1928 – 2014

AUBURN — Arlene Hazel (Hudson) Simons, 86, of Auburn died Sunday, July 20, at Clover Health Care following a long illness.

She was born on Jan. 12, 1928, in Dover-Foxcroft to T. Edgar Hudson and Myrtle E. (McCabe) Hudson. She was educated in schools in Dover-Foxcroft and Patton and graduated from Edward Little High School, Auburn, in the Class of 1946.

Following graduation, Arlene was employed at Auburn Savings Bank in various positions from 1946 to 1979. In 1979, she began working at Trafton & Matzen Attorneys until 1982 when she married Allen Simons.

On July 31, 1982, Arlene and Allen Simons were married at Court Street Baptist Church, Auburn. They enjoyed traveling, theater and music. She especially enjoyed assisting Allen with Edward Little High School music programs.

Arlene was an active member of Court Street Baptist Church since she joined on May 7, 1944. She participated in many church offices, including church Treasurer from May 1949 to December 2009, Church Finance Committee, church choir (56 years), and choir librarian (52 years), and other church committees.

She was also actively involved in the Liberty Rebekah Lodge No. 94, Auburn, which she joined on June 4, 1946, past noble grand, treasurer and other offices. And she was involved in the Pine Cone Chapter No. 26 OES, Auburn, which she joined May 12, 1949, becoming a life member in 1999.

During employment at the bank, she was active in the Maine Association of Savings Bank Women, serving as president from 1968 to 1969.

She served as secretary-treasurer for Class of 1946 Edward Little High School Reunion Committee.

Arlene is survived by cousins in Maine and Canada.

She was predeceased by husband, Allen T. Simons, in 2000; and her brother, Kenneth E. Hudson in March 2005.

Her extended family sends a special thank you to Clover Health Care staff in the Living Center as well as the Rehabilitation Unit for their loving care throughout her six-year stay. Also a special thank-you goes to the doctors and staff at the Androscoggin Kidney Center in Auburn for their compassion and care for the past six years.

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