Arlene Fay Clotfelter

Arlene Fay Clotfelter died Sept. 28, 2020. She died at home surrounded by her children in Enumclaw Washington.

Arlene was born in Geddes, S.D., on 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, Wash., in 1968, where the family resided in Lofall, Hood Canal for 49 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.

Arlene will be interred with Ralls at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash., next spring.

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