At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Munson Healthcare Foundation; Munson Hospice
1150 Medical Campus Dr.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 935-6482
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Life Story / Obituary


Arlene Novak 69 of Traverse City died, Friday, June 12, 2015.

She was born July 4, 1945 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.

Arlene loved being with her family and friends She also enjoyed her visits with her "girls", Liberty and Glory. Other things she enjoyed doing was camping, baking, especially for others, quilting, crocheting, knitting and sewing. Arlene was very talented and giving and truly enjoyed sharing them with others.

Arlene has two daughters, Christine E. Garcia and Rebecca (Glen) Garcia-Alexis; two grandchildren, Jared Alexis and Morgan Alexis whom of which she loved very much. A brother, Eldon (Diane) Cornett and a sister, Connie (Fred) Kark and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Maude and Eldon Cornett, husband, Laurence Novak; two sisters, Norma Crawford and Barbara Goulette and two nephews, David Goulette and Tim Crawford.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Munson Hospice, 1150 Medical Campus Dr., Traverse City, Michigan 49686

Private family services will be held. Please visit Arlene's webpage at www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guest book and share a message with her family. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home.