Arlene Vivian Cox

January 10, 1947January 1, 2021

On Friday, January 1, 2021, Arlene Vivian Cox, loving mother of three children, six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and a partner of 30 years, passed away at the age of 73.

Arlene was born on January 10, 1947 in Santa Monica, California to Richard and Helen (Carpenter) Cox. She was born the youngest of four siblings, Carlene, Dick and Ed. In 2000, Arlene discovered a half-brother Larry on her mother’s side. Arlene was an absolutely gorgeous woman with the most beautiful eyes and smile. She was always happy, smiling and singing. She loved to joke, “If only I could sing well, I would have been a rich woman.” When she wasn’t singing, she was listening to music. She was particularly passionate about Elvis Presley and his music. She joined the Jailhouse Rockers Elvis Presley Fan Club in 1991 and loved the lifelong friends she made there, and their many trips to Graceland and Las Vegas. Above all, Arlene loved her family, her beautiful children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and partner of 30 years. Arlene was a natural born business owner. She operated a nail salon out of her home from 1984-1989. She owned Idols West, a movie and music memorabilia business, from 1989-2010. She owned Carlene’s Cafe in Atascadero from 2003-2006. A diagnosis of Alzheimer's kept her from continuing to be a business owner. Arlene was preceded in death by her mother, father, sister, two brothers, and half-brother. She is survived by her three children Tammy, Frank and Rolene, her six grandchildren Joshua, Erica, Jessica, Hope, Alice and Elizabeth, her five great grandchildren Isabel, Claire, Kaleb, Serenity and Kaiden, and her partner of 30 years Tony. A funeral service will be held Friday, January 22, 2021 at Pine Mountain Cemetery at 2:00 o’ clock in the afternoon.


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January 23, 2021

A Blessed funeral service yesterday. All those who gathered were inspired by the feeling of love that the Reverend conveyed.

Arlene is loved by many and we will miss her but know in our hearts that this new journey will result in her uniting with the Lord.


Sandy Huszar

January 22, 2021

Friends through Elvis!!! I meet Arlene 29 years ago at an Elvis club meeting. And during those years we attended and sold Elvis memorabilia at many events. Went to Graceland many times. We were involved in starting an Elvis fan club called the Jailhouse Rockers of CA. I cherish my friendship with Arlene. We had a lot of good times and created many memories to cherish.

Kimberly Burns

January 21, 2021

I am just so happy we were able to connect and find each other! Arlene was a special gift to my dad who had no other family. She will always be in our hearts.

Roland Roos

January 21, 2021

She was a wonderful loving Mother to her children. Always full of life. She is missed by All.

Martha Khatchatooriantz

January 20, 2021

Sending my deepest condolences & prayers to Tony & Arlene’s family. I’m so lucky to have met Arlene in 1992 and enjoyed many memories with her in our Elvis Club (Jailhouse Rockers). You will be missed my friend! 💐