Arneva Caroldean Pyle

September 09, 1935 - October 06, 2023

Arneva Caroldean Pyle

September 09, 1935 - October 06, 2023


Arneva was born in Siletz, Oregon to Charles and Helen (Nellie) Orton. She married her husband, Doyle (Bud) Pyle on January 6, 1951 in Stevenson, WA. In 1952, they moved from Siletz to Hood River, Oregon. In 1967, they relocated to Bellingham, WA, moving to Ferndale in 1979.

The most important thing in Arneva’s life was her family. She was proud of and supported all of us. You would often find her playing ball outside with them, or sitting around the table playing cards or board games.

Arneva had a great sense of humor, up until the end. She was known for making beautiful crocheted afghans and made them for her family. She also loved all pets, especially Chihuahuas and had several throughout the years. She was a member of Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and embraced her Native heritage.

She is survived by her daughters, Debi (Mike) Wagner of Ferndale, Judy (Ian) Ashdown of San Clemente, CA and Wendy (Rory) Swedelius of Ferndale. 8 grandchildren, Kim, Stacey, Michael, Erin, Leslee, Ed, Jessica and Olivia. 12 great grandchildren, with her 13th due in 2024.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sons, James (Jim) and Jeffery, and her brother and sister, Charles (Chuck) & Willa.

The family would like to thank Summit Place for the care and kindness they gave her over the last few years. She considered you friends and talked about all of you often.

We also would like to thank Hospice for their care of her, especially her last day.

A Celebration of Life will be at Greenacres Chapel, Saturday, October 28th at 1:00pm.

Memorials may be made in her name to Hospice House of Bellingham.

Celebration of Life

  • Date & Time: October 28, 2023 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
  • Venue: Greenacres Memorial Park And Event Center—Ferndale
  • Location: 5700 Northwest Drive Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (360) 384-3401

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1 responses to Arneva Caroldean Pyle

  1. Dearest Debi, Judy, and Wendy; I am sorry for your grief. Auntie was a fighter to make it so long with all the trials she had and surviving the loss of her loved ones that preceded her. I am sure she stayed here because of you as your love for each other was evident and surly made an impression. What a great Mother and Grandmother she was and a blessing ♥️ I will always think of her with thanks when I look at the beautiful blanket she made me (with matching baby blanket) soooo much work and LOVE 💗 God be near you and comfort you dear cousins

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