Pen City Current obituary – Arlene Jane Arnold Carlson, 86, Arkansas

Arlene Jane Arnold Carlson, daughter of Stanley and Clara Arnold was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 15, 1933 and passed away Sunday October 6th 2019, at Baptist Hosp. in Conway, Arkansas, at the age of 86 years old.


Arlene was mayor and city council member in Fort Madison, Iowa, from March of 1984 through December of 1995. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Heber Springs, past president of the Heber Springs Humane Society, a member of the board of Margie’s Haven House, and one of the founders of the Fort Madison Child Abuse Coalition. She enjoyed playing cards, canasta, pinochle, and bridge.
She was preceded in death by her parents Stanley and Clara Arnold and her husband of 59 years, James R. Carlson. She is survived by 2 daughters: K.C. Bryant and husband Russell of Heber Springs, and Lynn Carlson and Mark Lamar of Carter Lake, Iowa, six grandchildren Judy Huebner, Richard (Molly) McCracken, Christy (Darren) Brucksieker , James (Heather) McCracken, Jeni (David) Lockley and James Carlson, 14 great grand children and 1 great great grandchild, a niece Carol (Mark) Nofsinger and many other relatives and friends.
Service will be held at 2:00 Sunday, October 13th at the 1st Presbyterian Church of Heber Springs, 1313 West Pine, Heber Springs, Ar. 72543.
The family requests memorials be sent to
The Humane Society of Heber Springs
49 Shelter Lane
Heber Springs, Ar. 72543

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