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Janet Arens Passed Away

To long time members of Orchid, who attended the first few Orchid
Dinners in Tucson, you will well remember Janet and Dave Arens. Dave
was the gentle man, who arranged the first Orchid get together

Today I received a note from Dave, sadly advising me of the passing
of Janet on Thursday. Those at the most recent Orchid Dinner in
Tucson, may remember seeing Janet in a wheel chair.

Janet passed away Thur pm about 12.25. All the family was present
when she died. The funeral is Tue at 11 AM at St Pius.

The church address is:

St. Pius X
1800 N. Camino Pio Decimo
Tucson AZ 85715

Our address is:

3649 N Pellegrino Dr.
Tucson AZ 85749

There’s not a memorial fund & we’ve not specified a charity.
However, if you’d like to contribute to a charity contribute to one
of your choice or to Habitat for Humanity.

Dave has been a very supportive member of the Orchid Community.
Janet, his wonderful wife.



I am so sorry to hear this news. Whenever we lose someone it
diminishes all of us.

I remember reading lots of posts from Dave and Janet in the early
years of Orchid, sadly I never made it to a dinner or meeting to
meet them in person.

I’ll keep Dave in the forefront of my thoughts today, my heart goes
out to him.

Susannah Page-Garcia

I’m sorry to hear of her passing, my condolences go out to her
family, they, and Janet are all in my prayers.


Thanks for letting us know, Terrie.

To Dave, my condolences are totally inadequate, but I hope you know
that your Orchid friends are united in our sympathy. May your good
memories rule your thoughts in the coming times.

Most sincerely,
Judy in Kansas


I just saw the post about this and my eyes filled up.

Dave and Janet have been my close friends and it is sad.

My prayers with Dave and family.


Kenneth Singh
46 Jewelry Supply.

To Dave. I am so sorry to learn that you have lost your lovely Janet.
The memories of all the good times you shared will help sustain you.
It is the memories of the good times that kept me going after the
loss of my dear husband. You have my deepest sympathy.



Such grief is not for anyone. My hearfelt sympathies to you and your

Hi Alma,

Thanks for the kind words & thoughts.

Orchid truly is a family. Janet loved going to the Orchid dinner
each year & meeting old friends.

Thanks again