Arlene McCauley, Huntsville, Alabama formerly of West Union, Iowa, January 15, 2018

Arlene Mary McCauley, 86, of Alabama passed away in the evening of Monday, January 15, 2018 in Huntsville, Alabama, where she resided in a nursing home. She was born near Elma, Iowa on September 6, 1931; the first child of Arthur Fountain and Irene Burri Fountain.

Arlene grew up around Cresco and West Union. She graduated from Cresco High School. Arlene married Norman McCauley on May 29, 1957 at Wartburg Chapel in Waverly. Arlene then lived in West Union, and when Norman became Sheriff, she took on the duties of managing many chores at the Fayette County Jail. She led an active life in Northeast Iowa, participating in Church activities, and enjoying Bridge Club. She enjoyed traveling during retirement, and Arlene moved to Huntsville, Alabama in 1998.

Arlene is survived by brother, Robert Fountain; her son, Kelly (Christie Swords) McCauley; granddaughters, Dale Kristine Rickard, Megan Marie McCauley, and Emma Kathleen Tuttle. She has three great-grandchildren, Lilah Clare Rickard, Sadie Elizabeth Rickard and Caleb Norman Rickard and former daughter-in-law, Jona McCauley, Hunstville, Alabama.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norman, and by her sister, Dorothy Fountain Jensen.

Funeral Services will be at 1:00 pm on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Union, Iowa with a visitation two hours before services from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the funeral home on Monday. Rev. Adam Starrett will be the Officiant.

Burial will follow at West Union Cemetery, West Union, Iowa.

Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Union, Iowa is helping the family with the arrangements.


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