Memorials Suggested: Arlene Jarvis (1941-2016)
Arlene Evelyn Jarvis, 75-years-old, passed on Sunday, June 5th, 2016. After her valiant fight with breast cancer in 2005, Arlene’s battle resumed in 2012 with stage 4 breast cancer that spread to the bones and liver. Her strong will to live, resilient faith in God, and the love and prayers of family, friends, and many supporters carried her through four more years.
Arlene was born on May 22nd, 1941 in White Pine, Minnesota to Alvin and Myrtle Jarvis.
Known for her ease in frequent conversation with even total strangers, she endeared others to her with a contagious smile and joyful spirit. Her sparkling personality won the trust and hearts of many, who even now are being changed by her witness of nurturing love, positive attitude and unwavering perseverance. Her signature gift of selflessness, shown through her dedication to family and friends and her genuine compassion for others, will never be forgotten.
She is survived by her three children Desiree Calvelage, Derek Fitch and Dayna Connell; son-in-law’s Mike Calvelage and Steve Connell; grandchildren Devin Heitman, Garett Koger, Kiana Fitch, Trevor Connell, Travis Connell, and Troy Connell.
She is preceded in death by an infant brother Gary Jarvis and her parents Alvin and Myrtle Jarvis.
Graveside memorial will be held in Holdredge, Nebraska at a later date.
Remembrances may be made in the form desired by friends.
The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support.