Arnold Lloyd Julich
passed away Jan. 26, 2016 of a cardiac arrest during his sleep. His
wife, Tanya, gave CPR until the paramedics arrived and they worked
on him for another 40 minutes but he was gone. As he was a marathon
athlete earlier in his career and had a very strong heart, this was
an extreme shock. He is greatly missed by Tanya, his family, his church
family and friends.
The son of a career Army officer, Arnie moved with his family to Ft.
Lewis, Wash. in 1959. He attended middle school and Lakes High School
from where he graduated in 1964. It was as a junior in high school
that he met the love of his life, Tanya.
Arnie attended the United States Air Force Academy, graduating in
1968. He then spent 27 1/2 years serving his country with distinction
as a decorated pilot. He flew the KC-135 and B-52 aircraft, held several
command positions and was a veteran of both Southeast Asia and Southwest
Asia conflicts. His command positions included director of operations,
Fairchild AFB; support group commander, March AFB and vice wing commander,
Plattsburgh AFB. Arnie also graduated from AFIT, Dayton, Ohio; Air
Command and Staff College where he remained as an instructor for two
years, and the Air War College.
Arnie loved family. He and Tanya married two weeks after USAFA graduation
and she was his love, his best friend, counselor, and confidant for
the next 47 1/2 wonderful years. They had one son, Mark, and delighted
in their granddaughter Melissa. He also leaves four brothers, two
sisters-in-law, one sister and brother-in-law. He delighted in the
company of them all. They looked to their "leader of the pack"
for guidance, humor and reassurance. He is missed for his calm demeanor,
wise counsel, quick smile and joy of life.
Arnie loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, clamming, golfing
and long walks on the beach. Following retirement he and Tanya bought
a home on Grays Harbor just a mile from the Pacific Ocean in the small
town of Ocean Shores, Wash. He and Tanya bought their horse Gus 11
years ago and Arnie had a major role in his training.
Arnie was a strong Christian man and lived his life for the Lord.
He is deeply respected for his character, kindness, loyalty, fairness
and love of country, family and friends. He leaves a great void but
amazing memories for those he left behind.
wife, Tanya, with help from his brother Tom Julich.)
to sign the memory book.