Arlene Fay Clotfelter passed away on September 28, 2020 surrounded by her children in Enumclaw,, Washington.
Arlene was born in Geddes, South Dakota May 22, 1929 to Joseph and Mamie Raymond, she was one of seven Raymond children. The family moved to Southern California when she was twelve years old where she discovered her warm, ocean beach playground. Upon graduating from Redondo Beach High School in 1948 she married Ralls Clotfelter and began her own family life. The family moved only twice in 60 years. First to Yucaipa, California where the kids grew into teenagers and she and Ralls became founding members of the Yucaipa Presbyterian Church. The second move was to Poulsbo, Washington in 1968, where the family resided in Lofall, Hood Canal for forty-nine years. Arlene loved her Hood Canal and Olympic Mountain view, beautiful sunsets and seeing her children grow.
She was a founding member of the Poulsbo Promenaders square dance club and enjoyed many local friendships. Arlene was a “mom to many” including family, friends, neighbors, plus numerous nieces and nephews who saw her as mom when they needed an extra one. Her home was always open to family and friends who visited easily and often.
Arlene was preceded in death by her husband Ralls in 2009. She is survived by her four children: Pam, Joe, Don, and Denise; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter.
The Clotfelter family would like to thank Living Court Assisted Living and Franciscan Hospice for their loving attention as they cared for and helped our mother the last few years and during her recent passing.
Arlene will be interred with Ralls at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington next Spring.
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