Arline L. Mensing

May 26, 2012 • Obituaries


Arline Mensing, 90, went to be with the Lord on May 25, 2012, while peacefully sleeping in her Peachtree Village apartment.

Arline’s family, friends, and neighbors will celebrate her life on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church, at 1 p.m. In the absence of the Rev. Gorton Smith, Vista Care Hospice Chaplin will officiate. A private inurnment will be conducted at a later date at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Arline was born Oct. 12, 1921, in Roswell, to Joe and Viola Long. She [auth] lived and worked in Roswell until she married, and then returned to Roswell to live out her last years of life. Amazingly, she lived through the Great Depression, two world wars, and the loss of her only child.

Arline married Maj. Paul E. Mensing on Dec. 19, 1946, and lived the busy life of an Air Force wife, mother, and homemaker. Their military travels took them to many destinations, two of which were Hawaii and Okinawa. She was very active in the Officers’ Wives Lady’s Auxiliary Committee and enjoyed it very much. Arline was also a member of Senior Circle.

Arline kept herself very sharp by doing daily crossword puzzles, was an avid bridge player, loved bingo, won awards for crocheting, and enjoyed sewing. In her early years, she made matching dresses for her daughter and granddaughter. Arline will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, friend and neighbor. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Arline was preceded in death by her husband Maj. Paul Mensing, and her beloved daughter Elizabeth (Beth) Fields.

Arline is survived by her two grandchildren, Debbie Fields Rouse and Daniel Fields of Yucalpa, Calif.; seven great-grandchildren, Carolyn Fields, Shayne Rouse, Chad Rouse, Blake Fields, LeeAnn Fields, Joe Fields, Aurora Fields and Livi Fields; and two great-great-grandchildren, Chelsae and James Fields.

A special thank you to her devoted doctors, Dr. Chechani, Dr. Badine and Dr. Feroze and Vista Care Hospice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at

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