M. Wingender
M. Wingender

Obituary of M. Arlene Wingender

Arlene passed away peacefully at age 87 in Edmonds, WA.

Arlene was born in Eastern Washington in the small farming town of Oakesdale. She married Robert H. Wingender on November 12,1955; they were married 45 years and had six children together.

She was an avid gardener and participated in local fairs and markets selling her fruits and vegetables.  She was known locally as the “Tomato Lady” and had several articles written about her in the local newspapers. Arlene also enjoyed crafting and started a business with a friend making and selling stuffed animals, Easter and Christmas decorations, tea cozies, pot holders and many other kitchen items.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert in 2000.  Surviving family members include: Coleen Ariana Rehm, Karen Marie Ghramm, Mark Robin Wingender, Gail Teresa Scofield, Patrick Brian Wingender and Lisa Ann Thompson. Survivors also include eleven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. 

The service and interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Heart Association or St. Thomas More Catholic church.

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