Arleen Walter Armstrong, 73, of Fletcher passed away at her residence. A native of Indianapolis, IN, she lived in Henderson County since 1979. She was a daughter of the late Charles Albert and Marie Schuble Walter, and her adoptive father, John Boukes.
She worked as a respiratory therapist for several years, but her real love was working as an artist in Arts and Crafts. She actively participated in local Arts and Crafts shows, developing many meaningful friendships with fellow crafters who she deeply loved and appreciated. She was a member of several WNC craftsmanís groups and guilds. She loved her animals, donating her time and money to charitable animal organizations. She will be dearly missed by her friends and family.
Survivors include a brother, Richard Boukes and his wife Marialice of Corona, CA; a sister, Ladonna Rea and her husband Tom of Bloomington, IN; and a nephew, Tristan Boukes and his wife Heidi of Redondo Beach, CA.
No service is planned. Inurnment will be at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family in Mills River at a later date.