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Arlen Keith Blum
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Birth: Sep. 26, 1937
Wenatchee
Chelan County
Washington, USA
Death: May 21, 2012
Wenatchee
Chelan County
Washington, USA

Arlen K. Blum, age 74, of Wenatchee, WA, entered into rest at Central Washington Hospital, following an extended illness. Arlen was born to Walsh H. Blum and Edith J. Blum on September 26, 1937, in Wenatchee at the Deaconess Hospital. Arlen was one of six children, including a twin who died at birth. He was a Wenatchee High School graduate of the class of 1956. He then enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Lewis and in Thailand at Fort Sann. Arlen was in the Medical Corps. He was honorably discharged December of 1966. Following his military service, he returned to Wenatchee to then be employed at Alcoa for 37 years. He worked in pot lining, as well as a pot-tender. Upon retiring 37 years later, Arlen then had time to enjoy his love for sports. He was a big sports fan, including fastpitch softball. Arlen was a member of United Steel Workers Union, Wenatchee Eagles and Elks. Arlen was liked and loved by many. He loved to sit and visit. He had a quiet nature to himself, until you got to know him. He helped many people at a time of need.

He is survived by two brothers (Aaron and Adrian); two sisters (Ceona and Iris); nephews and a niece (Tina, Duwayne, Scott and Steven Vickery); and was a great-uncle to many calling him by the name of "Uncle, Uncle". (His parents Walsh "Wally" and Edith "June" Blum and a half-brother Walter Kenneth preceeded him in death.)

The family would like to say thank you to the wonderful, caring staff at Central Washington Hospital.

A Funeral Service will be held at Telford's Chapel of the Valley Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at 3:00 p.m., with Pastor John Sterk officiating. The Service will conclude in the chapel. Viewing will be Tuesday, May 29, 2012 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 30, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Wenatchee Valley College Girls' Fastpitch Softball. Arrangements are by Telford's Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Walsh Helmuth Blum (1909 - 1983)
  Edith June Kile Blum (1918 - 1991)
 
 Siblings:
  Walter Kenneth Blum (1930 - 2002)**
  Arlen Keith Blum (1937 - 2012)
  Allen Kenneth Blum (1937 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Ashes given to his nephew Scott Vickery
 
Created by: Della Meize
Record added: Jun 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92769653
Arlen Keith Blum
Added by: Della Meize
 
 
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What about those Sea Hawks -- heard you cheering from up above!!!! Go Hawks!
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