In Memoriam

Arnold Lloyd Julich

Arnie 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.
                                                                                                    (Arnie's wife, Tanya, with help from his brother Tom Julich.)

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