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Arlis Jo Lang

March 6, 1938 - July 28, 2013

Arlis Jo Lang was born March 6, 1938 in Lake City, Iowa to Clifford and Mabel Anderson. She attended school in Ayshire, Iowa, graduating in 1956. She moved with her parents to California in 1957. It was here in Lomita, California that she met and married David Lang. She gave birth to Kevin Dean in 1963 and adopted Kar…read more

Arlis Jo Lang was born March 6, 1938 in Lake City, Iowa to Clifford and Mabel Anderson. She attended school in Ayshire, Iowa, graduating in 1956. She moved with her parents to California in 1957. It was here in Lomita, California that she met and married David Lang. She gave birth to Kevin Dean in 1963 and adopted Karen Denise in 1969. She worked several different jobs and sold tupperware to make ends meet. Her marriage was unsucessful and it was tough raising two children by herself. But she got by. After her employment at Torrance Tubing ended she was forced to work temporary jobs and was eventually hired permanently at Nissan Motor Corp. in Torrance. In 1991 her department moved to Texas, leaving her unemployed. It was through this misfortune that she found her true calling. She began hand crafting her ideas and selling at local craft fairs. “Arlis was a Crafty Gal”. She did it all. You name it and she could do it! She loved it! Arlis crafted for fun and she crafted to pay the bills. This talent combined with her hard work carried her through to retirement. Arlis Jo lived an honest and healthy life. She was very active and walked 2 miles a day. She enjoyed square dancing and traveling. In 2011 we found out she had cancer. That was the only obstacle that Arlis could not overcome. She died at 5:02 p.m. July 28th 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Lang of Lomita and grandson Tyler Lang. She is also survived by several cousins in Iowa. Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 30, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the A. M. Gamby Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday August 1st 2013 at Green Hills Memorial Park Chapel. Interment Will follow in the cemetery.

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Service Information

Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A.M. Gamby Funeral Home

25001 Narbonne Ave
Lomita, CA 90717
 
Date: Thursday, August 1, 2013
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Green Hills Memorial Park Chapel

27501 S. Western Avenue
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
 

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