McLean, VA | In Memoriam
Yvonne Arritt’s Obituary. Yvonne Fox Dobyns Arritt died on August 26, 2008. Wife of Nolan Arritt; mother of Cindy Dobyns and Barbara Dobyns; grandmother of Megan and Rhys Howard. Also survived by step-children, Susan Arritt, Debbie Arritt, Jenny Groh, and Dan Arritt. Yvonne grew up in Schenectady, NY, the daughter of a math professor at Union College and a painter. She attended Indiana University, where she studied French and metalsmithing and graduated with honors. She taught French and art and came to the area in 1958. She was active in the community, establishing a Montessori school, teaching, and watching countless swim meets for her children and grandchildren. She was an accomplished metalsmith who was an original member and past-president of the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths, and she was active in the Society of North American Goldsmiths and the American Craft Council.
Yvonne became an Exhibiting Member in 1997.