Arlene Leitha O'Neall

December 3, 1936 - December 1, 2020

Obituary

Arlene Irish O’Neall was born December 3, 1936 in Spokane,

Washington to parents Lester and Dorsia Irish.

She leaves behind her loving husband Bill O’Neall.

Daughter Phyllis (Tim) Woolsey. Daughter Lori Bride. Son Kevin (Diane)

O’Neall. Many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces,

Neighbors, and friends. Her sister Patricia Irish and brother David

(Sandy) Irish. Her beloved care giver Cindy Bramer.

She was preceded in death by two stepbrothers Charles Irish and

Donald Irish and two brothers Robert Irish and Ronald Irish.

Arlene modeled clothing for Mary Benson in Des Moines,

Washington. Arlene was involved with the local Burien, Washington

Pageant, later the Miss Washington Scholarship Organization as

Ladies Director and State Traveling Companion for many years.

She worked at the Pancake Chef also Andy’s Diner.

Arlene and Bill received Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord in 1972

and are members of Riverview Community Church in Kent,

Washington.

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Bill O'Neall
Bill O'Neall
2 months ago

The joy of my life Arlene left on December 1 at 7:15am to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The result of Alzheimer’s. The last two years of her life were not very pleasant but she made the best she could of them.
We were married 62 years and I miss her dearly but am so relieved to know she is healed and rejoicing in heaven. Bill O’Neall

Peggy&Bob Kemp
Peggy&Bob Kemp
2 months ago
Reply to  Bill O'Neall

We will miss you Arlene,but we will see you again. Jesus is our Lord & Savior also. We are blessed. God’s timing is always perfect. We love you Bill. Peggy & Bob

Diane O'Neall
Diane O'Neall
2 months ago
Reply to  Bill O'Neall

She had such an amazing life with you, dad! You were the most amazing example of “in sickness and in health until death do us part” your love for her was so precious and immeasurable.
She and I were so different but our hearts were full if love for each other and OH how we would laugh so hard. She loved fixing us wonderful dinners and she was an amazing hostess!
We will miss her terribly but also rejoicing greatly that she is with Jesus now.
Thanks Mom we love you so much ch ALWAYS and forever!

GDLLILJA
GDLLILJA
2 months ago

Jerry

Gerald Lilja
Gerald Lilja
2 months ago
Reply to  GDLLILJA

We had some great times with you and Arlene. So sorry.

Mike De Lorenzo
Mike De Lorenzo
2 months ago

Lord Bless you Arlene, you will be missed. May the grace of God be with you, I know your having a great time in heaven. Bill my prayers are with you….

Cricket Milliken
Cricket Milliken
2 months ago

One of the sweetest ladies i have ever met!
Please give Jesus a hug for me!
Praying peace over you Bill!

Last edited 2 months ago by Cricket Milliken
Susan Lilja
Susan Lilja
2 months ago

Susan and Jerry Lilja

Donna Hake
Donna Hake
2 months ago

I’m so sad cut the loss of my dear friend she will be truly missed. I loved her deeply

Joan Whidden
Joan Whidden
2 months ago

Joan Dehn Whidden

Joan Whidden
Joan Whidden
2 months ago

Joan Dehn Whidden will miss you dear friend. So many wonderful memories of times shared. Look forward to our reunion in heaven one day. God bless and comfort you Bill.

Jan (Dawley) McCormick
Jan (Dawley) McCormick
2 months ago

Bill, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. May you find peace knowing Arlene is in God’s loving care. Call me if you want to talk and share some of our high school memories together. (425-271-0610

Beverly Shaver (Fiddes)
Beverly Shaver (Fiddes)
2 months ago

I am so sorry to hear about your precious wife Bill. I know how hard this is for you and your family. Hold each other tight and think how BEAUTIFUL Heaven is at Christmas. Arlene will be there to celebrate Jesus’s birthday. If you ever feel like calling to visit, please do, maybe I can help. 509-421-0407. My Love passed 13 years ago on Dec. 5 th

Barbara & Mike McCormick
Barbara & Mike McCormick
2 months ago

We have been blessed to be your neighbors. Arlene was always a gracious, kind and giving lady. She was an intricate part of our community with her planning and executing some of the most memorable social events at MM. My favorite event was your surprise 60th Birthday Party. Bill, Arlene has not gone far for she will be forever in your heart..

Della McCleary
Della McCleary
2 months ago

A beautiful lady..inside and out. Enjoyed our double dates in high school. Thankful to have you in my life.

Glenda L Williams
Glenda L Williams
2 months ago

She is with Jesus! I pray for you, Bill, Kevin, Diane and all her family at this time, even when you know the time is short, it still is a hurt in your heart. I’m thinking of all her friends that were meeting her there. We miss you, Arlene, but we will see you again! I love you, Glenda

Jerry & Lucy Jones
Jerry & Lucy Jones
2 months ago

We are so sorry for the loss of your long time companion and sweet wife but rejoice with you in her now being perfect and with Jesus!
We have such great memories of Arlene’s sparkle and love of people and life! She will be missed!

Donald & Daisy Wagner
Donald & Daisy Wagner
2 months ago

“Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.” — John 17:24

Jesus prayed to The Father that He May have her. The Lord entrusted you with Arlene and it’s clear you have been faithful to do so. He has taken his daughter back and is with Him in glory, just like He said.

Your marriage has been a beautiful example to all, Bill. Keep fighting the good fight and love the Lord with all your heart, soul and mind. He is faithful to complete all him promises.

Much love, brother.

-Wagner Family

Carol Richards-Ellis
Carol Richards-Ellis
2 months ago

It was such a pleasure to get to know Arlene. She was a lovely woman inside and out. I am so sorry for your and the family’s loss but rejoicing for her healing in heaven.

Tim Reed
Tim Reed
2 months ago

Bill and family,
Praying for you during this time of loss but also rejoicing knowing she is in the presence of her savior and Lord Jesus Christ. Heaven just keeps getting sweeter and sweeter! Riverview Community Church family is here to help with any thing you need. You are loved. Pastor Tim and the RCC family.

Charles Zimmer
Charles Zimmer
2 months ago

Chuck and Carol Zimmer

Charles Zimmer
Charles Zimmer
2 months ago

Bill, you were married to a lovely, classy lady. We thought so highly of her and her absolute devotion to you. Remember when we commented on your sharp dressing and you said, “Arlene buys and picks out all my clothes!” She was one of a kind. Your love for her was inspirational.

Don and Carol Glitschka
Don and Carol Glitschka
2 months ago

We are thankful that you are not suffering and are in the presence of our Lord and Savior!

Thank you for being a loving and faithful wife, mother and sister-in-love. You are missed.

We hold you in our hearts until we join you in our heavenly home. Give Mom a kiss for us.

Bill, thank you for being a blessing in Arlene’s life. You have been a wonderful, loving and faithful partner all these years and continued taking such good care of her to the end. God bless you 💕

Daniel Gautschi
Daniel Gautschi
2 months ago

Arlene we love you so much and we will see you in the future forever with Jesus our Savior and Lord.


Chuck Dwinell
Chuck Dwinell
2 months ago

Many folks will miss Arlene. Trust Bill, Kevin and
the others in the family are carrying on in good spirits.
God bless you all

Bruce Duran
Bruce Duran
2 months ago

Bill,
I count it a privilege to have known Arlene. She was a special lady who was always willing to help anyone in need. You two had a very special relationship and were a great example to other couples. I know this is a hard time for you emotionally and you will certainly miss her, as will we all, after spending more than 62 years together. However, I also know you are rejoicing that the love of your life is fully healed as she worships before the throne of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. We are looking forward to that day when we will join her in worshipping together for all of eternity.

Cindy Bramer
Cindy Bramer
2 months ago

You were such a loving person. You touched my heart in so many ways. What a sweet beautiful woman. As I write this, it brings tears to my eyes. I miss you my friend. I will always remember you.

I’m so thankful that God chose me to be your caregiver. I will always remember our time we spent together in the past 3 years.

I know one day in the future that we shall see on another again. I will miss watching Jimmy Swaggart with you. I loved listening to you sing with the people on the show. Wow, what a wonderful voice you had.

God has a loving angel with him in heaven. I love you Arlene !

Bill, my prayers are with you and your family.

Nancy Heins
Nancy Heins
2 months ago

What a joy and blessing I’ve had to meet, get to know, and love Arlene. What a lovely, beautiful, Godly lady. I only wish I’d known her a lot longer and been a part of her very interesting experiences and life. These last years have been difficult for both her and her devoted husband, Bill, but God has been very Faithful and given them His grace. We know that Arlene is now in the very presence of Jesus, who she loved, and so healthy and happy again. I look forward to enjoying heaven with Jesus and her also someday, but will miss our visits in the mean time.

Tom & Sue Lathrop
Tom & Sue Lathrop
2 months ago

Arlene was a very special lady and loved by all who knew her. Some day we will renew our relationship with her in heaven, where she is now experiencing the joy of the Lord.

Brian Greutman
Brian Greutman
2 months ago

What an amazing woman Arlene was! I was blessed by her enthusiasm, joy and kindness. Praying for you Bill and the family during this difficult time but rejoicing with you that she is with Jesus!

Buttons Carioto
Buttons Carioto
2 months ago

We’re so sorry for your great loss Bill, but we are rejoicing with you that she is with Jesus and not suffering any longer.

Keri
Keri
2 months ago

Heaven has a new angel. Arlene was a beautiful lady, inside and out. I’ll miss her sense of humor, her spark and her style.

Sending love and prayers to Bill and family. May God continue to watch over you.

Jack Garrett
Jack Garrett
2 months ago

Bill, I know how sad you must be.
Arlene was a very special person.
Keep the faith.

Harriet Thomsen
Harriet Thomsen
2 months ago

I met Bill and Arlene when we moved to Mariner Manor 16 years ago. Arlene was Diva of the year at our first Diva party. She had been involved in beauty pageants and we had so much fun that night!. She loved giraffes and had a huge collection. It was only after Arlene’s illness and her move to an Adult Family Home in Auburn, that I really got to know her. I visited often and went on walks with her, There, I learned about their life and marriage and most importantly their faith and love for Jesus, I am convinced that she is now in the beautiful place Jesus has prepared for her, Bill, you are an amazing man, and did more than anyone could have believed possible, Every time you walked into the room, her face would light up and she felt safe. You will be together again!

Ruth Neitzel
Ruth Neitzel
2 months ago

Dearest Bill: We are so blessed to know you and Arlene. We are sorry for your loss, you are a model husband. We have missed seeing both of you and pray for your loving memories to give you peace. Love & prayers Ruth & Mark

Susan L Parko
Susan L Parko
2 months ago

Dear Bill –
I know losing Arlene leave behind a huge hole in your heart and life – but, I also know that she will be waiting for you in heaven and you will see her again some day- and you will dance! I will always remember your dance as you celebrated your 60th wedding anniversary not that long ago. Arlene was always classy and kind. I loved waiting for her to arrive at church and see how she was “styled out” for the day. I enjoyed our visits and her kind words. May you have peace as you enter this next stage of your life.
Hugs –Susan and Larry Parko