Obituary published May 21, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger
Ellen Cauthorn Wikle passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013 after a 4-year battle with cancer.
She was born on December 2, 1946 to Charles and Molly Arnold in Mexico, Missouri. Ellen graduated with a Bachelor degree in English from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts from the University of Missouri. She was a charter member of the ASU chapter of Pi Beta Phi. She taught English in the valley at East and West high schools. She worked for 25 years as a residential realtor. She endeared herself to her clients by caring more about pairing the right people with the right house rather than closing a deal.
She was an active volunteer with the Junior League of Phoenix and with the Madison School District. She enjoyed cruising; traveling to the Mediterranean, New England, the Baltic, Alaska, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Preceded in death by her parents, she is survived by her husband John, daughter Carrie, son John (Desha), brother Fred Arnold, sister in law Marian White, grand dog Toby, and her nieces and nephew. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday May 24, 2013 at the Phoenix Country Club 2901 N. 7th Street.
In lieu of flowers, to honor her love of reading, she suggested contributions to the Phoenix Public Library Collection Development Department 1221 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85004.
Arrangements entrusted to Hansen Mortuaries and Post Scripts by Posey.