Obituary: Arleen Marian Heintzelman

May 11, 1939 - November 19, 2020
Posted at 12:28 PM, Nov 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-22 14:30:08-05

Our beautiful, strong, and amazing mom, Arleen, passed away on the morning of November 19, 2020.

The daughter of Harry and Queenie, she was born in England and raised during World War II. She moved to America with her first husband, Ron (deceased). They had two sons together, both deceased, Gary (May 2020) and Regan (1970 age 5). Our mom married our father, Ken. However, they later divorced after nearly 25 years of marriage.

In 1969, Arleen earned her dual citizenship in the United States. She was very proud of this accomplishment and often professed she knew more about the United States than we did.

She had many joys in life and went on to accomplish many things. She thoroughly enjoyed playing duplicate bridge and loved her bridge club family. She played regularly in the local bridge club, at regional tournaments, and even online. She eventually became a Ruby Life Master.

One of her greatest joys in life was the theater. She acted in numerous plays, commercials, and even had an appearance on General Hospital (her favorite soap opera). Just last year, she got to meet members of the cast and they sang her Happy Birthday on her 80th birthday. She enjoyed being a dialect coach for local plays, helping others learn a British accent. She was also a Special Projects Coordinator for the University of Great Falls, focused on the theatre department.

To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Schnider Funeral Home website.