Arlo Mae Sack

1931 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Arlo Mae Sack Obituary
Arlo Mae Sack 1931 - 2013 A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Arlo Mae Sack at St. Philip the Apostle Church on February 22, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. Arlo was born May 10, 1931, in Sandpoint, Idaho, to Violet Ruth and John Heber Cook. She passed peacefully February 15, 2013, with her children at her side. She leaves behind two sons, Silver and wife, Connie, Leslie and wife, Sandee; two daughters, Toni and Kathleen; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Violet; her husband, Lee; and son, Michael. Our mom, a widow at the age of 24, raised five children and instilled a strong work ethic in each one of us. Her life's work was taking care of people, from child care and cleaning houses to eventually having a career running an entire medical office, starting out as a bookkeeper/medical assistant and retiring 35 years later as an office manager. Mom enjoyed reading and never went anywhere without a book. She read anything and everything, including the newspaper cover to cover. She liked working with her hands, whether it was in the garden potting flowers or knitting. She always had a project going, which usually involved doing something for someone else. She was strong in her faith, and her church was an important part of her life. She enjoyed volunteering and was always involved in a Bible study or two. But, most of all, her greatest pleasure in life was watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren thrive. Mom was a person of few words. She was wise, patient, and always accepting of others, wherever they were in their life's journey. She was a friend to all who met her and was known by many as "Mom" or "Grandma." The family would like to thank Debi and Ed Besenfelder for their continued love and support. If you would like to make a contribution in memory of her, please send to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Building our Home, Growing our Faith building fund, 12803 Montbatten Place, Bakersfield, California, 93312. For condolences please visit www.greenlawnmortuaryandcemetery.com. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Feb. 20, 2013
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