Arlene McCauley, 86
Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:44pm admin
Sept. 6, 1931 —
Jan. 15, 2018
Formerly CRESCO - Arlene Mary McCauley, age 86, of Alabama passed away in the evening of Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 in Huntsville, Ala., where she resided in a nursing home.
Funeral services were Jan. 22, 2018 at Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Union, Iowa. Rev. Adam Starrett was the Officiant.
Burial followed at West Union Cemetery, West Union.
She was born near Elma, Iowa on Sept. 6, 1931, the first child of Arthur Fountain and Irene Burri Fountain.
Arlene grew up around Cresco, Iowa and West Union, graduating from Cresco High School. She married Norman McCauley on May 29, 1957 at Wartburg Chapel in Waverly, Iowa. Arlene then lived in West Union. When Norman became sheriff, she took on the duties of managing many chores at the Fayette County Jail.
Arlene led an active life in northeast Iowa, participating in church activities and enjoying Bridge Club. She enjoyed traveling during retirement. She moved to Huntsville in 1998.
Arlene is survived by her son, Kelly (Christie Swords) McCauley; granddaughters, Dale Kristine Rickard, Megan Marie McCauley and Emma Kathleen Tuttle; three great-grandchildren, Lilah Clare Rickard, Sadie Elizabeth Rickard and Caleb Norman Rickard; former daughter-in-law, Jona McCauley of Huntsville; and a brother, Robert Fountain.
Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Norman; her parents; and by her sister, Dorothy Fountain Jensen.