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Arthur “Art” Lee Hanvey was born May 2, 1923 in Griggs, OK, to William and Bessie Fansher Hanvey. Art was the second eldest of seven siblings. He attended school at Plainview, OK and later worked as a farm hand in Boise City, OK.
From 1943 to 1946, Art served with the 4th Field Artillery Battalion in the United States Army. He was stationed in New Guinea and the South Philippines during the World War II. He received the Good Conduct Medal & Philippine Liberation Ribbon for his service.
After being discharged Art lived on a farm just west of Keyes. He was hired on with CIG (Colorado Interstate Gas) and moved to Elkhart, KS.
Art met and married the love of his life Dorothy Jean Tolbert and to this union 2 children, Alvin and Tammy, were born. Art and Dorothy established residence in Beaver, OK. Art was a devoted husband and a wonderful father.
Mr. Hanvey and was a part of the American Legion post 149. Art enjoyed attending cattle sales, playing cards, and working on cross word searches and puzzles in his spare time.
Art died Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Beaver County Nursing Home in Beaver, OK at the age of 93. Art is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dorothy, and his daughter Tammy White. His sisters Gertrude Williams, Hazel Spradlin and his brothers Robert, Albert, and Donald Hanvey also predeceased him.
Art is survived by his sister Helen Martin of Edmond, OK, his son, Alvin and Ruth Hanvey of Greensburg, KS; grandson, Andrew and Jessica of Pratt, KS; grandson, Matt and Hilary Hanvey of Protection, KS; grandson, Eric and Jaimie White of Beaver, OK; granddaughter, Jean and Ron Hoover of Darien, GA, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, great-grandchildren and other family and friends who will miss him dearly.
Memorials are to the Beaver Volunteer Fire Department.
A private memorial service will be held at Boise City Cemetery for family members at a later date.
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