|Birth: ||Oct. 6, 1928|
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 2012|
Arlette Lorraine Wayman, age 83, of Rockford, IL passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012, in Rockford.
Born Oct. 6, 1928, in Rockford, IL to Martin and Mabel (nee Olson) Carlson, and graduated from East High School in 1946. She married William Wayman on Feb. 8, 1947. Arlette was an exceptionally thoughtful, caring and generous person, devoted to her parents, husband and family. She never stopped making friends and was blessed with many very dear lifelong friendships. Activities with those friends and family members kept her too busy for hobbies! Instead, Arlette loved to be with people; playing cards with her card clubs, attending symphony concerts, going to plays, enjoying lunches out with friends and hosting innumerable family birthday parties and dinners. No one ever left her home hungry! Arlette enjoyed traveling. She spent many happy vacations with her husband, Bill, and family on Sanibel Island in Florida. She and Bill took memorable trips to Hawaii and Sweden, and often visited family in Tennessee, Minnesota and California. As recently as three years ago, Arlette fulfilled a lifelong dream of going on an Alaskan cruise. A charter member of Beth Eden United Methodist Church, she played piano and taught Sunday school for a number of years and was always quick to help out when a need arose. Arlette was a long-time employee of Pierce Chemical Co., and in what would have been her "retirement" years, started a second career at the Winnebago County Assessor's Office until her reluctant retirement at the age of 80! She continued to volunteer at the front desk until her health prevented her from doing so.
Survived by her children, Penny (Tom) Hyland, Judy (Bill) Blank and Bill (Shannon McHugh) Wayman; grandchildren, Lori (Chris) Beyer, Jim (Tausha) Markell, Amanda Hyland, Billy Wayman and Cari Wayman; great-grandchildren, Cam Beyer, Kenzie Beyer, Jim Markell, Erin Markell and Keaton Markell; nephews and families, Mike (Margaret) Carlson and Richard (Ronnie) Carlson.
Predeceased by her parents; husband; and brothers, Will and Robert.
The family wishes to express special gratitude to the staff of P.A. Peterson Care Center, OSF Hospice and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center for their exceptional care in Arlette's final days. Also, a special thanks to long-time friend, Marsha Goodheart, for her presence and thoughtfulness.
Service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Beth Eden United Methodist Church, 3201 Huffman Blvd., Rockford, with the Revs. Douglas Bowden and Michael Carlson officiating. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 26, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park. Online condolences at sunsetfhmemgardens.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from March 25 to March 26, 2012
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Created by: Rita Botkin Bomher
Record added: Mar 25, 2012
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