John A. Arnold
March 9, 2006
John A. Arnold died in Reno, Nevada. He was born September 17, 1920 in Ashland, Oregon, where he grew up in a farming, ranching lifestyle. In 1940 he married Marna Byrd while working for Southern Pacific Railroad. In 1942, he went to work as a logger and continued logging in Southern Oregon and Northern California until his retirement in 1982 while living in Red Bluff, California.
John and Marna then became full time RV&
39;ers and traveled the west for the next 15 years, before settling down in Reno, Nevada. John was a member of the Oregon National Guard 249th "B" Battery, Ashland OR, Loyal Order of the Moose
2002, Red Bluff CA, and Faternal Order of Eagles, Crescent City CA. — Survivors include his bride of 65 years, Marna, one son, Jim and his wife Carol, one grandson, Jake, all in Reno, and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to Nevada Scottish Rite (for the kids,) 40 W. 1st Street, Reno, Nevada 89501. — Graveside services will be held Wednesday, January 18th, 2006 at — p.m. at Sierra Memorial Gardens, Reno, with a celebration of his life to follow. — Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Mortuary.