ForeverMissed
Mary Ellen Arlet, 66, of Homer, Alaska, passed away on 26 January 2021, at Providence Alaska Medical Center.

She was born to William and Patricia Wood on 17 March 1954, in Harrison Township, Pennsylvania.  In 1972, Mary graduated from Katella High School in Anaheim, California.  

Mary is survived by her husband of 32 years, Guy Robert Arlet, and her two sons, Mark (Maria) Holbrook of Washington Township, Ohio, and Sean (Megan) Holbrook of Orange, California.  Mary was blessed with 5 grandchildren; grandsons 2nd Lt Caleb Holbrook (USAF), of Panama City, Florida, Cadet Carter Holbrook of the USAF Academy, Colorado, Corey Holbrook of Washington Township, Ohio, and Jackson Holbrook of Orange, California, and her only granddaughter, Adyson Holbrook of Orange, California.

Mary was the second of eight children.  She is survived by Judith Calora, of Cameron Park, California, Debra (David) Jones, of Quincy, California, Margaret (Chris) Quihuiz, of Yorba Linda,  California, Tina Wood (Eric Mathews) of Hemet, CA, and Virginia (Tim) Mangold of Hemet, California.  Her surviving brother, William Richard (JoAnne) Wood, Jr, lives in San Jacinto, California.  Her youngest brother, Robert Wood, predeceased her in 2012.

Mary spent 34 years working for Alaska Airlines; first as a customer service agent at Ontario Airport in California.  Despite her fear of flying, she became a flight attendant in 1996.  She took great joy in being a ray of sunshine to passengers and the family-like relationships developed with her fellow flight attendants and crew.  She retired from Alaska Airlines in 2019.  

A virtual Celebration of Life will happen on 14 March @ 4pm Eastern Time on Zoom

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Posted by Margie Broderius on March 16, 2021
Mary was a awesome friend. I met her when I started working for Alaska airlines. Her and I often met before work and had coffee together in the employee lot. We shared many secrets over the years. She was so happy when her and Guy got married and was so proud of her Sons and grandchildren. When Mary and Guy moved to Homer and she became Anc based she couldn't wait for her retirement. It's just heart breaking that she didn't get to enjoy her dream longer. I still can't believe that she is gone. She had such a beautiful smile. I miss you sweet Mary❤
Posted by Christina Villalpando on March 15, 2021
Jesse and I are so glad we got to see you when you came down to visit your dad in Orange County. It was so nice to share lunch with you and catch up. I can’t believe you are gone. I will miss your bubbly personality. My fondest memory is when you took Caleb on the plane with you when he was just a little guy. He had so much fun! Also when you visited us with your fur babies at our house in Anaheim. You will be missed!
Posted by Guy Arlet on March 6, 2021
You are my very soul, my true happiness is forever gone. I will carry on as best I can taking care of your precious fur babies. I will try to find some little pleasures in my remaining time on this earth, but to join you will be forever something to look forward to. Remember you still owe me nine years.
I love you more than ever and appreciate even more all that you did for me.
A plutôt mon amour, on se reverra très bientôt
Posted by Judy Calora on March 4, 2021
Our sister Mary

Dimples with a grin
So darn cute, it’s a sin

This is very rough
Losing you….so tough

Keeping you here, it wasn’t to be
She is now free

No more toil; no more pain
Angels wings have been gained

A butterfly in flight
Colorful and bright
What a beautiful sight

Your smile WILL be missed
To see you again, we so wish

The pain we HAVE to bear
Until we meet again, up there

Written by Judy Wood Calora & Peggy Wood Quihuiz

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Posted by Margie Broderius on March 16, 2021
Mary was a awesome friend. I met her when I started working for Alaska airlines. Her and I often met before work and had coffee together in the employee lot. We shared many secrets over the years. She was so happy when her and Guy got married and was so proud of her Sons and grandchildren. When Mary and Guy moved to Homer and she became Anc based she couldn't wait for her retirement. It's just heart breaking that she didn't get to enjoy her dream longer. I still can't believe that she is gone. She had such a beautiful smile. I miss you sweet Mary❤
Posted by Christina Villalpando on March 15, 2021
Jesse and I are so glad we got to see you when you came down to visit your dad in Orange County. It was so nice to share lunch with you and catch up. I can’t believe you are gone. I will miss your bubbly personality. My fondest memory is when you took Caleb on the plane with you when he was just a little guy. He had so much fun! Also when you visited us with your fur babies at our house in Anaheim. You will be missed!
Posted by Guy Arlet on March 6, 2021
You are my very soul, my true happiness is forever gone. I will carry on as best I can taking care of your precious fur babies. I will try to find some little pleasures in my remaining time on this earth, but to join you will be forever something to look forward to. Remember you still owe me nine years.
I love you more than ever and appreciate even more all that you did for me.
A plutôt mon amour, on se reverra très bientôt
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Shared by Kathy Oberg on March 6, 2021
She called me her little sister, so she was my big sister. I first met her flying a Seattle turn. She needed a crash pad and I had just lost my husband and thought why not. We built a very close friendship in a very short time. After she retired she’d crash at my place when she came to town and we’d have a wonderful time, eating out and shopping. She has left a hole in my life that I miss. I have met both Mark and Sean and she raised two wonderful young men. Guy she loved you dearly and talked about you often. I’m so sorry, I know the path your on and it’s not easy. But you know Mary will always walk beside you. I miss you Mary