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Arlene J. Ahlman

1930 - 2013

Arlene J. Ahlman, 83, of Tonto Basin, born March 3, 1930, died at home Oct. 4, 2013. Services will be held at The Shepherd of the Pines Evangelical Lutheran Church in Payson, Ariz. on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., with services beginning at 11 a.m.  
Arlene retired from Chase Bank in 1991. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and her volunteer work at thrift stores. She had five children with husband, Verlyn Evenson. James and Michael Evenson predeceased her, and Virginia Oldham (Robert), Linda Buttera (Dennis), and Arleigh Evenson survive her. Through births and marriages, she had 15 grandchildren and 22-1/2 great-grandchildren.  
In 1965, she married Albert Sheldahl, incorporating his three children, Christena Nelson (David), Rebecca Shaw (Ron-d), and Rick Sheldahl (Kathy).  Through this union, she enjoyed an additional 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, and expecting three more soon.  
In 2002, she married Robert Ahlman, incorporating his five children, Tim Ahlman (Crystal), Tony Ahlman (Patty), Jon Ahlman (Shannon), Jeff Ahlman (Patti) and Laurie Wimberly (Chris). This union expanded the family with an additional 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. 
Arlene loved and enjoyed all 13 children, 39 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, and was expecting 4 more soon. Arlene will be interred at Resthaven Park Cemetery in Glendale on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at 10 a.m. Donations may be made to Rim Country Hospice Foundation, P. O. Box 305, Payson, AZ  85547 or Shepherd of the Pines Evangelical Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson, AZ 85541.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Messinger Payson Funeral Home, (928) 474-2800.