Arlene (Graham) Birchard of Birchardville, PA, passed away on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at her home. Born May 21, 1928 in Birchardville, she was the daughter of the late Otis and Florence (Tinklepaugh) Graham. Her husband, Selden Chapin Birchard, Jr., predeceased her on Dec. 3, 2012.
She was a member of Birchardville Baptist Church, Endless Mountains Quilting Guild and the Choconut Garden Club.
Arlene was retired from IBM. She loved being with her family. She was involved with 4-H, church activities, loved her quilting and enjoyed attending auctions with Selden.
Survivors include five children, Louise Small of Irish Hill, Larry (Sheila) Birchard, Dennis (Sheila) Birchard, Debra (Ronald) Smith and Eileen Birchard, all of Birchardville; 17 grandchildren, Brian (Maria) Small, Brock (Alison) Small, Lance (Renee) Birchard, Gregg (Cherie) Birchard, Autumn (Joseph) Evanek, Shaloam (Evan) Dyer, Chantal Birchard, Chapin Birchard, Jacob Smith and Justin (Stacy) Smith; greatgrandchildren, Makenna, Logan, Frank, Dakota, Corey, Noah, Rachael, Sarah, Dustin and Luke; brother, Reginald Graham of Florida; sister-inlaw, Glendora Graham of Birchardville; brothers and sister-inlaw, Courtland Birchard of Birchardville amd Gene (Rose) Birchard of Endicott, NY; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Gladys Louise Graham; brothers, Millard and Bernard Graham; son-in-law, William Small; infant granddaughter Small; great granddaughter, Taylor Birchard and sister-inlaw, Ednita Graham.
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Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 18 at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose.
Family and friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Birchardville Baptist Church, 49 Birchardville Hill Road, Montrose, PA 18801.