Farewell Arlene

The world lost a wonderful person and champion for humanity yesterday. My dear friend Arlene passed away after a long illness.

Arlene Smith

She was a tough cookie and stayed involved with the community until the end, helping out where she could. She was an unstoppable force. Always eager to encourage, nurture and praise a person, Arlene wouldn’t allow you to slack off in anyway that she thought was below your potential. She made this world a happier place for me and countless others, many who never met her.  That’s what volunteerism and involvement in your community can do. Thanks Arlene.

Rich Powell

I'm an artist/illustrator residing in a small, North Carolina town. I worked for a few years as a conceptual artist and art director in the computer game industry but set off on my own to freelance. I currently do humorous illustration and cartoons for publications such as MAD Magazine and Highlights for Children.

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  1. Jesse says:

    Arlene was another member of our family and one of my wife’s best friends in the world. Her passing will leave a void in our lives.

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