Arlene M. Hammond

Arlene HammondAge 89, a wonderful mother and grandmother, Arlene passed away October 2, 2020.  She was born February 8, 1931, in Elgin, IL, to Joseph and Loretta Savage.  She earned the nickname “Bling-Bling” due to her personality and her style.  She was a fun-loving woman who loved helping others.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

Arlene was preceded in death by:  her husband, Douglas Hammond; son, Steven Hammond; brothers, Melvin and Joseph Savage; sister, Carole Genautis, as well as her parents.  Surviving are:  daughters, Vicki (Randy) Kindy and Marianne (Charles) Eallonardo; son, Greg (Roberta) Hammond; daughter-in-law, Deborah Hammond; grandchildren, Brad, Ann Marie, Ashley, Joshua, Stevie Lynn, Andrew, Elizabeth, Abigail, Kaylee, Corrin, Kaitlyn, Alexander, Kelsey; and 21 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 9, 2020, at New Hope Church, 2170 E. Saginaw Hwy., East Lansing.  Her family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, as well as an hour prior to the funeral at the church on Friday.  Private interment will take place in Gunnisonville Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in memory of Arlene Hammond.  Online condolences may be left for her family at

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October 3, 2020 at 3:20 pm

I’ve only knew Arlene for about 2 years but she most certainly will forever be in my heart & missed tremendously. I was always greeted with that beautiful smile; twinkle in her eye and hug if she could get to me. Her contagious smile and laugh will be missed be not forgotten. Rest Peacefully Beautiful, I Love You!

Sandy Docking
October 3, 2020 at 8:35 pm

There can never be another dear, sweet and loving lady as Arlene.
Smiles, humor and upbeat attitude was always shown.
I loved you and will forever. God bless your beautiful family.

Joe and Connie Raney
October 4, 2020 at 1:29 pm

We are saddened to hear of Arlene’s passing. She was the most wonderful neighbor we could have had. She was always so cheerful and would always put a smile on our face when we talked to her. Even when she wasn’t feeling well, she could make you laugh. We loved her as a friend and neighbor and going to miss her. Our condolences to the family.

Ed and Sally McDonald
October 4, 2020 at 4:42 pm

We are so sorry to hear of the death of Arlene. She was a fun lady! Loved her laugh. Prayers for your family as you mourn the loss of your mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt.

Keturah Cook
October 4, 2020 at 10:27 pm

I have known my beautiful Arlene nearly my whole life since I was 7. We moved from Michigan when I was 9 but have remained friends for 51 years. I could always call her and she would lift my spirits if I needed it. She could always make me laugh with her infectious laugh. I loved her so much and will miss our phone conversations. I love her family as well and feel they are mine. Love you Hammond family my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Her and Uncle Doug are happy and together again.

Jodi Barber
October 5, 2020 at 1:07 pm

Marianne and Chuck;
We were so sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a special soul and will be missed by all that knew and loved her. Her laughter would fill any room and the twinkle in her eye would reach to Heaven. May perpetual light shine upon her and may her soul, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. (I can just visualize her walking hand in hand with Doug and Steve!)
With our love and deepest sympathies to you and all the family,
Jodi and Ken

Laura Tafelsky
October 6, 2020 at 11:53 am

I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Arlene. She was a dear, dear lady. It was solely from the suggestion and encouraging words from Doug and Arlene that I began my 31+ year career working for DeWitt Township. I have many fond memories of working with both Doug and Arlene on major holidays serving coffee at the rest areas with the Lansing REACT group. I loved her laugh. Oh how she loved her family. Whenever she would stop at the Township, she would also catch me up on the latest with the grand kids. She will be missed.

Teresa Wyatt
October 6, 2020 at 5:25 pm

Vicki, you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. Wish I could pay my respects in person, but know you are close to my heart. Hugs my friend.

Dean Whipple
October 6, 2020 at 8:07 pm

I am so sorry for the loss of your mom and grandmother. She has a very special place in my heart. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. My life is better because I had the chance to know Arlene. I will miss our Facebook chats and messages we shared over the years since we moved from Lansing. She is so very special. God Bless her and your family.

Dorothy Archambeau
October 7, 2020 at 9:38 am

My sincere condolences to your family. Gigi was a delightful woman, a one of a kind, and she will be dearly missed!

Carolyn Solomon
October 7, 2020 at 9:22 pm

Vicki and family, I am so sorry about your mom. You are all in my prayers for comfort and peace.




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