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Arlene Doris Brooks APPLEY

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APPLEY, Arlene Doris Brooks, was born November 4, 1933 in Greensbyrg, PA. She spent her early years in Greensburg as well as Cleveland, OH, Tucson, AZ and Los Angeles, CA. She was a graduate of Los Angeles High School and UCLA where she majored in English and early American History with minors in Political Science and Speech. During the Korean War, she was a USO hostess and danced with soldiers at their bases in Southern CA and San Clemente Island. As a full-time mother, she lovingly raised two sons who will miss her very much. A lifelong liberal democrat, her love of all things political led her to work tirelessly for Common Cause and for Robert F. Kennedy's fateful presidential campaign in 1968. She had a passion for biblical archeology which greatly enriched her visit to the Holy Land in 1971. She worked as a paralegal for Southern CA. Edison for over 20 years and in 2007, moved from West Covina, CA to Chandler, AZ. Preceded in death by her father, Samuel Brooks; mother, Belle Cohen and sister, Barbara Ann Barnes. She is survived by sons, Alan Joseph and wife, Cynthia Chicola Appley, Stuart Harman and wife, Gale Paster Appley; grandchildren, Maya Alexandra, Maxwell Graeme, Brett Michael, Jamie Alyssa and Dana Nicole. The family wishes to thank Vicki and the staff at Park Regency Care Center, as well as Linda, Wendy and the staff of Hospice of the Valley for their kind and caring devotion to Arlene. Arrangements by SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPEL.

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Jan. 25, 2013
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