Arden W. Forrey Jr.

Dec 19, 1932 – Dec 13, 2016

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Obituary

Born in Nampa, Idaho on December 19, 1932, Arden graduated from Walla Walla High School with honors (1951).   Arden earned degrees as a bachelor of science (1955) and a Ph. D from the University of Washington (1963) in biochemistry.  Early in his career, he was a research associate in clinical biochemistry at the UW and participated in many published papers.  He went on to do research as a consultant for the US Navy for several years and then returned to the UW as a research associate in computer informatics in restorative dentistry for its School of Dentistry.

Arden served as an officer in the U.S. Navy.  After completing his active duty, he transferred to the Naval Reserve, Medical Core, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander at his retirement.

In 1961, he married Tina Bader.  He is survived by his son, Erik.

Arden was an affiliate member of the international union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, ASTM International, Sigma Xi (the scientific research society), ACS (American Chemical Society), AACC, AAAS, the U.S. Navy Alumni Association, and other professional societies and the UW Alumni Association, For many years, he served on the Board of Directors of the Hawthorne Hills Community Association and the Friends of NAS Sand Point/Magnuson Park Historic District (and its predecessor organization)..

A graveside memorial service will be held by his relatives and close friends.

Remembrances may sent to the Friends of NAS Sand Point/Magnuson Park Historic District or to a charity of your choice.

Arden's relatives thank all of you for your condolences in person, by letter or e-mail.   Best wishes to you all.

Guestbook

Craig Fryhle
Seattle, WA
Jan 5, 2017

I offer my sincere condolences to Arden's family. I knew Arden from our work with the American Chemical Society Puget Sound Section Executive Committee. Arden was a strong and steadfast supporter and volunteer in the ACS local section. Among contributions noted by others, he facilitated communication and joint events between the ACS and clinical chemistry groups in the local area. We missed him when he was no longer able to attend meetings. Condolences to his family and loved ones.

Leila McCleary
Ellensburg, WA
Jan 1, 2017

Arden was a very much appreciated helpful presence in the UW Biochemistry department. My years earning a PhD were 1966-1971, and I remember him well! Later conversations in the 70's and 80's regarding the challenges in trying to "computerize" medical information were always interesting. Thanks for those years and conversations, Arden.

(Leila O'Brien Breck McCleary)

Carole Berg
Bellevue, WA
Dec 31, 2016

Dear family members and loved ones of Arden, He was always a faithful member of the Puget Sound Section of the American Chemical Society. He and I would generally arrive early for the executive meetings and would discuss work, the ACS and life in general. When he stopped coming, I truly missed our time of sharing. I am sending all of you my heartfelt sympathy at his loss. Sincerely, Carole Berg.

Clarita Bhat
Shoreline, WA
Dec 30, 2016

My heart is full of sadness at his passing but will always cherish the memories of our time working together on many projects with the Education Committee of the Puget Sound ACS! He was always the most dedicated, dependable and helpful colleague! I will miss him so much! Condolences to his family and over ones.

Dharshi Bopegedera
Olympia, WA
Dec 28, 2016

I am grateful to Arden for all the many hours he offered as a volunteer to the Puget Sound Section of the American Chemical Society. He specially had an impact in the Education Committee where he worked diligently to offer scholarships to deserving students. We have missed him.

David Munch
Seattle, WA
Dec 26, 2016

From a long-time colleague on the Executive Committee of the Puget Sound Section of the American Chemical Society, we have been missing Arden and appreciate his many contributions to the ACS.

David Munch

Howlin Houndog
Seattle, WA
Dec 22, 2016

So Long, Its Been Good To Know Yuh

(Dusty Old Dust)

Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

I've sung this song, but I'll sing it again,

Of the place that I lived on the wild windy plains,

In the month called April, county called Gray,

And here's what all of the people there say:

CHORUS:

So long, it's been good to know yuh;

So long, it's been good to know yuh;

So long, it's been good to know yuh.

This dusty old dust is a-gettin' my home,

And I got to be driftin' along.

A dust storm hit, an' it hit like thunder;

It dusted us over, an' it covered us under;

Blocked out the traffic an' blocked out the sun,

Straight for home all the people did run,

Singin':

CHORUS

We talked of the end of the world, and then

We'd sing a song an' then sing it again.

We'd sit for an hour an' not say a word,

And then these words would be heard:

CHORUS

Sweethearts sat in the dark and sparked,

They hugged and kissed in that dusty old dark.

They sighed and cried, hugged and kissed,

Instead of marriage, they talked like this:

"Honey..."

CHORUS

Now, the telephone rang, an' it jumped off the wall,

That was the preacher, a-makin' his call.

He said, "Kind friend, this may the end;

An' you got your last chance of salvation of sin!"

The churches was jammed, and the churches was packed,

An' that dusty old dust storm blowed so black.

Preacher could not read a word of his text,

An' he folded his specs, an' he took up collection,

Said:

So long, it's been good to know yuh;

So long, it's been good to know yuh;

So long, it's been good to know yuh.

This dusty old dust is a-gettin' my home,

And I got to be driftin' along.

The stevensons kern, andrea, kellan, kolter
Manhattan, MT
Dec 19, 2016

Rest in peace Uncle Arden.

Rebecca
Victoria, BC
Dec 19, 2016

Will be thinking of you warmly today, and often again in future days.

Erik Forrey
Seattle, WA
Dec 19, 2016

Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine

Recorded by Gene Autry

written by Jimmy Long and Gene Autry

In a vine covered shack in the mountains

Bravely fighting the battle of time

Is a dear one who's weathered my sorrows

'Tis that silver haired daddy of mine

If I could recall all the heartaches

Dear old daddy I've caused you to bear

If I could erase those lines from your face

And bring back the gold to your hair

If God would but grant me the power

Just to turn back the pages of time

I'd give all I own, if I could but atone

To that silver haired daddy of mine

I know it's too late dear old daddy

To repay for those sorrows and cares

Though dear mother is waiting in heaven

Just to comfort, and solace you there

If I could recall all the heartaches

Dear old daddy I've caused you to bear

If I could erase those lines from your face

And bring back the gold to your hair

If God would but grant me the power

Just to turn back the pages of time

I'd give all I own, if I could but atone

To that silver haired daddy of mine

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