Arlene Marie Baxter

April 14, 1939 - January 15, 2024
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122 W. Main St.
Newark , Delaware 19711
302-731-4627 | Map
Saturday 1/27, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
R.T. Foard & Jones, Inc.
122 W. Main St.
Newark , Delaware 19711
302-731-4627 | Map
Saturday 1/27, 10:00 am
All Saints Cemetery
6006 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19808
Saturday 1/27

Arlene Marie (Mathews) Baxter, 84, of Middletown, Delaware April 14, 1939 – January 15, 2024 Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Arthur J. Mathews and Kathleen (Casey) Mathews. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by a brother, John S. Mathews. She is survived by her five children from her marriage to theContinue Reading

Richard Nadeau left a message on January 21, 2024:
The Baxter family, led by Arlene and Jim were our closest friends that we could always count on. We loved them deeply. It is very sad to see Arlene's passing and she as was with Jim will be missed very much. My sincere condolences to the entire Baxter family.
Janine Wise left a message on January 21, 2024:
My condolences to the Baxter family. Arlene was our Alateen group sponsor but also so much more. She was a mentor, a counselor, an encourager and friend. Besides overseeing the weekly meetings she opened her home to us hurting teens who spent many hours just hanging out. I remember Jim coming home from work some nights after we had gone through all the snacks and lemonade in sight and we would leave so she could start dinner for Jim, Cindi, JB and herself. She was a very positive influence in my life during those days. Rest in Peace our friend, let`s have some more meetings in heaven . Janine Wise, Martinsville, Virginia. Contact email for any old Alateen friends
Annie Haley left a message on January 20, 2024:
Now you and your brother John can take a nice long walk together. Fly high beautiful lady! Annie Haley
Scott Robinson left a message on January 19, 2024:
Dear Baxter Family I was saddened to hear of Arlene’s passing. You have my deepest sympathy. Like many young people, I was blessed to meet Arlene through ALATEEN where she and her husband Jim were sponsors during one period of her long and full life. Although Arlene was the face of our ALATEEN chapter and Jim more quietly in the background, we always referred to them together as “Jim and Arlene” or “Arlene and Jim”. Together, in their different but complimentary ways, they dramatically changed the trajectory of my life. At a very critical juncture, when I had been hurdling down the wide path to destruction, they threw loving arms around me, drew me into their family, and made me a part of their lives, even taking me on a family vacation! They were always there for me—Jim, in his quiet and practical, wise way, providing me work and working behind the scenes to get me into a college, and Arlene regularly and unabashedly encouraging me to look to God in faith, and I am sure praying for me too. As I think back to her in those days, she was the embodiment of love and faith in action. I now see God’s sovereign hand in all of this but humanly speaking, it is safe to say that I would not be where I am today— a retired professional, a husband of fifty years, a father, a grandfather — were it not for the unfailing love, support and encouragement I received from Jim and Arlene Baxter during a critical period of my life. I thank God for their lives, and mourn their loss. But I “ not grieve like those, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in Him.” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14, and “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8 For the remaining Baxter family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely Scott Robinson
Gerard Anthony O'Leary left a message on January 19, 2024:
Arlene and I first met at my home. She picked up several of my siblings for an Alateen meeting at Faith Baptist Church. the Baxter family would become close family friends and served as our guardians. She wished me off to my 20-year career in the Navy at my last alateen meeting. I would later get to associate with her while remodeling Rick O'Leary's riverfront property. She would walk the mile, or two a couple times a week and compliment us on our progress. She was an amazing lady who helped many many people. God Bless you Arlene!
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Karen McCamant left a message on January 19, 2024:
So very many happy memories of Arlene! My mom always talked about how much fun they had together. Thinking if all of you with love. Karen (Nadeau) McCamant
Don Morris left a message on January 19, 2024:
Prayers for the Baxter family at this time of loss. Eternal rest grant unto Your servant, Arlene, and may perpetual light shine upon her.
Cole Wise left a message on January 18, 2024:
Arlene and Jim had a great impact myself and brothers and sister through Alateen. I credit her influence in counseling us through our teen years. Through her influence, I can to know Jesus Christ as my Saviour and Lord. I have been following Christ for the last 50+ years. I look forward to seeing her and Jim in heaven to thank her. Till then.. Grateful for a life well spent. Cole Wise Cape Coral, Florida
Douglas Wise left a message on January 18, 2024:
Haven't seen Arlene in 50 years. She helped to build a firm foundation in my life as a teenager ( and my sibs ) through alateen. Looking forward to meeting her family on the 27th.
Robert Truitt left a message on January 18, 2024:
I'm lighting a candle on the behalf of Meredith Hutchinson (maiden name Nelson) who was a friend of Arlene for many decades. I worked with Meredith and she told many nice stories of her and Arlene's youth and later on during their children's lives. Meredith passed 13 months ago. May the Lord be with the Baxter families.
RT Foard left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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