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Arlita A. Arnett

March 19, 1940 ~ March 19, 2021 (age 81)

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Arlita A. Arnett, age 81, of Mt. Vernon, Oregon passed away March 19th, 2021 at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon with her family by her side. A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.


Arlita was born on March 19th, 1940 in Mt. Vernon, Oregon to Herman and Josephine (DeSouza) Smith. She graduated from Mt. Vernon high school in 1958. She married Jerry Arnett at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in John Day, Oregon on June 11, 1960 together they had four children: Marlene, Kevin, Joanna, and Mark.


Arlita enjoyed gardening, puzzles, baking and crocheting. She mostly loved spending time with her family, family gatherings and time spent with her grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Arnett; her parents, Herman and Josephine Smith; and one brother, Gary Smith.


Survivors include her daughter, Marlene (Joe) of Mt. Vernon, Oregon; daughter, Joanna (Pete) Majors of Mt. Vernon. Oregon; son, Kevin Arnett of Mt. Vernon, Oregon; son Mark (Cola) Arnett of Puyallup, Washington; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.


Memorial contributions can be made to Hope for Paws through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, Oregon 97845.


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