Marian S. Arnold


Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2006


  Marian S. Arnold

Marian S. Arnold

Kasilof resident Marian S. Arnold died Monday, May 8, 2006, from heart failure at her home. She was 87.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 15, at St. Theresa’s Parish in Seattle. She will be laid to rest at Tahoma National Cemetery in Covington, Wash. Pallbearers will be Ron Arnold, Georgianna Arnold, Oneida Arnold, Sarah Jordan, Alexis Arnold, Nathan Aker, Chino Arnold and Jonathan Arnold.

Mrs. Arnold was born June 26, 1918 in Chicago. At the age of 9, she lost her mother, Alma Stephens, to pneumonia. She moved with her two younger sisters, Erma and Georgiana to Alma Stephens’ mother’s house in Ama, La. She attended Zaiver University in New Orleans and graduated with a bachelor of science degree. She met her husband, Johnie Arnold, who was in the U.S. Army, and they relocated to Fort Lawton in Seattle. She moved to Alaska on March 28, 2005. Mrs. Arnold worked as an inspector for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle from 1952 until retiring in 1986.

She was a member of the St. Theresa’s Prayer Group and a Boeing Employee Shop Steward. She also volunteered at St. Theresa’s and assisted and supported the AFL-CIO and other trade unions. She loved to travel to Asia, Europe and all parts of the United States and had a love for people.

“Marian has a deep love of family which is grounded in her upbringing in Louisiana. Yet, even greater than Marian’s love of family, is her love of God and the experiences that he gave her and she so willingly accepted through her 87 wonderful years of living. Through God, Marian was able to manage working a full-time job and taking care of five children, attending after-school events, pushing all towards college degrees, and staying involved with her extended family. A few words that describe Marian are loving, caring, tenacious, strong, joyous, peaceful, knowledgeable, hopeful, serene, humility, kindness, benevolent, empathetic, generous, truthful, compassionate and faithful. Marian is and gives all of these qualities unconditionally. Marian is well loved and will be missed by all who knew her,” her family said.

Mrs. Arnold was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Arnold; sister, Erma Johnson; son, Kenny Arnold; and daughter, Alma Arnold.

She is survived by her daughters, Georgiana Arnold of Seattle and Oneida Arnold of Tacoma, Wash.; son, Ron Arnold of Kasilof; sister, Georgiana Brunet of New Orleans; grandchildren, Sarah Jordan and Alexis Arnold of Seattle, Nathan Aker of New York Mills, Minn., Kendra and Kylee Arnold of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; and great-grandchildren, Jonathon and Benjamin Black, Charles Felder III, Charissa Felder, Kenny Chino Gonzales, Khadijah and Kayla Jordan, all of Seattle.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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