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Obituary: Arseneau, Barbara Ruth

Age 76

ARSENEAU, Barbara Ruth (Schucker) (Age 76) Barbara Ruth (Schucker) Arseneau, our beautiful and loving mother passed away on April 7th 2013 on her way home from golf….her favorite pastime besides spending time with her family and friends. She was 76 years young and was in Phoenix, AZ. She was born February 12, 1937 in East Farms, WA. She was the second of five children, born to Cecelia and Lawrence Schucker and was preceded in death by her parents and her older sister, Loralene Martell of Tacoma, WA. Barbara graduated from Central Valley High School, in the Spokane Valley in 1955…where she was a cheerleader and twirled a baton (until she twirled it into their new TV). She was also the Lilac Festival Princess from Central Valley and Prom Queen, her senior year. While in Vancouver, she worked for The Wendel Family Dental Centers for over 20 years as Director of Human Resources and Administrator until her retirement. Barbara was very active in the community, including Rotary, the Chamber of Commerce, YWCA and the Clark County Business Association. Always an avid golfer, she was President of the Royal Oaks Ladies Golf Association. Barbara is survived by her sons and their spouses, Patrick Cain (Lisa) from Gold Canyon, AZ., Scott Peterson (Denise) of Fullerton, CA., Wade Tompkins (Brenda) of Fullerton, CA., and daughter Kristina Dommers (Kurt) of Del Mar, CA. and her brothers Larry Schucker (Darlene) from Spokane Valley, WA., Keith Schucker (Lindah ) of Westminster, MD and her sister Susan Dietrich of Vancouver, WA. In addition to being a loving mother and grandmother, she loved being with her friends and family. She touched the lives of everyone she met with her sense of humor and big laugh; her grace, love and kind heart. She was truly a special person, who will live on in the hearts of all of us who knew her! We are so proud of her and so blessed to have had such an incredible woman as our mother. We will cherish the memories and times with her forever. We will be having a service in celebration of her life at Royal Oaks Country Club in Vancouver, WA. on June 16th from 1:00 to 3:00pm.