Arlene Dodge, 79, formerly of Detroit, Michigan, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Ned and Cheri Senart of Challis, Idaho. Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Jones & Casey Funeral Home of Challis, Idaho. www.jonesandcaseyfh.com
Arlene Winifred Dodge was born February 5, 1937, the younger of two children born to Frank and Mildred (Haack) Koster in Detroit, Michigan. She lived all over the United States due to her father’s working in the radio industry.
In 1955 Arlene was married to Gene Senart, and they made their home all over the country due to Gene’s naval service. Their children, Rodger, Ned, David and Carol, lived in many places over the years.
As the children grew up, Arlene went back to work. Her favorite was the time spent at the Flex-Ohm factory in Indiana. She lived in Virginia and California for several years before moving in with her son Ned and his wife. Together the three of them spent time in Arkansas, Nevada and Idaho.
Arlene was a very talented lady and made many beautiful handcrafted crocheted items over the years. She won many ribbons for her entries in the Antelope Valley Fair in Palmdale, California. She was an avid bowler, enjoyed word searches and made the best candy and fudge around.
She is survived by her sons Edward “Ned” (Cheri) Senart of Challis and David (Shawna) Senart of Reno, Nevada; daughter, Carol (George) Wendell of Las Vegas, Nevada; nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Arlene was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ed Koster; son Rodger Senart; and husbands, Gene Senart and Bill Dodge.