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Arlene Jones, Music Theater of Wenatchee matriarch, travels down the parade route. The group is the Grand Marshal of the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Stemilt and Keyes Fibre Community Parade Saturday, June 12, 2021.

T he Wenatchee Valley theater community is in mourning this week after the passing of Arlene Jones, who worked tirelessly for decades to support the Music Theater of Wenatchee and other local organizations.

“She was the Grand Dame of our theater community,” wrote veteran local actor and director T.J. Farrell in a Facebook post, one of many tributes that were posted in the hours after her death was announced.

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