In Memory of

Arlene Frances Lamont

December 20, 1923 - September 6, 2012
Arlene Frances Lamont, the daughter of Clarence and Vera (Harris) Smith was born December 20, 1923, on a farm two miles west and three north of Paullina, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent near Paullina where she attended a rural school and eventually Paullina High School. Upon graduation she attended Morningside College in Sioux City, IA, where she earned a degree in Elementary Education. After college Arlene taught first grade in Orient, IA for one year and then moved to Lake Park, IA where she started the kindergarten classroom. On June 1, 1945, she was united in marriage to Wilmer Lamont in the Methodist Church in Paullina, IA. They lived on a farm north of Meriden, IA. They had three children- Dale who died at birth, Carol and Bonnie. In her later years, Arlene and Bonnie attended the Wilton Cake Decorating School in Chicago, IL and learned how to decorate cakes. She will forever be known as the "Cake Lady." Arlene was a member of the First Church of Christ in Cherokee. She enjoyed playing cards, quilting, and taking care of her small animals especially her cats and chickens. Most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends. On Thursday, September 06, 2012, Arlene passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center at the age of 88. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer Lamont; infant son, Dale Lamont; one son-in-law, Dennis Skaggs; one nephew, Leo Hennen; one brother, Russel Smith; and two sisters, Ruth and Ellen. She is survived by two daughters: Carol (Dale) Fisher of Royal, IA, and Bonnie (Larry) Prell of Cherokee, IA; grandchildren: Brian (Kristi) Fisher, Scott Fisher, Kristen Fisher, Heidi (Scott) Hennen, Alan (Jenni) Skaggs, Wendy (Tim) Ellison, and Kyle (Megan) Skaggs; ten great-grandchildren; siblings, Clarance Smith, Lucille Sullivan, her twin Maurene Johnson, Erma Sheley, and Ione Kehoe; as well as other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, September 13, 2012 at the First Church of Christ in Cherokee.
Pastor Tom Lewis
Brian Fisher Scott Fisher Scott Hennen Tim Ellison Jay Johnson Eugene Johnson
Visitation will begin at noon on Sunday, with the family present from 2:00-4:00 P.M. Sunday afternoon at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee.
"Because He Lives" "Home Where I Belong" Organist- Wren Smith
Liberty Township Cemetery Rural Meriden, Iowa


Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Carol and Bonnie,
Your mom was a very special lady and was loved by everyone who knew her. Please know we share in your grief and extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.”
- Jim and Delores Simmelink
Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“What an incredible lady she was! I have great memories of the days we spent together with the Fisher children. She never ceased to amaze me in her strength and independence as she lived her life for so many years as a widow. I know all of those who loved her will find very empty hearts now but I pray they can fill them with the memories she left for each of you.”
- Cathryn A Smith
Friday, September 7, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Bonnie and family I'm so sorry to hear about Arlene. I loved talking with her in church, she always had a smile. She is with her LORD and that too is a smile. May GOD be with you at this time and always. Linda Vannatta”
- Linda Vannatta
Friday, September 7, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I'm so sorry to hear about Aunt Arlene. What a sweet lady! It was just a few years ago that she fixed us lunch and we had a feast at her home. She always made us feel so welcome. I treasure the memories of her making our wedding cake with a fountain! It was the best! I also treasure the porcelain dolls she made for my girls many years ago. They are beautiful dolls. Aunt Arlene was personable, kind, sweet, and energetic. We will miss her. We were so glad to see her at Dad's 95th birthday. We send our love, Marlene and Bill”
- Marlene and Bill Vyoral
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