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Arleta Irene Carr

December 26, 1933 ~ July 28, 2020 (age 86)


Arleta Finch Carr died peacefully at Hope West care Center ay 7:00am in the morning of July 28th, 2020 she was 86 years old.

Arleta Finch was born in Newton, Kansas and the family moved to Fruita, Colorado when she was 3 years old.  She followed through the Fruita School System and graduated for Fruita Monument High School.  She attended Western State College, obtaining a BA in Elementary Education.  It was at Western State that she met and Married Duane Carr.  After Duane spent 2 years in the Army, they lived in West Lafayette, Indiana while Duane attended Purdue University.  Arleta and Duane had two Sons, Dan and Don.

The Family moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa where Duane taught at Coe College, and Arleta raised their 2 sons.

Arleta later attended the University of Iowa obtaining an MS in Early Childhood Education, specializing in pre-school children with special learning problems.

 The Carr family lived for two years near Almaya, Ethiopia while Duane taught at the Agricultural Branch of Haile Selassie University.  After returning to the Us, Arleta worked as a Parent-Child Specialist at the Grant Wood Area Education Association, visiting in homes to assist parents of pre-school children with learning disabilities.

Upon retirement Arleta and Duane moved their family back to Grand Junction, Colorado.

Along with her Teaching Career, Arleta has been a member of the League of Women Voters.  She was a lifelong member and LWV was a very important part of her life.  Arleta was a imperative part of the growth of the Grand Junction Unitarian Universalist Church, holding many positions of importance there.

Anyone wishing to donate in remembrance of Arleta, may donate to the League of Women Voters of Mesa County or to UUCGV Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley)

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