Arlene Heath Fowner

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Fowner, Arlene Heath

Arlene Heath Fowner was born Edna Arlene Mantell in Bernalillo, NM on August 19, 1940. She lived her childhood in the logging camps of the Jemez Mountains with mother, Wilma Mantell Heath and step-father Mike Heath. Arlene then moved to Grants and finally to San Rafael, NM with husband Carlo Heath to raise their three children. Arlene died peacefully at her home with family by her side on April 15, 2017.

Arlene is survived by her friend Bob Russell; her children, Carlo Heath Jr. and wife Laura, Samuel T. Heath and Kathy Massey; step-children James Fowner, April Fowner, Andrew Fowner and partner Najma Whatley, Bill Russell, Carl Russell and wife Charlette; her brother Jerry Mantell; her brother-in-law Melvin Heath and wife Jackie; fifteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilma King Mantell and Henry Mantell; her step-father Mike Heath; Carlo Heath; her husband Leo Fowner; and her sister Peggy Mantell White.

She was buried at the Porter Cemetery, south of San Rafael on April 19, 2017.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Apr. 30, 2017