Stanley Howard Lundgaard, aged 83, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2023 in his happy wintergetaway home in Oro Valley, Arizona. He was born on May 10, 1939 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Claraand Alvin Lundgaard. He was the oldest of 4 siblings and grew up on a dairy farm in Ellsworth,Wisconsin. After graduating from college at the University of Minnesota and earning his MBA from SantaClara University, he took pride in his career as a Naval Aviator. He met the love of his life, Beverly Cross,when he was stationed in California, and soon married and welcomed his two "princesses" SaraMargaret and Sonja Kathryn to this world. The majority of his career was spent at Lockheed Martin inSunnyvale, CA, and Stan served 36 years in the US Navy, retiring as an honorable US Navy Captain.Stan lived a full and adventurous life. He was a man of many talents and interests, and he pursued themwith passion and enthusiasm. Stan's heart was one of warmth and kindness, to all creatures great andsmall. He had a great love for animals--riding his first horse as a boy, raising many pups throughout theyears, and sitting and enjoying the birds whenever he could.After Stan's daughters brought grandchildren into his heart (Trenton, Troy, Makenna and J.J.), Stan andBev moved to Mukilteo, WA to be closer to the family. He was always there for his family and friends,and his kindness and generosity touched the lives of many. He spent numerous hours volunteering withthe Master Gardener's Community and Mukilteo Police Department, even being honored as theMukilteo Citizen of the Year in 2015. Stan and Bev would "escape" the Washington winters by takingworldwide trips to places such as Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.They truly cherished their annual trips spent with special friends in the Hale Koa in Hawaii and theirArizona retreat in Oro Valley.Stan will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He leaves behind a legacy of kindness,generosity, and love that will live on in the hearts of those he touched.\n\nThere are no gallery images.