Arlene Joann Lee age 75 of Benton, Arkansas passed away Monday, September 02, 2019 in Benton.

She was born on October 17, 1943 in San Pedro, California to the late William Baxter and the late Blanche Fryer Baxter. She was happily married to George Lee for 54 years. Arlene had a servant’s heart helping and making others happy. She and husband George were active members of the Northside Church of Christ, even hosting South Dakota during camp. In her spare time, she enjoyed building dollhouses with her husband. She was very talented in knitting, needlework, cross-stitch dress making, Arlene was extremely talented with her hands. She was a great correspondent by keeping in touch with people they met on their travels. Above all God and her family were very important to her. Arlene was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed by all.

She is survived by husband of 54 years: George Lee of Benton, Arkansas

Daughter: Mitzi Ann Wright and husband Richard of Globe, Arizona

13 grandchildren

Numerous great-grandchildren

Sister: Blance Wall and husband Lester of Washington

Brother: Robert Baxter of Hespena, California

Host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Blanche Baxter, son James R. Lee, and brother Samuel Baxter.

Graveside service will be Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

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9-9-19 3:28 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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