Arlene M. Annable
1938 - 2020
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October 31, 1938 ˜ July 11, 2020

Our 81 year old feisty, independent, loving mother, Arlene M. Annable, began her journey home on July 11, 2020 after a severe but brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Arlene grew up on the family farm in Velva, ND. Mom and her parents relocated to Vancouver, WA during her senior year of high school. She graduated from Fort Vancouver High School in 1956.
Arlene raised four daughters. She was a bookkeeper for Radio Shack for several years and also worked in retail. In her later years, she enjoyed a part time job collecting permit information on home building in Clark, Clackamas, and Multnomah Counties for The Daily Journal in Seattle.
Mom was a yummy cook, avid gardener, and excellent seamstress. She was also an active supporter for St. Joseph’s Indian School in South Dakota and March of Dimes. Mom’s home, yard, and family gave her the greatest joy and comfort. Those who knew her well appreciated her clever sense of humor! We love and miss you Mom!
Arlene is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Dominic Muraglia of Beverly Hills, FL; her daughter and son-in-law, Toni and Mark Lindsay of Kalama, WA; daughter, Patti Riley of Seattle, WA; daughter, Cathy Olson of Snoqualmie, WA; six grandchildren, Steven Vanek, Sean Ylinen, Michael Ylinen, Shannon Ylinen, Devon Olson, and Owen Olson; and six great-grandchildren, Cole Vanek, Madison Vanek, Grayson Vanek, Brenya Ylinen, Shayla Ylinen, and Sophia Eades.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Verna Strate; her brother, Larry; and sister, Joan Helland.
There will be a graveside service for the immediate family in the Garden of Apostles at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Sat., July 25, 2020, 1:00pm. Friends and family are welcome to stay in their cars nearby and watch the service online. You will have to request the link for the service from Terri, Toni, Patti, or Cathy.
Memorial contributions may be made to either of Arlene’s favorite charities: St. Joseph’s Indian School at or March of Dimes at
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Published in The Columbian on Jul. 19, 2020.
Graveside service
01:00 PM
Garden of Apostles at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery
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July 30, 2020
Thank you for being such a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. We all miss you so very much. It was an honor for Mark and I to be able to take care of you in our home. I will treasure all the wonderful memories of you forever. I love and miss you Mom.
Toni Lindsay
July 22, 2020
I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. Her Feisty mannerism and work ethic will definitely carry on... May she rest in peace. With Love, Bridget and Family
Bridget Norah
July 20, 2020
So very sorry for the loss of your Mom. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers !
Ed Goldhammer
July 19, 2020
Terri, Toni - on the way to visit my Mom today I drove by your childhood home
Dave Lattanzi
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