Neta "Arlene" Hope

Nov 15, 1925 – Mar 10, 2015

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Obituary

Neta "Arlene" Hope age 89 was born to Leora and Philip Kirsch in Lebam Washington on November 15, 1925. She was the fourth of five children, June, Dick, Mary and Polly.

Graduated from Ilwaco High School in 1945

Married Thomas Edward Hope on September 2, 1949 in Seattle Washington. They were married 59 years, with three children, Christine Mudie, Lora (Scott) Whiting, Jeffrey (Kristy) Hope. Eight grandchildren, Aaron, Ryan, Tyson, Kaylyn, Seth (Emily) Bryce, Jordan and Miranda. One great grandson AJ and numerous nieces, nephews friends and neighbors.

Arlene was very social and loved camping, berry picking, mushroom hunting, clam digging and the beach. She also loved to dance and bowl, from bowling Leagues to Wii bowling Arlene enjoyed her bowling. Most of all she was known for her kindness, smile and her love of family and friends.

After sixteen months of of being away from her home Arlene was able to return to her home where she passed away peacefully, March 10, 2015. Arlene was and always will be loved and remembered by all whom had the chance to know her. We Love You Mom ! A celebration of her life will be held on April 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Boulevard Park Presbyterian Church.

Neta "Arlene" Hope age 89 was born to Leora and Philip Kirsch in Lebam Washington on November 15, 1925. She was the fourth of five children, June, Dick, Mary and Polly.

Graduated from Ilwaco High School in 1945

Married Thomas Edward Hope on September 2, 1949 in Seattle Washington. They were married 59 years, with three children, Christine Mudie, Lora (Scott) Whiting, Jeffrey (Kristy) Hope. Eight grandchildren, Aaron, Ryan, Tyson, Kaylyn, Seth (Emily) Bryce, Jordan and Miranda. One great grandson AJ and numerous nieces, nephews friends and neighbors.

Arlene was very social and loved camping, berry picking, mushroom hunting, clam digging and the beach. She also loved to dance and bowl, from bowling Leagues to Wii bowling Arlene enjoyed her bowling. Most of all she was known for her kindness, smile and her love of family and friends.

After sixteen months of of being away from her home Arlene was able to return to her home where she passed away peacefully, March 10, 2015. Arlene was and always will be loved and remembered by all whom had the chance to know her. We Love You Mom ! A celebration of her life will be held on April 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Boulevard Park Presbyterian Church.

1822 S 128th Street Burien, Washington 98168 (206) 243-2600.

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Burien, Washington 98168 (206) 243-2600.

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Guestbook

Alana Collins Bullis
DuPont, WA
Apr 27, 2015

Merry:

Heaven has a new (and funny) angel. I truly appreciated all the thoughtful cards you sent me and I have kept each one. The world is a better place because you were in it.

Your friend always,

A

Dorie Jennings
Seattle, WA
Apr 15, 2015

I attended and graduated with Tom at Enumclaw High School, thus met Arlene at the first class reunion they attended years ago. What an amazing, happy couple, who spread sunshine with smiles, humor and friendliness. They were loyal attendees at all class functions, and loved by all classmates. Treasured memories.

They will be forever missed. Condolences to their family.

Linda Holden
Renton, WA
Apr 11, 2015

I briefly met Arlene some years ago through her daughter Chris. Cheerful and friendly lady, with a beautiful smile. I wish I had the opportunity to see her more. It is so wonderful that she had such a loving family around her. I am sure she will be missed immensely.

Andy Cohen
Beverly, MA
Apr 6, 2015

I worked with Arlene and Tom in Olympic National Park in the '70s. Arlene was always like a mom for the seasonal rangers, amused by our antics, keeping us in line and really, just a pleasant and loving person. Like Tom, Arlene had a great sense of humor and sincerely cared for the people in her life.

George & Karen Bowen
Hoodsport, WA
Apr 2, 2015

Arlene was much loved by several generations of Olympic Nat'l Park employees who worked at Staircase Ranger Station. She was a real morale boost to tired and hungry firefighters as they returned to the Station and found an endless supply of homecooked meals Arlene provided. It was a real privilege to have Tom and Arlene on our staff.

Karen Berg
Seattle, WA
Mar 29, 2015

Chris, Aaron, Ryan, Tyson, and A.J., I 'm sorry for the loss of your Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma. May all of your wonderful memories help you get through these tough times.

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