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PEORIA, Ariz. - Dorothy Edna Arend, 85, of Peoria, Arizona, passed away on Dec. 25, 2017, following a sudden fall.
She was born in Laurens, on Oct. 3, 1932, to Leslie and Myrtle (Kipp) Howard.
She was predeceased by her sister, Marjorie Houck; and brothers, George and Ernest Howard. Her son, Dale Arend, died in 2001. Her husband of 59 years, Donald Arend, died in 2011.
Dorothy served three years in the Women's Army Corps. Following her service, she accompanied her husband during his U.S. Army career, visiting many countries and living four years in France and three years in Japan.
She had a lifelong love of gardening and reading. She was a wonderful homemaker and friend to all.
She is survived by her daughters, Darla Teske of Peoria, Arizona and Donna Hewitt of Mount Vision; four grandchildren, Corrie and Kenneth Arend and Kevin and Kyla Teske; niece, Thelma Cecce of Unadilla; two nephews, Robert Houck Jr. of Laurens and Sandy Houck of Mount Vision; as well as several great-grandchildren.
She was a loving, caring person who will be greatly missed.
Private services will be held.
Published on December 27, 2017
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