He was the fifth of fourteen children.
He is survived by five sisters and four brothers.
For the past twenty seven years, he has shared a life and home with his friend and soul mate, Gerry Anderson in Spokane Valley, Washington.
They shared their lives with their children: Sabrina Dobson, Tim Dobson, Roger Dobson, Brenda Dobson, Star Bear, Clay Anderson, John Anderson, Daniel Anderson, Cathy Groff, Christie Anderson and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Art attended Graceland College and Eastern Washington University studying horticulture.
He and Gerry spent much of their time gardening and caring for the yard.
They also belonged to a cribbage club and enjoyed the game there and at home.
Art served in the United States Army as a sniper.
He was a certified millwright and retired in that field.
He loved many things about the outdoors, but some of the fondest memories that were made were fishing, camping, hunting, and boating with his children.
His favorite place to hunt was with his boys in the Blue Mountains.
He loved to watch old western movies, sports and listen to the original country singers.
Art was loved by his family and friends because of his unconditional love and has left us with many memories.
His Memorial Service is scheduled at 2:00 pm, July 6th at Camp Glorious in Brewster, Washington.
HERITAGE MEMORIAL CHAPEL, East Wenatchee, WA