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Dr. Arthur Winter Halliday

Arthur HallidayArthur HallidayFebruary 16, 1931 - August 24, 2018 Arthur Halliday, a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, entered into eternal rest on August 24th, 2018. His passing was swift and unexpected, without pain and suffering, for which we are very grateful. Arthur was born in Pittsburg, Kansas, the youngest of three sons born to Amy Altana Brandenburg and Glen Halliday. Arthur attended the University of Kansas for his training in engineering physics. He graduated in 1952 and worked at the Hanford Plant in Richland, Washington until 1953. He changed his life plan realizing that studying medicine was his genuine passion. He attended the University of Kansas Medical School, while there, he met his first wife Marilyn Button. After graduating in 1958, Arthur did his Residency at University of San Francisco. Then, he and his 2 brothers, Gordon and Roger and their families settled in Los Altos.

There, they opened their Internal Medicine practice on Altos Oaks Drive where they worked together for 33 years. They served their patients with an old fashioned practice filled with warmth and expertise. Many locals were sad to hear of their retirement in 1993, however, Arthur was not done. He went on to work at the Palo Alto Veterans’ Administration Hospital in the Addiction Treatment Clinic for another 22 years, finally retiring at the age of 85. He also held weekly Bible Study classes on the VA campus for 10 years. In the early 1980's, Arthur also volunteered at the AIDS clinic in San Francisco. He was a speaker in many churches in the Bay Area educating on the high calling to reach out and minister to those who are suffering always treating them with dignity and love. In 1983, Arthur met Judy Wardell, a registered nurse. They were married in 1984 and Arthur joined Judy in her Thin Within ministry; together they co-authored many books. They have devoted their lives to educating and serving others. Arthur attended Peninsula Bible Church in Cupertino for 34 years. He also sang in the church choir and was a lover of fine music and enjoyed playing classical pieces on his 100 year old Steinway piano. Arthur traveled extensively including a trip to climb the Matterhorn with his two sons. He also spent several months in Cameroon, Africa, with Voice of the Martyrs on a mission trip alongside Dr. Bert Obue ministering to those living in very primitive conditions with limited medical resources. He and Judy have a multitude of travel memories, their most recent excursions to Switzerland, where they had honeymooned and their cruise up the Rhine River. Arthur enjoyed hiking, reading, tennis, painting, organic gardening, and socializing with friends and family. He and Judy were forever trying new recipes searching for the perfect chocolate cake! All family gatherings began with a warm hug for everyone and much joy filled the air. He was a beautiful storyteller and always had a joke or two to share. He began with, "Stop me if I've told you this before..." Even if we had heard it, not one of us could remember all the details or the punch line, so we would eagerly listen to every word. He would make us all laugh and we would delight in being around Arthur! Arthur leaves behind his loving family who will miss him dearly: Judy, his beloved wife of 34 years, and his 3 children: sons Blair and wife Madeline and their children Sarah, Colin, and Jami; Owen and wife Kim and their children Catie and Emma; and daughter Amy. Arthur is also survived by his older brother Roger and his wife Kay. His eldest brother Gordon and his wife Donna predeceased Arthur. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Peninsula Bible Church, 10601 N. Blaney, Cupertino CA, 95014 (www.pbcc.org) where a Celebration of Life will be held on October 13th, at 2:00 PM on what would have been Arthur and Judy’s 34th wedding Anniversary. "Be faithful unto death and I will give you the crown of life.” Revelation 2:10

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