Arlene J Wilkinson, 81, of Boise, Idaho passed away on July 24, 2022 of natural causes in Emmett, Idaho.
Arlene was a long time resident of Boise and worked many years as an RN at St Luke’s hospital in Boise. After her retirement at age 65 she was a volunteer RN for the American Red Cross of Idaho.
One of Arlene’s favorite hobbies was playing cards and cribbage with her friends. She also enjoyed the outdoors in her younger years camping and hiking. She loved to travel and had fond memories of trips to Costa Rica, Hawaii and Europe as well as Arizona, Alaska and much of the U.S.
Arlene was loved dearly by her friends and family and will be missed by everyone that knew and loved her. Arlene was preceded in death by her parents Gerard and Evelyn Chamberlain, brother Frank Chamberlain, brother Arthur Chamberlain, son Erik Wilkinson, and son Kirk Wilkinson. She is survived by her sister Eleanor Thedford, daughter Julie (Scott) Lokken of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and her son, Dean (CJ) Wilkinson of Emmett, Idaho. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren that she cherished.
The family would like to thank the staff of The Cottages Assisted Living of Emmett and Keystone Health and Hospice for their excellent care. A special thanks goes to her daughter-in-law, CJ, who gave extra loving care to Arlene as her nurse at the end of her life.
A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.