Tricounty News

Arline Mobley, 89

Arline Mobley of Buffalo and formerly of Watkins died Sunday, April 13, 2008, at the Park View Care Center in Buffalo. She was 89. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 17, at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins with the Rev. William Moeller Jr. from St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Eden Valley officiating. Music was provided by Kathy Pauls and Dorothy Danielson. Arline Marjorie (Nyberg) Mobley was born April 23, 1918, in Dassel. She was the second oldest child of Oscar and Hattie (Lewerence) Nyberg. She married Allan Richard Mobley in November of 1942 at Grove City and they farmed for many years at Watkins. Her husband Allan died in 1974. Arline had a great gift for gardening and she loved everything from preparing the soil to choosing and planting the seeds, tending the plants, harvesting her crop, preparing it to eat and enjoying every bite. Her houseplants were numerous and beautiful. After leaving the farm and moving to town, she became an avid quilter. Her quilts were works of art which she shared with her children, grandchildren and friends. Her greatest passions included quilting, classical music, horticulture and informing folks of the latest accomplishments of her children. Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, husband Allan, and sisters June Smith and Norma Guse. Arlene is survived by children and their spouses Shirley Ann Mobley of Bullhead City, Ariz,, Robert (and Mary Lou) Mobley of Buffalo, Elaine (and Kurt) Peterson of Eaton, Colo., Marvin Mobley and special friend Sandi DeMango of Denver, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and sisters Adeline (and Donald) Danielson of Dassel and Dorothy Danielson of Dassel.