Blanche Caroline Arthur

Blanche C. Arthur, 90, of Sweet Home, died March 31, 2006 at Bridge Creek Care Community. She was born in Sodaville to Peter and Bessie E. (Miller) Trento. She was a descendant of the Wood family, who are longtime residents Sweet Home.

She met Ernest E. Arthur in Alfalfa, Ore., and they were married there July 2, 1933. She loved to crochet, knit, sew, and do crossword puzzles.

Mrs. Arthur is survived by her children, Juanetta Deffenvaugh of Reedsport, Ernest E. Arthur of Gold Hill, James Arthur of Sweet Home and Richard Arthur of Sweet Home; 16 grandchildren, and many great- and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Arthur; two brothers, William Trento and Simon Trento; and her sister-in-law, Violet Haney.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, at Liberty Cemetery. Workman & Steckly Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.