Arleen Beth Chester

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November 25, 1960 ˜ October 19, 2018

Arleen Beth Chester, 57, of Vancouver, Washington, passed away at home Friday, October 19, 2018 after a long illness, which she fought brave and strong with the “I Can Do It” attitude.
Arleen was born November 25, 1960 in Salinas, California; the sixth child of seven children of Gordon and Connie Chester. She grew up in Salinas and graduated from North Salinas High School in 1978. At North High she was active in FFA.
Arleen graduated from Hartnell College and went on to receive her B.S. degree in Ag Business Management from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California.
She was a USDA Process Food Inspector in Salinas, Watsonville, Salem, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington for over 30 years until retiring in 2017.
Arleen is best remembered for her warm heart and generous spirit. She had the biggest heart and smile that lit up the room. She always had a story and a great sense of humor. Those who met her had a friend for life.
Arleen is survived by her brothers, Timothy Chester (Min, Charla) and David Chester (Helen); sisters, Colleen Chester, Kathleen Holzwart (Ted), Eileen Goff (Ken) and Darleen Chester; her beloved nephews, Kort Holzwart, Kollin Holzwart (Shelly), Konner Holzwart, Mitchell Goff (Kayla), Peter Chester (Samantha) and Iain Chester; nieces, Rebakah Chester, Heather Chester and Emma Chester; great-nephew, Kasius Holzwart; and her greatly loved dogs, Arliss and Auto.
She was preceded in death by parents, J. Gordon and Connie Chester.
A Celebration of Arleen’s Life is on Saturday, November 10th from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at NorthWest Packing, 1701 W 16th Street, Vancouver, Washington.
Arrangements entrusted to Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684
In lieu of flowers please send donations in Arleen’s name to DogPaws,13504 NE 84th St., Suite 103, PMB 303, Vancouver, WA 98682-3091 or National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, 3800 Maple Ave., Suite 435, Dallas, TX 75219 are welcome and appreciated.
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Published in The Columbian on Oct. 28, 2018
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