Dec. 1933 ~ March 2019_x000D_
Arlene was a lifelong resident of the Turlock and Modesto area. She graduated from Modesto High School where she enjoyed playing in the school band. In her younger years she enjoyed teaching Sunday School and giving piano lessons. Arlene loved cooking and baking.
Arlene worked as a bookkeeper for many years; working for Ed J. Lyng, George Biddle and Sun Valley Farms; Hoaglands Transport and Sam Warda Farms. While working for Ed J. Lyng, Arlene met the love of her life, Joseph Dugo, and together they shared 60 years of marriage.
Family was such an important part of Arlene’s life and she cherished time spent with her kids, grandkids and most recently her great granddaughter.
She is survived by her husband Joe Dugo; daughters Julie Dugo and Lisa Kelso; sister Georgia Burdsall; grandchildren Taylor Kelso and Dr. Joseph Fair (Chelsea); great granddaughter Aspen Fair; and numerous nieces and nephews who she loved dearly. Arlene was preceded in death by her parents Howard and Marjorie Vent, sister Donna Doornewaard, and son in law Doug Kelso.
Viewing will be held at Allen Mortuary on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 1:00-5:00p.m. Funeral service will also be at Allen Mortuary on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 1:00p.m. with burial to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.
Please share your memories at www.AllenMortuary.com.
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Nicole Bordona (Alameda) saysApril 5, 2019 at 4:47 pm
I grew up across the street from the Dugo’s and my brother Joe and I often spent days playing outside with her grandson Joey. Arlene was one of the kindest, sweetest, most patient women I have ever met. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and treated my brother and I like her own grandchildren. She will be missed dearly. My condolences to her wonderful family.
Lily Ann Warda Bence saysApril 1, 2019 at 3:24 am
Dear Arlene, you will be missed. So many wonderful memories and laughs. The dinners, camping trips, parties, working together at my dad’s office. Remembering you with such fondness. You were the best. Until we meet again. Much love, lLily Ann
Kevin Burdsall saysMarch 28, 2019 at 8:20 pm
Auntie was the coolest aunt to have! As one of her nephews, I had the opportunity to enjoy big family events along with her great cooking. She was always sweet, kind, with a constant mischievous on her face. It was great to have so many fun experiences growing up. She was a great mother, sister, and Aunt, and most of all wife. Growing up closely with my cousins Julie and LIsa were times that went too fast. Arlene and Joe were always so supporting of us all getting together. I know how much my Mom adores you. She always will. We all do. As I mentioned before, she is probably enjoying time with her Savior, her Mom, and friends. Gram is probably giving her heck as we speak. We love and miss you already Auntie! You did it life right.
Dean Burdsall saysMarch 28, 2019 at 6:06 pm
Arlene was like the sister I never had. She was always so kind and loving to me and our boys. When I first started dating her sister, Georgia, she and their Mom, Marjorie Vent, drove to Pasadena where we were in college to meet me. From that point on, I had a wonderful relationship as a family member. She was generous in doing things. I don’t think I ever heard her utter a cross word. We always looked forward to her and Marjorie coming to San Jose where we were living to shop. I watched her two girls and boys while they shopped. She will be greatly missed, but I know she is with the Lord.
Georgia Burdsall saysMarch 28, 2019 at 9:06 am
My dear sister was the best you could get. She was always there for me when I needed a listening ear and a comforting voice. She was a wonderful wife and mother and loved her family so much. Her husband, Joe, gave her a wonderful life of love and care. She did a wonderful job raising and mothering 2 beautiful girls, Julie and Lisa. I will always be so grateful that God gave me such a wonderful sister. Rest peacefully and pain free. I love you and will miss you so much, my best friend. Georgia