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Arlene Smith

June 12, 2014


6-8:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

9-10:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

10:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.


Oakwood Cemetery, Harwood N.D.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Arlene Smith

June 12, 2014


Arlene Smith, beloved wife, mother, grandmother passed away from this life into eternal rest on Thursday June 12th at age 83. 

She was born in Kennan, WI, and was raised on family farm outside Felton, MN.  After graduating high school in 1949, she attending a two year college in Moorhead, MN followed by three year RN training in Rochester, MN.  During her nursing training she had six months training in Chicago, where she met the love of her life Herb and they were married on June 4th 1955.  She spent several years working as an RN, during which time she had their six children and also assisted Herb with his private veterinary practice.  She relished the thought of providing a warm welcoming home for her family and the many friends that visited over the years.

She would most want being remembered by her love for God, her husband (Herb), her children (Martha, Bill, Ian, Lee, Clark, and Hugh), and her many grandchildren.  Following the example of Jesus, the most important thing in her life was her relationship with God and fellowship with His saints. 


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  1. Gordon and Susanne Howe says:

    Clifton Park NYDear Friends,

    We were saddened to learn of Arlene’s passing. We thought a lot of Arlene and Herb. We enjoyed the hospitality of their home. Arlene was a fine example of a good wife and mother as we read in Proverbs 31.

    With love from the Howe family


  2. Wilfred Aarestad says:

    Jamestown ND
    Dear family of Arlene,

    It has been so great to be friends with Herb and Arlene. The loss would be hard for you but no more pain or distress. Both have entered Eternal rest. My condolence to all.

  3. Roy and Betty (Weiland) Droel says:

    MoundsView, MN
    What more wonderful heritage could
    Arlene leave for her many loving family members and friends than the obituary I just read on this website? This pure kind friendship and fellowship will be continually adding to her eternal reward. We only have the most valued memories of Arlene, mostly as Arlene Quick, tho. Kind sympathy to the family we do not even know. Roy and Betty Droel

  4. Chuck and Donna Spath says:

    Grand Junction ColoradoTO: The Smith Family

    Please accept our sincere and deep sympathy in the loss of your mother, your grandmother, and your friend!
    We had the pleasure of getting better
    acquainted with her while being treated
    for her illness in Grand Junction. She will be dearly missed. She left a wonderful legacy for her children!!
    Our love and care, Chuck and Donna Spath

  5. Donna M Taylor says:

    South Pasadena,Fl 33707 Will never forget the kindness of Arlene
    to me when I was a student nurse and came to Rochester for part of my training. Arlene was then working there as a RN.
    My regards to the family.
    Donna M Taylor

  6. Ardith Ellingson says:

    Mechanicsburg ILDear Family, Thinking of you at this time
    and trust you are finding much comfort in
    the Lord. We have such good memories
    of your folks. ..truly an open home. With love and sympathy,
    Ardith E.

  7. Roanne Kooy says:

    Litchfield Mn MN
    We met Herb and Arlene in aboutg 1959 when they came to Marshall to see their friend, Fred, and spent the night in our mother’s home. My years in Fargo in the 1980’s enabled me to be in theri home. My last visits with Herb and now more recently are an inspiration of their faith and joy. Thinking of the family. It isn’t easy to lose your mother at any age. You will find great comfort in memories, and also from the ONe who was her Comforter and Strength.

  8. John and Becky Murray says:

    Belgrade MTWe can’t even begin to tell you the sadness and joy we feel when thinking of Mom’s passing. Sadness, knowing we will never see that sparkle in her eyes again but joy in memories of what she shared with us and being an adopted mother to us. I’m sure you all know how much she and Dad meant to both of us. She taught us all so much both natural and spiritual. The most important being “Nothing matters but salvation.” We love all of you.

    John and Becky

  9. Janet Klenki says:

    Jamestown ND
    Sorry I will be unable to be with you this week. I remember you all as little children in Iowa, and nice to be with you in ND
    at time of your father’s death and as the house was being prepared for sale. Visits with your mother were wonderful–always spiritual. Our last, she was so thankful for the working of the Holy Spirit at the present time.

  10. Celia (Yorke) Burns says:

    Ellershouse Nova ScotiaMy sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mom. I have wonderful memories of the summer visits at Gramma Smith’s in Granville when you were just little folks.Hugh wasn’t on the scene yet. Always admired your Mom’s calm way of getting done what needed doing and often thought back on those days when I had my own children. May your memories comfort you in future days.
    Rod and Celia Burns.

  11. Jean Wolff says:

    Thinking of the family and wishing to extend my sympathy to all. Embrace the memories that brought joy to each of you over the many beautiful years of Arlene’s life.



  12. Donna Nalewaja says:

    Fargo ND
    So sad to read of Arlene’s passing away. I enjoyed my friendship with her years ago and admired her complete devotion to her family and faith. Arlene will be remembered as a wonderful role model for her children and grandchildren.

  13. Loren Quick says:

    Las Cruces NMHowdy cousins, Sorry I am not able to be with you at this time. I’m thankful for family bonds, but most thankful for spiritual bonds.

  14. Lowell & Pat Anderson says:

    Glencoe MN
    We were sorry to here of your mother & grandmother”s passing. With our love and sympathy,Lowell & Pat Anderson

  15. Teresa Schmertman says:

    Minneapolis Minnesota
    Thinking of you all with deepest sympathy. Thank for sharing you mom with me when I was in Fargo. I loved her dearly. She will be missed. Love and comfort to you all.

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