FAWCETT, Arlene May 31, 1929 – Apr 4, 2021

CROSSVILLE [mdash] Arlene Margaret Fawcett, age 91, of Crossville, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord Easter morning, April 4, 2021 at the Cumberland House in Crossville.
Arlene was born on May 31, 1929 in Chicago, daughter of Ralph Anderson and Muriel Winifred (Bixler) Anderson.
On March 27, 1948, she married Robert Lester Fawcett. Arlene partnered with Robert as the young family moved from Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Traverse City, and on to Tennessee in 1995. There they were able to celebrate many lifetime events, including 70 years of marriage.
Arlene was a homemaker and tireless community volunteer in Michigan and Tennessee. She was active in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, involved with the National Cherry Festival and many volunteer hours at the Munson Medical Center. During her residence in Tennessee, Arlene spent time at the Cumberland County Good Samaritans Thrift Store and was involved in many events at her home church, Fairfield Glade Community.
She enjoyed all aspects of home life including cross stitch, knitting, decorating, antique refinishing and furniture upholstery. Entertaining others was something she loved and did so with aplomb. Arlene and Bob were enthusiastic about travel. During their lifetime, they visited six continents and all 50 states, often forming new friendships along the way.
Among other attributes, Arlene will always be remembered for her unwavering faith, hospitality, quick wit, gift for storytelling and those sparkling blue eyes with just a hint of mischief.
Arlene is survived by her daughter, Barbara Giffin (Patrick), of Debary, Fla.; sons, David Fawcett, of Traverse City, and Thomas Fawcett (Melissa), of Oviedo, Fla.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Marilyn Curtiss, of Traverse City, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lester Fawcett.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Arlene's name to Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr. Fairfield Glade, TN 38558.
No services are scheduled at this time.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

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