Arlene D’Amuro Blades
ARLENE D’AMURO BLADES, loving mother, passed away peacefully at her home, in the late afternoon on July 10, 2019, at the age of 70. Born Arlene Celeste D’Amuro in Niagra Falls, NY on August 23, 1948, she and her family would then move to Sacramento, CA in 1960. As a young woman during the counter-culture revolution of the 1960s, she witnessed one of the most critical periods in American history. She experienced first hand, and took part in, the profound changes taking place that would affect music, attitudes towards the government, the empowerment of women, and the civil rights movement. She moved to Santa Barbara in 1968, and after a short marriage, raised her only son, passing all her knowledge and life experience to him. She held various occupations over the years, most notably as a graphic designer and photographer. She was a loving, strong, intelligent woman who saw the beauty in life, even when she was struggling so hard to keep living it. She is survived by her only son, Tyson Blades, who still resides in Santa Barbara. She will be remembered in a small ceremony at the beach in Big Sur, one of her favorite places on Earth.