Elaine Faye Jones Arrellin, age 79, quietly passed away June 30, 2023 surrounded by her children and family. Elaine was born June 06, 1944 to Adelia Faye and David P. Jones in Lordsburg, Hidalgo, New Mexico.
Elaine spent much of her childhood traveling from place to place with her family finally settling in the Gila Valley permanently in 1972. Elaine was a beloved bar tender locally for many years. In addition, she worked in the cash office for K-mart, a position which eventually lead to her becoming a bank teller. She was very proud of her job and fellow employees at National Bank of Arizona were she was a member of their team for several years.
Upon Elaine’s retirement she began to focus more on her passion for gardening. She had a green thumb and enjoyed raising many different types of plants and succulents which the community enjoyed while driving down Relation Street in the spring and summer. Elaine always loved animals of all types and over the course of her life cared for and loved many pets. Those years after retirement were some of the most happy and stable of her whole life which she was blessed to share with her husband John Arrellin.
Elaine is survived by her dogs Toby and Beau; her cat Sugar; her children; John and Tom Asahl; Leslie and Wendell Norton; Gina and Brian Morrow; & Andrew Arrellin. Her God parents Mr & Mrs Jim Warren; in addition to her grandchildren Robert, Ryan, Bethany, Jennifer, Forrest, Zachary and Brianon; and her great grand children Isaiah, Amelia and Alexandria.
She was preceded in death by her parents David and Faye; her husband John; her son Anthony; brothers Skip, Bill, Doug; her sister Linda; and grandson Jacob.
Services will be held Wednesday; July 12, 2023 at 11a.m. with the viewing immediately proceeding at 10 a.m. at McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel in Safford, AZ. A private Interment will follow at Safford Union Cemetery; Safford AZ.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Desert Cat Sanctuary or Desert Cross for spay and neutering of strays in her name.
Online condolences may be extended at www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com.