Velvalee Marian “Val” Arbaugh of Chestertown, MD formerly of Vancouver, WA passed peacefully in her sleep on February 2, 2021. She was 98 years old.

She was born in Dinuba, California, the daughter of the late Walter Romaine and Katherine Elizabeth Smith. She worked in the insurance industry fresh out of high school. She then traveled with her husband, Bob, throughout the United States. Mrs. Arbaugh worked with the Red Cross in Hawaii in the late 60’s and early 70’s.

Following Bob’s death in 2012, Val moved to Chestertown to live with her daughter and son-in-law. Val loved playing bridge with friends, online word games with her son and daughter-in-law, animals of all descriptions, travel, and her family.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cathleen and George Lehmer of Chestertown, and by her son and daughter-in-law Kenneth and Debra Arbaugh of Vancouver, WA., and by her daughter-in-law Susan Arbaugh of Salem OR.

She was predeceased by her son James Arbaugh, of Salem OR. She is survived by her her four grandchildren: Matthew Arbaugh, Melissa Arbaugh, Jan Hirschler, and Dana Varona, as well as great grandchildren: Kaylee, Nikki, Elodie, and Lucie.

Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Park in Vancouver, Wa. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the ASPCA, or Compass Regional Hospice, 160 Coursevall Dr., Centreville, MD 21617.