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Arlene Mason Garlitz

August 25, 1929 — March 26, 2023

Arlene M Garlitz age 93 passed away March 26, 2023 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Born August 25, 1929 in Portsmouth, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late John D. Moss and Lillian (Parden) Moss.

Arlene’s father John was career US Navy serviceman who moved his family from Virginia to California.  Arlene attended high school in Virginia and Long Beach, California.

Arlene met the love of her life Robert (Bob) W. Garlitz whom she married in Yuma, Arizona.  They made their first home in Long Beach, California while Bob served in the US Navy.  After Bob’s discharge from the Navy, he and Arlene moved to Fruita, Colorado.  The couple lived in Clifton, Appleton, Grand Junction and Fruita during their 64 years of marriage. 

Arlene worked as an artist for Walt Disney and later as a bookkeeper for various medical offices and credit unions. Arlene was a homemaker for the majority of her career.

Arlene and Bob were very involved in her children’s school activities volunteering for many school functions at Hunter Elementary, Fruita Junior High and Fruita High Schools.

She is Survived by children Linda (Robert) Whinery of La Grande, Oregon, Douglas Garlitz and Robert (Jackie) Garlitz of Grand Junction, Colorado.  She had 6 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband Robert and parents John and Lillian.

Graveside services will be held later on June 16, 2023, at Elmwood Cemetery in Fruita, Colorado.

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Interment for Arlene Mason Garlitz

Friday, June 16, 2023

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Mountain time)

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