Arvilla Weldon


Arvilla Weldon, age 94, a longtime resident of Alamosa died peacefully April 19, 2022 at the Pomerelle Place in Burley, Idaho. Arvilla and Lynn Weldon were residents of Alamosa for over 60 years.

Arvilla was born in Chicago, Illinois November 25, 1927 and was reared in their family country home in Deselm, Illinois 60 miles South of Chicago. After receiving her nurses training at the Independence Sanitarium and Hospital and her nursing degree at the University of Missouri, Arvilla nursed in the Kansas City area where she met her husband, Lynn Weldon who had just returned from the Korean conflict. Lynn and Arvilla were married in June 1957 and soon after arrived to Adams State University where Lynn was a professor for 46 years.

Arvilla will be respected as a caring neighbor, friend and a loving mother and grandmother. Her family and the honoring of her spiritual path were central to her life. Arvilla had many hobbies including weaving, china paining, reading, clowning, scrap booking and volunteering. She was active in Rotary, General Federation of Women’s Club, Friends of the Southern Peaks Public Library, and several community boards.

Arvilla’s professional life was 25 years as a registered nurse, 20 years as an elementary reading teacher, and 20 years as a part time counselor. Her passions were continuing education, divergent thinking including The Course in Miracles and The Urantia Foundation. She was a life-long learner.

Arvilla is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Pearl Pement, her four brothers, Frederick, Jack, Howard, and Norman, her sister Zada and her loving husband Lynn Weldon.

Arvilla is survived by her four children, Roy Weldon of Appleton City, Missouri, Linda (Todd) Fitch of Yachats, Oregon, Cynthia (Karl) Fuelling of Burley, Idaho and David (Stephanie) Weldon of Imperial, California; seven grandchildren, Melissa (Danny) Roop, Mathias Fuelling, Amelia (Adam) Painton, Ariel Fitch, Cody Fitch and Steve and Avery Weldon; and one great grandson Charles Roop.

No memorial service is planned. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization mom loved and supported in the San Luis Valley; the Friends of the Southern Peaks Public Library by sending a check to 300 Hunt Ave. Alamosa, Colorado, 81108. If you have any questions, you can email head librarian Maria Kramer at [email protected]

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