Arletta Vanderpool

February 11, 1928 ~ December 27, 2022

Arletta Faye (Smith) Vanderpool of Desloge, died peacefully at her residence on December 27, 2022.  She was born February 11, 1928, in Desloge, to the late Daisy and Cleveland Smith of Desloge.  She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Carl Smith, James Smith, Juanita Charboneau, Eloise Cape, Earl Smith and Ethel Brown; a son-in-law, Lloyd Clem; daughter-in-law, Jan Vanderpool and nephew, Carl Brown.  Also preceding her in death, was her beloved high school sweetheart and devoted husband of 69 years, Dean Vanderpool.

Arletta is survived by her two sons, Rick Vanderpool, Reg Vanderpool and wife Patty; daughter, Sue Clem; eight grandchildren, Julie, Jennie, Evan, Jessica and husband Windsor, Sarah Jane, Carrie and husband Jason, Jason and wife Eva, Rachel and husband Chris; thirteen great-grandchildren, Jenna, Evan, Amelia, Wyatt, Chloe, Wesley, Ashleigh, Ayla, Willow, Violet, Yasmin, Kynzie, Jeramyah and Emilyah; niece and nephews Bob, Van, Jeff, Donnie and Judy.  Arletta’s family and friends, who she called “Sug,” will miss her sweet disposition and warm embraces. 

The services will be private under the direction of C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge.


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  1. To the best gmother I ever had…
    It was a pleasure to be able to be with & take care of you:) My heart Was filled with a love I was never given, a love that I will hold inside me forever! I can’t wait to walk in the fields of paradise with you, barefoot & laughing at all our favorite animals! You are forever in Jehovah’s memory. Always in our hearts…We love you!!

  2. I am so very sorry for your loss. May Jehovahs’ strong arms give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. 
    Dean and Arletta were very special people to the Pigg family.
    The vacations, visits, etc. we’re talked about frequently.
    She is with Dean and her family again.
    God Bless all of you.

  4. Loved ❤️ 😍 my Grandmother immensely! She loved to cuddle and snuggle…lots of memories getting snuggled and my back scratched while falling asleep. As I got older I realized not all Grandmother's were as sweet as her! I had one of the best. Lots of hugs and 😘 !!! Cannot wait to see you in Paradise!

  5. I never got to know Arletta, but my thoughts and prayers are with her lovely family. Looking forward to the day we can sit and talk and eat cinnamon rolls!

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