In memory of
Mary Elaine Arvin
Mary Elaine Arvin, 73, of Saxtons River, Vermont passed away peacefully at home on May 9th, 2019 after a 5-year battle with appendicle cancer.
Elaine was born March 19th, 1946 to Duffin and Delphia (née Jones) Harritt in Washington, Indiana. She graduated from Washington Catholic High School Class of 1964. She was an active member of the high school dance/jazz band playing trumpet. She received a bachelor's degree from Marian College in 1968. She married Marion "Dan" Arvin, of Loogootee, Indiana on July 13th, 1968. Their favorite weekend pastimes during their early years were camping and rock hunting; which turned into an amateur jewelry making hobby. They lived together in Vincennes, Indiana for over 25 years before moving to Newburgh, Indiana and most recently resided in Saxtons River, Vermont. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2018. Together they raised 2 children.
Elaine was very active with her children and grandchildren's lives throughout the years. In addition, she was a Girl Scout Leader, Cub Scout den mother, 4-H leader and an assistant scoutmaster. She was also very active in the George Rogers Clark Volunteers organization that participated in American Revolutionary War reenactments.
She leaves as her legacy 2 children: Sherri Arvin (Neil Mallan) and Charles Arvin (Misty Clawson). She also leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Dan Arvin (Saxtons River, VT), her sisters: Judy Welp (Jasper, IN) and Linda Harritt (Washington, IN). She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren, Liam and Austin Mallan, Izabel Arvin and Kaitlin Clawson. She also leaves behind her niece: Ann Clark (Welp) nephews: Mike, John, Jim, and Rob Welp and their beloved children.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Duff and Del, Tommy Mac Harritt, her infant brother, and Sophia Pereira Silva Arvin, her infant granddaughter.
Elaine was a customer service professional throughout her professional career. She worked at Kings Restaurant, Royal Gift Stamps, Sarah Lee as a L'eggs pantyhose representative, Wabash Food Service, Healthy Families Indiana and most recently for Silver Forest of Vermont until she retired in 2015. In her retirement, she loved to attend school events, band concerts and scouting events with her grandchildren. She was also an avid gardener, sewing enthusiast, canner of vegetables/preserves and an active member of the Saxtons River Plant Swappers in which she enjoyed going on garden tours with them.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for May 26th from 2-4 pm at King Solomon's Masonic Temple in Bellows Falls Vermont. In lieu of flowers please donate in her memory to your favorite organization, local school, community band or Boy Scout Troop.
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