Ruthidean "Dean" Arenberg

April 6, 1926February 4, 2019

Ruthidean "Dean" Arenberg, age 92, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday February 4, 2019. Dean was born April 6, 1926 in Morgan County (Decatur), Alabama to Ophelia Miles and Charles Milton Phillips.

Dean moved to Pensacola from Charleston, South Carolina in 1994. She worked at the Monsanto plant for 15 years in the inspections department. She was also a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 9301 Gulf Beach Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32506.

Dean was preceded in death by her loving parents Ophelia and Charles Phillips; a brother Wallace Phillips; sisters Mildred Wright and Doramae Widner; and sons Andrew Louis and James Wallace Jarrell. She is survived by her loving husband James D. Arenberg; son Daniel M. Jarrell; daughter Linda Jones; and six grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

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  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 21, 2019

Ruthidean "Dean" Arenberg

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Bob Beach

February 20, 2019

I remember Dean and Jim comming all the way from Florida to be there for my wife Lydia in Charleston when she had surgery, Dean and Jim's support to us at that time was really heart felt love and kindness , and will always be remembered.

Debbie Dunlap

February 18, 2019

Jim, I am so sorry to hear about Dean's passing. She embodied the term "southern grace" wholeheartedly. I know she was very skillful in all that she endeavored to do: quilting, cooking, gardening. I am better for having met her.

Nancy & Greg Williams

February 13, 2019

We have been family for many years & have enjoyed lots of memories together. She always had a smile & laugh that lit Up the room. She loved life to the fullest & leaves behind sweet memories. RIP you will be missed.

Bonnie Fulk

February 13, 2019

What a beautiful precious Christian lady. So much fun to be around, laughing all the time. We will miss that beautiful smile, but are sure that we will meet again in heaven, praising God for eternity.