Commander Arthur Samuel "Art" Mcfarlane U.S.N. retired, age 73, of St. George, Utah, died April 30, 1991 at home. He fought cancer for 10 years.
Art was born October 18, 1917 in St. George, Utah, a son of Samuel Alexander Mcfarlane and Margaret Jarvis Milne Mcfarlane. When he was nine-years-old, they moved to Ogden. His early education, up through Weber College, was in Ogden. He also attended the University of Utah and later graduated from the University of Maryland. Art moved to Richfield, Utah in 1938 where he met and married Darlene Martines, October 5, 1939 in Richfield. He went with the FBI in December, 1941 at which time they moved to Washington D.C.He joined the Navy as an Officer and pilot, September, 1942. He served in the Atlantic, Pacific and Korea. He was executive officer of a ship in the Middle East. He was officer in charge of Naval Air Transport Service on Manus Island and in Tokyo. He spent two years on Admiral Callahagn's Staff in Yokosuka, Japan, Commander Naval Forces Far East. He had a total of over 13,000 hours in the air, 4,000 of which were on the Dew Line Flying a radar anti-submarine warfare plane. January, 1962-64, he was on the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington D.C. and Camp David. 1966, He helped set up and operate the Fleet Operation Control Center, Naval Forces Europe, London, England. After retiring from the Navy in 1970, he worked in London for Middle West Services, a Management Consultant firm and Clinton International Oil Company. He and his wife moved to St. George the winter of 1976, but he continued working in London until 1980. Art holds many medals, some of which are: The Air Medal, Navy Commendation, American Campaign, European African-Middle Eastern Campaign, Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Service, National Defense Service with Bronze Star, Korean Service with Marine Air Corps Emblem, United Nations Service, and Joint Chiefs of Staff.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene Mcfarlane; two sons, Arthur Samuel Mcfarlane, Jr.; Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Charles Thomas Macfarlane, London, England; one daughter, Jill Macfarlane Farwell, Gibert, Arizona; four grandchildren, Kimberly Suzanne Williamson, Alabama; Arthur Samuel Macfarlane III, Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Jenna Rae Farwell and MacKenzie Leigh Farwell of Arizona; one sister, Lillian Jones, Ogden.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jubilee Home or Hospice C/O Dixie Health Care Foundation, 544 South 400 East, St. George, Utah 84770.
Memorial services for Art will be held Friday, May 3, 1991, at 11 a.m., in the Bloomington 4th Ward, 3519 Manzanita Road, Bloomington. The family will meet with friends at the ward chapel in Bloomington on Friday morning after 10 a.m. At the request of Mr. Macfarlane, cremation was in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 1, 1991. Burial and graveside services with Military Rites by V.F.W. Sevier Post #5050, and the Richfield Unit of the Utah National Guard, will be held on Saturday afternoon, at 3 p.m. in the Richfield City Cemetery, Richfield. Funeral directors, Neal s. Magleby and Sons Mortuary of Richfield, Utah.
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