December 23, 1937 – August 18, 2021
Arlene Roland passed away at the age of 83 on August 18, 2021, in her property with her youngest son and loyal pets by her facet. A resident of Bakersfield from start, she was known in the community as a beacon of strength, a trailblazer in independence, and an archetype for the bonds of family.
Arlene graduated from city mainstays Bakersfield Superior School and Bakersfield University. Young, fearless, and determined by a contacting, she traveled to Santa Barbara and graduated from Knapp Faculty of Nursing in 1959. She then returned to Bakersfield and devoted her experienced existence to healing, doing the job as a nurse for such offices and institutions as Dr. McDonald, M.D., Mercy Hospital, and Parkview Julian, all the when mentoring other folks in the industry as a leader.
Her most cherished accomplishment, however, was her devotion as a single mom, whereby she nurtured the life of a few charming boys. She broke by the obstacles of the generations ahead of her, striving for good results as both of those a job girl and a electrical power matriarch, a triumph that would echo in impact for all generations to follow.
Arlene was preceded in death by her beloved mothers and fathers, William and Ann Garcia, and her cherished baby sister Elizabeth Ann Garcia. She is survived by her sister Christine Rendon (Gilbert) her 3 young children William Roland (Cindy), David Roland, and Gregory Roland (Mary) her grandchildren Elizabeth Roland Carsjens (Shane), Rhae Roland, Emily Roland Luth (John), and Gabriela Roland Eric, Jessalyn (Kenny) and Elysia, in addition Oliver and Colton, which includes her new favored, good grandson Alexander Carsjens nephews and nieces Gilbert Rendon (Esmeralda), Anne Wolfe (George), John Rendon (Stephanie), and Stephanie Cardoza (Marcos) and many cousins and good friends. Mom had various canines and cats in her life time, which she cherished with all of her coronary heart. Her beloved Mia was by her side in her ultimate times.
She will be remembered by all for her toughness and independence, her warm coronary heart, her tenacious determination to expansion, her sass and unabashed propensity to converse her head, her infectious laughter, her strong presence and specific discussions, and the infinite spring of her love. Arlene wished anyone to know she lived a complete lifestyle with plenty of pleasure and adore, and wished to be remembered in celebration.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 1st at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Interment will stick to at Union Cemetery.
DOUGHTY-CALHOUN-O’MEARA FUNERAL Directors
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