Arlene 'Artie' Ruth Troxell Goble
May 7, 1927 - November 21, 2016
Arlene "Artie" Ruth Goble, beloved mother, grandmother, and sister went to be with the Lord, Tuesday November 21, 2016. Arlene was born May 7, 1927 in Medford, Ore., the fourth of five children to bless the home of Wayne and Ethyl Troxell.
Arlene married Max Goble July 2, 1949 and together they raised four children. Arlene and Max owned a 65-acre ranch in Eagle Point where they both worked hard raising Herfeord cattle, Angus cattle, and hay. As her husband had a full-time job away from the ranch, most days would find Arlene doing chores; irrigating the fields; tending the very large vegetable garden - which when canned, supplied fruit and vegetables for the family for the rest of the year; and maintaining her flower gardens, the flowers that she loved.
Arlene spent many years as a Sunday school teacher at the Medford Nazarene Church and was loved by many of the children whose lives she had touched. She was also the church custodian for many years, starting when the original church was on Holly Street, through the transition years, and on to the church now on McAndrews. Arlene liked to camp with her husband and spent many of their retirement summers at their cabin at the Oregon coast.
Arlene is survived by her sister, Francis; her children, Clyde (Lavina) Goble of Bonney Lake, Wash., Venita (Ron Rushton) of Gold Hill, Ore., Loren (Connie) Goble of Fairfield Calif., and Tawny (Talon) Bott of Kiowa, Colo.; eight grandchildren, Shawn (Beth) Goble, Ryan (Megan) Goble, Kevin (Kelsie) Goble, Gabe Rushton, Jeremy Rushton, Aaron Rushton, Brittany Goble, and Elizabeth Goble; six great-grandchildren, Savannah, Bailey, Logan, Cannon, Max, and Sebastian. Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Max; mother and father; brothers, Clyde and Delbert; and sister, Dorothy.
The family is very grateful to the hospice staff, nurses, and volunteers who did everything in their power to make Arlene’s last days so comfortable.
A viewing will be held at 11:00 a.m. December 16, 2016 at Conger-Morris Central Point Chapel followed by a short graveside service at 1:00 p.m. at Eagle Point National Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. December 17, 2016 at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1974 E. McAndrews, Medford, Ore. As Arlene’s church was so important to her, in lieu of flower memorial contributions to the Medford First Church of the Nazarene would be appreciated.