In memory of
Arvonne Beheymer Degenfelder
Arvonne Beheymer Arvie' Degenfelder September 3, 1929 - September 21, 2017 Ramona Arvonne Beheymer Degenfelder, 88, died peacefully in her home. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, to Glenarvon and Freida Rhine Behymer. Arvie lived in Ramona, CA for 43 years. She partnered with her husband in business for their entire marriage including: pet stores, kiln manufacturing, general store and horse raising and racing. Exposed to the arts as a child, she continued to love and share performing arts in San Diego, and especially in Ramona. A member of the Ramona Unified School Board for 15 years, Arvie served her community throughout her life in many ways. She was an integral part of Ramona Trails, Ramona Intergenerational Community Campus, Friends of the Ramona Library, Ramona Town Hall, Ramona Town Hall Players, San Diego Dance Theater, San Diego Opera Docents and more. In addition, Arvie was a charter member of the Ramona United Methodist Church. She traveled all around the world throughout her life with her husband and other family members. The true joy in her life was her family.She leaves her husband of 69 years, John C. Degenfelder; six children, Jean Appleby, Jill Bacorn, Joyce Lazarus, Julie Harski, John and James Degenfelder; sister, Barbara Quigley; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren; as well as many close friends.A celebration of life has been planned for Sunday, November 5, 2017. Should you feel inclined, in lieu of flowers, please send contributions to: Ramona Council of Arts, Unlimited, Arvie Degenfelder Fine Arts Scholarship Fund, 106 Main Street, Ramona, CA 92065.With gratitude,Arvie's family Please sign the guest book online at legacy.com/obituaries/ ramonasentinel .
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