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Arlene R. Warren, (nee Arlene M. Robinson) age 94, of San Antonio, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014. She was born on January 12, 1920 in Franklin, Massachusetts to Charles Haskell Robinson and Gertrude May (Tupper) Robinson. Arlene was a veteran of World War II. She was in the first class of women who volunteered for service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) [later Converted by Congress to Women's Army Corps (WAC).] She enlisted on August 13, 1943 and was discharged from Active Duty on February 6, 1946. She earned the American Service Medal, the WW II Victory Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the WAAC Service Ribbon. Following a break in service, during which time she completed her Bachelor's Degree and earned an MSW from Boston University. Arlene enlisted in the US Army Reserve, and retired with the Rank of Major on February 8, 1971. She also earned a Master's Degree in Public Health from Harvard University. She worked as a Case Worker in the Department of Public Health of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. After moving to Texas in 1961, Arlene served as a Case Worker and then supervisor with Bexar County Child Protective Services. For the last five years preceding her retirement, Arlene served as Parish Secretary for Church of Reconciliation (Episcopal) in San Antonio. Arlene was confirmed in the Episcopal Church at Church of the Advent, Boston, Massachusetts. On her arrival in San Antonio, Arlene joined the Church of the Resurrection, Episcopal, in Windcrest. She also became a Lay Associate of The Order of the Holy Cross (OHC) in 1974. Arlene married the Rev. John G. Warren, a perpetual Deacon serving at Church of the Resurrection, on December 18, 1988. Arlene shared in his extensive ministry to the sick and shut-ins of their parish, as well as visiting several local nursing homes and care facilities. John Warren died December 11, 1997. For several years prior to her death, Arlene lived at Esplanade Gardens, a senior living community. She enjoyed playing cards with friends and other activities. She also continued to be a friend and advisor to many residents and other friends in the community. She was a good friend and a wise counselor. She will be missed. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
JUNE 4, 2014
CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION, EPISCOPAL
5909 WALZEM RD.
Interment in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions are suggested to: Church of the Resurrection, Episcopal, 5909 Walzem Rd., San Antonio, TX 78218. The Order of the Holy Cross c/o Holy Cross Monastery P.O. Box 99. West Park, NY 12493, or a
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Published in Express-News on June 1, 2014