Arlene Ertmer passed away Feb. 15, 2013. She was 80.
The funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at St. Patrick’s Church, 235 Chapel St., Grass Valley, Calif.
Arlene was born Jan. 22, 1933, in Fitchburg, Mass. She spent her childhood throughout high school in nearby Groton, Mass. She then attended Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, graduating in 1955. She and her husband, David, were married in Groton Feb. 4, 1956. Arlene recently celebrated her 80th birthday, and she and David their 57th wedding anniversary.
Arlene is survived by her husband, David; daughters Susan and Carol; and son Neil. She loved and adored her seven grandchildren, Kristin, Taryn, Casey, Joe, Danielle, Joshua and Kelsey; and four great-grandchildren, Isabella, Brenna, Hudson and Maxton.
She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother.