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Obituary for Arthur Ola Dearmon

God beckoned Arthur Ola to come to His heavenly home to be with Him on March 15, 2013. She was born March 25, 1933 in Silshee, Texas. Arthur Ola was preceded in death by her two sons, Horace Earl Cotton and June Henry Cotton.

Arthur Ola Dearmon graduated in Silshee, Texas as Valedictorian of her high school. Arthur Ola went on to achieve her Bachelor’s degree from Texas College where she majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. Later she completed her Master’s degree in Social Science from Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland, Washington. She became a professional educator where she taught primary and secondary education. She married Pastor Leroy Dearmon in 1967 and located to Rawlins, Wyoming. Shortly the couple relocated to Tacoma, Washington in 1968. In the late 1970’s, Arthur Ola worked for the Department of Corrections as a Correctional Counselor where she retired from Washington Correctional Center for Women.

While living in Tacoma, she was a part of the Tacoma Ministerial Alliance for Wives, a choir member of Vocational First Baptist Church, and she served as the First Lady of Mission Revival Church for over 25 years.

Some of her hobbies included sewing, playing the piano, fishing, and singing.

She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Pastor Leroy Dearmon; son, Frank Dearmon; daughter Era Levette Dearmon; and three grandchildren, Jamie Cotton, Marcus Cotton, and Andre Haddix. Arthur Ola had one godchild, Samantha Lynn Horton-Allen and a host of spiritual relatives and friends.

A funeral service is scheduled for Friday, March 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in Evergreen Chapel at New Tacoma Cemetery, 9221 Chambers Creek Road West, University Place, Washington.

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