Arlene Fay Clotfelter | Obituary

Arlene Fay Clotfelter | Obituary

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


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