Oct 14, 1925 - May 9, 2019
In Loving Memory
ARLYNE WILLA DIEHL
OCTOBER 14, 1925-MAY 9, 2019
Arlyne Willa Diehl, 93, of Riverton left this home on Earth for her Eternal Life of Happiness in Heaven on May 9th, 2019. Arlyne was blessed to be surrounded by her family and dear friend Joy overlooking the beautiful gorgeous gardens and singing birds (two of her favorite things in this life) at the Help for Health Hospice. She had just been moved from Sage West Health Care after having had a stroke in March.
Most importantly she was loved by and she loved the Glorious, Omnipotent, Sovereign, Mighty Creator and Our Savior Jesus Christ! Arlyne was involved in the Bodies of Christ at the First Assembly of God, Cornerstone Community and United Methodist Churches. Arlyne had dear people who she appreciated, cherished and loved in her unique way of serving Christ. Some of her favorite causes were adopting missionaries, filling Christmas “Shoeboxes,” and helping kids go to Bible Camp. She especially loved these verses; “For God So Loved the World that He gave His One and Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have Everlasting Life.” John 3:16 “I can do all things through CHRIST who strengthens ME.” Philippians 4:13
Arlyne was born on October 14th, 1925 in Edgerton, Wyoming to Margaret “Meg” Kier and Harold Lockett Anderson. She had a rich history in Fremont County having graduating from Riverton High School with a love of dancing and grace which she carried throughout her life. Arlyne loved working as an aide at Jefferson School where she shared her gifts of teaching children. Because of being a bank teller at First Interstate Bank she was able to give her family much needed skills in counting money and managing a check book. She was a hard working house wife and landlord up until the end. Arlyne loved working in the flower gardens, especially with roses for their pristine look and smell. She cared deeply for her pets, loving toy poodles the most. Arlyne was able to fulfill a huge life goal of seeing all her grandchildren graduate high school at the age of 90 after traveling to Washington. She had adored traveling with her family, many times enjoying Las Vegas and Bullhead City, AZ. Arlyne was blessed to even make one more trip to Alaska at 91 years old. All of this was evidence of her deep love for her family.
Arlyne was married to her husband Lewis Benjamin Diehl on December 18th, 1958 honoring her marriage vows for 60 years. They shared a love of being involved with the snowmobiling clubs and riding around South & Union Passes. Her mind, memory, and body stayed strong throughout her life. She was able to recall many stories and people and that truly impressed her granddaughters and family.
Arlyne is survived by her Husband Lew, sons Gary (Karen) Madison of Alaska, Steve (Ginny) Madison of Washington and daughter Susan (Jeffrey) Taylor of Wyoming, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Arlyne is preceded in death by both her parents, her sweet infant David and Son Kent Madison (Cathy LaFrance) in January after a long battle with cancer.
An intimate viewing was held at Davis Funeral Home surrounded with people who loved her including her poodle, favorite pictures, paintings and trinkets. A celebration of Life will be held at a later date since she was cremated.
The family would like to thank every person that touched Arlyne’s life especially the caretakers! You Are APPRECIATED!