Funeral services were held today at 11 a.m. at the St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. Burial was at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Quimby Cemetery. Visitation was held on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Arlene was born on Aug. 8, 1919 in Rock Township, Cherokee County to Earl M. and Lulu (Faust) Bugh. She graduated from Cherokee Wilson High School in 1936. She attended Nebraska State Teacher's College, now Wayne State College at Wayne, Neb. and received her Teaching Certificate in August of 1946. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Colorado in August of 1953. Arlene furthered her education and received her Masters Degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Dakota in August of 1957. She had taught school for a few years in the Sioux City Public School System and had also taught school in Marcus. She was married to Ross C. Pinkerton on Sept. 4, 1960 at Cherokee. She retired from teaching at this time and became a homemaker, raising her family. She was a member of the St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. She was also a member of Eastern Star and a former 4-H member. Arlene enjoyed sewing, reading, dancing in her early years with her husband, and loved the time she spent with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ross on May 14, 2009, two brothers Robert and Dale Bugh.
She is survived by her two sons: Ed Pinkerton and his wife Lois; James Pinkerton and his wife Tracy of Cedar Falls; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorials be directed to: Ross and Arlene Pinkerton Education Fund, C/O Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, 425 Cedar St., Suite 310 P.O. Box 1176
Waterloo, Iowa 50704