Arlene Ida Hart, age 88, of Washington City, Utah passed away peacefully Thursday, January 26, 2023 surrounded by loving family in St. George, Utah.
Arlene was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Compton, California where she graduated from Compton High School in 1952. Following high school, Arlene remained in Compton where she began her early adult life and married Billy Christopher in January 1954 after he returned from serving in the United States Air Force. Arlene and Billy eventually set roots in Brea, California and raised their three children; Mark, Lynece, and Lori. After 25 years of marriage, Arlene and Billy divorced. During this time Arlene continued to work in Sales and traveled, living in many areas before settling in Canyon Lake, California where she met her late husband, Roger Hart, while selling Real Estate. Arlene and Roger married in 1996 and built their home together in Washington City, Utah in 2006 after years of travel.
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Myrl Rawley, as well as her older brother Dean Rawley, and younger brother, Gary Rawley. Arlene was also preceded in death by her husband, Roger Hart. Survivors include children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren: Son, Mark Christopher, granddaughter Andrea (Ty) Johnson and great-grandchildren Waldon and London, granddaughter Brenda (Ryan) Christopher, granddaughter Erica (Corrie) Lindsay and great-granddaughter Dahlia, grandson Matthew Christopher, and grandson Aaron Christopher; Daughter, Lynece (Bill) Moore, granddaughter Amy (Wes) Chrisman and great-granddaughter Madison; Daughter, Lori (Jim) Ziemer, granddaughter Jennifer (Kevin) Ziemer and great-grandchildren Drake, Devin, and Payton, and grandson Jimmy (Jennifer) Ziemer and great-grandchildren Hudson, Emerson, and Amelia; step-Daughter Michelle (Adam) Hall, step-grandchildren Taylor, Brooke, Dakota, and Morgan.
Arlene had a love for travel, golf, ski, and pickleball, and was an active member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Arlene and Roger were happily married until his passing in December 2020. They had a passion for traveling the world visiting countries such as England, France, Portugal, Spain, Germany, the Panama Canal, and many Caribbean Islands. In 2001 Arlene and Roger lived full-time traveling the United States and Canada for 4 years joined often by their grandchildren. Arlene had a full life always traveling and making memories spent with her friends and family.
Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 881 S. River Road, St. George, Utah on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 2pm. A viewing will be held from 1:00-1:45 pm. Interment will be at the Washington City Cemetery, 399 Park View Drive, Washington City, Utah. A luncheon will be served at the church after the burial.