Arlene J. Keefer

Arlene J. Keefer

September 02, 1924 - December 08, 2017

Arlene J. Keefer

September 02, 1924 - December 08, 2017


Arlene J. Keefer September 2, 1924 – December 8, 2017

Arlene J. Keefer, age 93, died on Friday, December 8th, at Atria Woodbridge Senior Home in Irvine, California. She was born on September 2nd, 1924, the fourth of six children born to Clara and Clarence Lintner. She graduated from Kenmore High School in Akron, Ohio in 1942.

In 1941 she met Robert L. Keefer on a blind date and they were married on May 8th, 1948. She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Agnes, Betty, Dorothy, brother John and husband Robert.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, Arlene was loved by all who knew her. She was forever optimistic, always had a smile and loved dancing and parties. She was an exceptional waitress, working at the same restaurant for over 20 years where she was a customer favorite and frequently requested to serve at special events and meetings. During her retirement she volunteered for 17 years at Banner Medical Center in Payson, Arizona, and the St. Vincent De Paul food bank.

A Catholic Mass will be said in her honor on Wednesday, December 27th, 10:00 AM, at St. John Neumann Parish in Irvine, California, with Father Michael Khong officiating. A Celebration of Life will follow at 11:30 at B.J. Brew House Restaurant in Irvine.

Memorials may be made in Arlene’s name to the American Red Cross to assist those who lost their homes in the California Wildfires:
Or to the American Humane Society:


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2 responses to Arlene J. Keefer

  1. Every memory of Arlene makes me smile. There was No One like her.. no one. I never saw her without a Huge Smile and her Stamina! I would be ready to head home but she would Still Be On The Dance Floor! Loved by every stranger that came in contact with her, simply because she was a Shining Star and everyone could see that. I would just sit back and watch the crowd react to her effervescent personality. Definitely One in a Million.. I hope I am even half of the person she was when I’m in my 90’s…

  2. Arlene was a very special person and will be missed by many! I will always remember her sweet smile as I would talk to her after mass on Sunday. We know she is in great hands now with our Lord. May God bless you Arlene and our sympathies to Jim, Paula and your entire family. We love you all, Denise & Carl Miller

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