Eddie Arletta Nash Lively, 79, of Stigler, Okla., died in Stigler on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2007, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
She was born Nov. 17, 1927, in Cromwell, Okla., to Ed and Hester Nash.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Noel Dale Lively; her children, Catherine Lively Favret and husband, Bob, of Tillamook, Ore., and Larry Lively and his wife, Susan, of Del Rio, Texas; seven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
She is survived by two sisters, Sue Nash Alexander, of Mannford, Okla., and Edith Nash Warrington, of Cromwell, Okla. She was preceded in death by a sister, Agnes Nash, and three brothers, Danny, Harry and Dick Nash.
Arletta and Dale moved to Seaside, Ore., in 1948, where they lived for 15 years before moving to Colorado and then Wyoming. They returned to Oklahoma to live in 1974. During her years in Seaside, Arletta was active in Home Extension, PTA and the Seaside Methodist Church. She was also a Cub Scout den mother, and a 4-H and Brownies leader.
Her home was always filled with children. While living in Stigler, she volunteered with the firemen's auxiliary and attended the Quinton Christian Church.
Arletta was accomplished with textiles and needlework and taught porcelain doll making. She and Dale put in a large garden each year, a source of great enjoyment.
The memorial service will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, at the Quinton Christian Church in Quinton, Okla.
Flower bouquets are being accepted by The Flower Barn in Quinton, Okla. Donations may me made to the American Cancer Society.