Obituary for Elaine Faye Jones Arrellin

Elaine Faye Jones Arrellin, age 79, quietly passed away on June 30, 2023, surrounded by her children and family. Elaine was born June 6, 1944, to Adelia Faye and David P. Jones in Lordsburg, Hidalgo, New Mexico.  

Elaine spent much of her childhood traveling from place to place with her family finally settling in the Gila Valley permanently in 1972. Elaine was a beloved bartender locally for many years. In addition,  she worked in the cash office for K-mart, a position which eventually lead to her becoming a bank teller.  She was very proud of her job and fellow employees at the National Bank of Arizona where she was a member of their team for several years.

Elaine Faye Jones Arrellin

Upon Elaine’s retirement, she began to focus more on her passion for gardening. She had a green thumb and enjoyed raising many different types of plants and succulents which the community enjoyed while driving down Relation Street in the spring and summer. Elaine always loved animals of all types and throughout her life cared for and loved many pets. Those years after retirement were some of the happiest and most stable of her whole life which she was blessed to share with her husband John Arrellin.

Elaine is survived by her dogs, Toby and Beau; her cat, Sugar; her children, John and Tom Asahl, Leslie and Wendell Norton, Gina and Brian Morrow, and Andrew Arrellin; her Godparents Mr and Mrs Jim Warren; in addition to her grandchildren, Robert, Ryan, Bethany, Jennifer, Forrest, Zachary and Brianon, and her great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Amelia, and Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Faye; her husband, John; her son, Anthony; brothers, Skip, Bill, and Doug; her sister, Linda, and grandson, Jacob.

Services will be held Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at 11 a.m., with the viewing immediately proceeding at 10 a.m. at McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel in Safford, Arizona. A private Interment will follow at Safford Union Cemetery; Safford AZ.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Desert Cat Sanctuary or Desert Cross for spay and neutering of strays in her name.

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