Arlene Michele Heun

January 23, 1963 ~ July 17, 2018 (age 55)

Only July 17th, 2018 at 6:35am we received the sudden and tragic news that Arlene Michele Heun had passed away at home in in Odgen, Utah.

Arlene was born January 23rd, 1963 in Phoenix, AZ and was the youngest daughter of Barbara and Bill (biological father). While Bill was her Biological father, she was later adopted and raised by Merrill Poole at an early age. She worked as a manager in a chain of Retail/gas stations overseeing several sites in the local area of the High Desert (Victorville and Hesperia, CA). She had three boys; Anthony, Shawn and Brandon Trunnell and raised them with almost little to no help for a majority of their lives. in 2009, Arlene relocated to Utah where she would be married a few short months later to August Benjamin Heun. Arlene was excited and happy to find out that she not only had one grandchild on the way, but two. In May of 2009, she became a first time Grandma when her son, Anthony's (oldest) daughter (Jordyn Brooke Trunnell) was born. While exciting, just six months later in November she got to enjoy it yet again, becoming a second time grandma to her son, Shawn's (middle) daughter (Alee'Grace Trunnell) was born. then again in 2016, she became a grandma to her first Grandson, Rylan Parker Trunnell. She spent the last 10 years of life loving and doing all she all she could to see her three boys grow up and live a loving, fulfilled life as well as continuing to fall more in love with her grand babies. but of course, who could forget how much she loved her dogs Roxi, Thumper, Sam and Otto.


Arlene enjoyed and was so full of life. She enjoyed her Aerosmith (or bestly said Steven Tyler) writing poetry/Poems, laughing and teasing everyone around her. But more than anything, she was a huge animal lover and had four of her own. But of course, Roxi was her baby and these two could almost never be seen without each other over the last 14 years. Arlene Fought the battle of dealing with diabetes, foot and heart problems over the last 10-15 years. In 2013 Arlene had open heart surgery and then another huge scare in March of 2018 being hospitalized with heart failure.


The one thing that could be said about her was she was a fighter. Relentlessly fighting her illnesses, her weaknesses and suffered in silence and through so much all so she could gain another day with her children and grandchildren. She refused to accept many times that her time was up and pulled through when most thought she wouldn't (Don't ever count her out). But that was her character, that was who she was. She wasn't ready to go until she was ready to go. Arlene is finally resting and dancing in heaven with her parents who passed away in 2001 and 2004. When all is said and done, many people will miss her humor, many people will miss her kindness, her loving, soothing personality. She always put everything and everyone before herself so she could give someone a break, or an opportunity she may or may not have had in her life. But what can be said, is she'll leave a huge void that will be almost impossible to fill and replace in so many lives that she was apart of. Arlene is survived by her sons Anthony Steven Trunnell, Shawn Timothy Trunnell, Brandon Nicholas Trunnell. Her Husband August Benjamin Heun. And her Grandchildren Jordyn Brooke Trunnell, Rylan Parker Trunnell, Alee'Grace Trunnell. 

"Heaven Needed Mom"

So Many things of my mom I miss,

her gentle hug and tender kiss.

I can still feel her embrace,

and picture yet her loving facing.


A mothers tasks are never done,

but heaven sure must have needed one.

For angels came and took her hand,

to lead her back to God's promise land.


She'll surely keep quite busy there,

brushing all of the little angels hair.

making sure they are dressed just right

and making sure the aren't out late at night.


Although there is a sadness this I know,

She's waiting there, with her face a glow.

I close my eyes and I can see,

her arms still open wide for me..

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