Arlene M. Anderson
1943 - 2020
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Anderson, Arlene M. Muskegon With her loved ones holding her hands – hands that had cared for them these many years – hands that created beautiful works of art and piloted airplanes and built barns – Arlene Anderson slipped peacefully into His hands, her daughter Nicole and twin brother Gene surely there to welcome Arlene to her new life. Arlene Bordeaux Anderson, 76, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at the Meijer Heart Center, Grand Rapids, Mi. She was born in Muskegon, Michigan, on September 29, 1943 to Leo and Mabel Bordeaux. On September 10, 1965 Arlene married her soulmate Don Anderson. Arlene was a 1961 graduate of Muskegon High School and a graduate of Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids. In 1981 she co-founded WCSY-FM/AM radio, South Haven and WCSE-FM, St. Joseph, Michigan and held various corporate positions within COSY Broadcasting, Inc. Having sold the family radio interests in 1996, she then co-founded Fort Whitetail Ranch and B&B, Luther, Michigan. In 2013 Arlene and Don retired to Muskegon to be near family and friends. SURVIVORS; her husband Don; daughter Wendy (Stephen) Rice of Alexandria, Virginia; son Scott (Michelle) Anderson of Shelby Township, Michigan; sister Kathleen (Orrin) Cutler of Muskegon; grandchildren Halen, Sami, Duncan, Aidan, Drew and Shelby; Many loved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Kenneth, twin brother Gene who passed April 6, 2020 and daughter Nicole who passed Christmas Day, 2019. Arlene was an artist, working primarily in oils and pencil, she quilted, knitted and took beautiful wildlife photos. A joint memorial service for Arlene and daughter Nicole is planned for a later date. Arlene's nickname is "Smiley" and those who were recipients of that smile will not soon forget. She leaves this world a more beautiful, happier place. Arrangements by The Lee Chapel of Sytsema Funeral and Cremation Services, 6291 S. Harvey St., Norton Shores, MI 49444.

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Published in Muskegon Chronicle from Aug. 10 to Aug. 16, 2020.
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August 13, 2020
Kathy, Orrin & family, I’m so very sorry that you have lost another loved one. I’m praying for comfort for you & peace in knowing your loved ones have been reunited in Heaven.
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August 12, 2020
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Dawn Nelson
August 12, 2020
Mr. Anderson and family,
I'm very sorry to hear of your loss.
I have very good memories of your family.
May you find comfort in friends and family at this time.
My sincerest of condolences.
Kerry J. Green
August 11, 2020
Arlene was a very special light in this world. God has gathered many awesome people to shine in eternity.
Charlotte ambrose
August 11, 2020
Arlene and Don and Jim and I have so many memories back at GRD
And Arlene and I going to “Chicken Swimming Lessons” A super woman
And a wonderful wife and Mother that will be really missed. Jim and Jan Fleischer
Jim and Jan Fleischer
August 11, 2020
Sincere condolences to the whole family.
Nancy Willcutt
August 10, 2020
So sorry for your loss.
Bob Hagen
Bob Hagen
August 10, 2020
Don, so sorry to hear of your loss.
Dave McIntire
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