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Arlene Fife

March 1, 1932 — January 26, 2016

Life Story for Arlene Janette Fife (Worthington)

Arlene Jannette (Worthington) Fife, age 83, of Gannett, ID died January 26, 2016 in her son’s home in Gannett, ID. She was born March 1, 1932 in the old house on the Chaumell ranch (now the Susie Q Ranch) to Vearl and Isabell Worthington. She was raised on the family ranch on Loving Creek and attended the Gannett, South Star, Punkin Center, Bellevue and Hailey schools. She graduated from Hailey High School 1948, married Milton Fife in 1947 and they built their home at 519 Fourth Ave., Hailey, ID. The next ten years she moved to 12 locations in 9 states across the western US with her husband and children on construction work returning often to Hailey. The family returned to Idaho for good in 1966 and built the Hay Spur Haven log home 1981.

Arlene was actively involved with Girl and Boy Scouts, 4-H, Homemakers Club, Picabo Cemetary Committee, Elections Volunteer, Hailey Senior Center, and Bellevue Museum. Arlene was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ with the Elijah Message, 1953, and shared her faith with all who would listen.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents Vearl and Isabell Worthington, brother Otis Worthington, and sisters Leora Worthington and Linda Plumer. She is survived by her husband Milton Fife, her daughters Catherine Worley (Anchorage, AK), Ila Kaiser (Casper, WY), son Richard Fife (Gannett, ID) five grand-children, nine great-grand-children, brothers Melvin Worthington (Twin Falls, ID), Kenneth Worthington (Silver Creek Kilpatrick Rd.,ID), and sisters Alice Burrell (Wendell, ID), Joann Branen (Richfield, ID), Verla Gointiandia (Hailey, ID), Sheryl Griggs (Filer, ID) and Vickie Gill (Filer, ID).

Memorial Services were held Monday, February 1, 2016 at the Calvary Bible Church in Hailey. She was laid to rest next to her mother and father at the Hailey Cemetery.
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