December 26, 1939 :: Omaha, Nebraska
June 4, 2014 :: Aurora, Colorado
Arlene Joyce Arnold, 74, passed away at Brasswood Assisted Living in Aurora, Colorado on June 4, 2014 of complications from lung cancer and dementia.
Arlene was born in Omaha, Nebraska on December 26, 1939 to Claude and Alma Hale. She grew up with five siblings; Janet, Eleanor, Richard, David and Laurie. She graduated from Benson High School, the home of the Benson Bunnies.
Arlene was married to Franklin Krov in 1958, which ended in 1980. They raised three children; Theresa (Terie), Kenneth and Gena. She was married to Richard Arnold on December 1986. They were married 27 years, until her death.
Arlene worked as a clerk for Safeway for 28 years. She enjoyed the out of doors. Arlene loved to garden. She and Richard worked hard in their yards and created several Koi ponds, which were so lovely to sit by and watch the fish and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Arlene and Richard enjoyed exploring the mountains and four-wheeling in Colorado and surrounding states. They also traveled to several countries and Hawaii. When her children were young, just about every weekend they would go up into the mountains and would often get lost but it was always an adventure.
Arlene is survived by her husband, Richard of Brighton, CO, her children; Terie (Phil) Ongna of Oak Harbor, WA, Kenneth (Pam) Krov of Cheyenne, WY and Gena Krov of Aurora, CO. Her grandchildren are Laura (Dan) Cichowski of Bellingham, WA, Brandon (Claire) Ongna of Anchorage, AK, Amanda Krov of Cheyenne, WY and Andrew (September) Krov of Cheyenne, WY. Her great grandchildren are Josiah Perryman, Abel and Isla Cichowski (mother is Laura) and Ryder and Rylie Krov (father is Andrew). She is also survived by four siblings; Eleanor (Del) Pratt of Spokane, WA, Richard Hale of Lincoln NE, David Hale (Nori) of Ottawa, KS and Laurie (Richard) Swift of Saluda, SC and many other family and friends.
Arlene is preceded in death by her mother and father; sister, Janet; sister-in-law, Sandra and a great-granddaughter, Elise.
There will be a remembrance service for the family on Sunday, June 15, 2014.