
Arthur was born June 11, 1912, in Twin Bridges, Mont.
He graduated from high school in Missoula.
While working for the U.S. Forest Service, Arthur met the former Dallas Manicke, whose parents started the Manicke post office.
Arthur and Dallas married Dec. 13, 1935, and moved to Portland in 1936.
Prior to World War II, Arthur was a civilian worker at the U.S. military air base in Yakatat, Alaska. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the Navy as a motor machinist's mate and headed a diesel injection department in ship repair. Arthur received a Philippines Liberation Victory Medal and commendation from President Truman.
He built the family home in Silverton in 1947, where he lived until his death.
Following Arthur's retirement from the Oregon Department of Transportation in 1974, he helped his wife with her flower shop until her retirement in 1977.
They built a two-story log cabin on the Manicke Homestead, where Dallas was born. The couple spent the next 30 summers in Montana.
Arthur was an active Mason for nearly 60 years, a past master of the Silverton Masonic Lodge and a member of Eastern Star. He donated time to DeMolay and Rainbow Girls as well as many charitable causes.
Arthur was an active member of Silverton United Methodist Church for over 50 years.
Survivors include his wife of 71 years; his daughter, Marbeth Lorenzen; grandson, Michael Lorenzen; granddaughter, Karla Bufka; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Unger Funeral Chapel in Silverton. Interment was at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
Memorials may be made to Silverton United Methodist Church or a charity of one's choice.