Arline Rochelle Krimsky passed away early Thursday morning, March 16th at home. She was born in the Bronx, NY, on August 27, 1927, and married the love of her life, Martin, in 1950. She and Martin arrived at Sooner City student housing in Norman in 1952, where Martin pursued degrees in OU's clinical psychology department; followed by moves to Pauls Valley, Ardmore and finally Norman again for good in 1969.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 67 years, Martin, 4 children Ron (Leanne), Karen (Hank), Lauren (Carl), Ellen (Steve) and was predeceased by her youngest child, Julie. Arline was very proud of her 10 grandchildren, Donnie, Leila, Sonya, Ethan, Shirin, Robin, Marissa, Devon, Megan and Adam and her 11 great-grandchildren. She was dubbed Lady Grandma by her great-grand-daughter, and proudly adopted that as her official title.
Arline was a lifetime Democrat, actively volunteering in many campaigns as well as being a lifelong supporter of many charitable causes. She was active in Little Theater in Ardmore, with lead roles in several productions; and in her later years, was more than willing and able to belt out a show tune with all the lyrics, and on key. She appreciated and supported the arts, attending opera in Santa Fe, symphony in Dallas and OU productions regularly with Martin. Arline was a Camp Fire Girls leader for her daughters during their formative years. She was a core member of the water aerobics class at the OU Swim Complex for over 20 years and made lasting and dear friends there. She was a passionate player, director and teacher of duplicate bridge, attaining the level of Silver Life Master, and played online to her last day. She made many long-term friendships through bridge, including her very dear friend and go-to bridge partner, Wally. A celebration of her life will be held in Norman this summer.
Published on March 18, 2017