- 80 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 15, 1936
- Place of birth:
Washington, Iowa, United States
- Date of passing: Jun 28, 2016
- Place of passing:
Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
|If I told you all the people that have secretly told me I've influenced them, you'd never believe it. And you'll never see it in print, either. - Dave Brubeck|
"From a member of his Moose 545 family, we loved you very much and you will be sorely missed...especially that dry sense of humor of yours. We love you and you will be forever in our hearts."
"Keith's formal, printed obituary will run in the Santa Cruz Sentinel newspaper this coming Sunday - July 24, 2016."
"Will try and be there.I live in Tucson Az. I have Rose working on plans for us to get there."
"In Loving Memory of My Pop
Keith Dale Arnold
2/15/36 - 6/28/16
Keith Dale Arnold, 80, passed away on June 28, 2016 in Grants Pass, Oregon after a long and courageous battle with Congestive Heart Failure.
Keith was born in Washington, Iowa on February 15 (a Valentine baby), 1936 to Bill and Mabel Arnold (deceased).
Keith is survived by his amazingly extended family - related, non-related, and very dear lifelong friends:
Keith's children Clark Arnold, Clayton Arnold (Susan),and Leslie Crook (Patrick).
Keith's grandchildren Fletcher Arnold (Shelby), Miranda Arnold, and Addison Howard.
Siblings Bill Arnold (Carolyn), Denise Hillstad, Verlie January (Cletus), and Duane Arnold (Mary). As well as Keith's deceased sister, Sally Pena (Tony).
Keith is pre-deceased by the love of his life, Arlene Walsh.
I know in my heart they're at a celestial nightclub, listening to Brubeck, and throwing back cocktails. Bravo.
Keith was a decades-long, and loyal member of the Loyal Order of Moose, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Everyone who met Pop for the first time left with a fantastic, funny, smart, adventurous, practical-joking new friend. And all are pleased to have the memory of a lifetime kinship.
Keith leaves many, many wonderful friends all over the country - every single one of which were a "Best Friend" - whom he cherished and loved so deeply. You know who You are. Pop loves and misses you.
A "Celebration of Life" event is being held for Keith on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the Scotts Valley Senior Center from 1-6pm.
Pop didn't want a "Memorial," he wanted a party.
So that's what we're going to do.
This event will be partly catered, and partly potluck.
All beverages will be provided.
Please contact Leslie with private questions/comments.
Keith's family would like to thank all of his extended family, friends, physicians, nurses, caretakers, neighbors for their constant and continued support.
Thank you for viewing Pop's site.
He's smiling upon us all."
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