Obituary for Virginia ‘Jenny’ Arrington

Virginia “Jenny” Faye Arrington, of Safford, passed away in the early morning hours of June 29, 2020, with her loving family at her side. She was born on Oct. 26, 1943, in McCrory, Arkansas to Bill Totty and Jewell Jelks Totty, with sisters, Gwen, Billie (Bee), and Almalee (Lee).

The family moved to Roswell, New Mexico, where Jenny graduated from high school with the class of ’62. On Feb. 23, 1962, she married, Richard T. Arrington in Juarez, Mexico, and together they raised their two children, Randy and Sherri-Liz Arrington.  

Jenny was a homemaker who loved being with her children.  She also enjoyed crafting, jewelry making, putting picture collages together, cooking, bowling, sewing, and the Christmas season, where she would go crazy decorating her home. She really loved spending time with her family and friends and just being a homemaker. She was beautiful, friendly, steadfast, loving, kind, and caring. Jenny was always full of glamour and jewels and enjoyed collecting knickknacks and befriending everyone. Her favorite saying was, “I’m so proud of you!”

Virginia “Jenny” Arrington

She is survived by her children, Randy (Tricia) Arrington and Sherri (Russell) Hendricks; her sisters, Gwen Frye and Billie (Bee) Decker; her six grandchildren, Kyle, Clay, Kendall, Summer, Autumn, and Wynterlynn, and her great-grandchild, Mattux.

Jenny is preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Jewell Totty, and her sister, Almalee (Lee) Buck.

The family will be holding a memorial service for Jenny on Sunday, July 19, beginning at 2 p.m. at the New Life City Church, with Dr. Philip Tutor officiating. If you are unavailable to come, please view the services on the New Life City Church’s website.

Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory.  Online condolences may be extended at

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