ARNOLD, DR. LILLIAN ROSE
Ocala - Dr. L. Rose Arnold passed from this earth on September 15, 2013. She was born in Gainesville, FL on November 2, 1931 to P. T. Dix Arnold and Susan Hullinger Arnold.
She graduated from P.K. Yonge High School in Gainesville and the University of Florida. Subsequently she attended the Ohio State University (M.A. in Photography) and Florida State University (M.A. in Fine Arts - Oil Painting). She received her Ph.D. in Art Psychology from The University of Georgia, and taught for many years at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia. She was the author of three books published by Ohio State University, Florida State University, and the University of Georgia. She received numerous awards for her art and was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Other career involvements later in life utilized her education and talents concerning the arts and nature.
Predeceased by her parents; her two sisters, Jane Mansfield and Christine Arnold; and her brother, Frederick B. Arnold, Rose is survived by three nephews and three nieces, Scott (Marjorie) Mansfield of Ocala, FL; Dix (Charlene) of Asheville, North Carolina, and Charles (Jane) Arnold of Tampa, FL; Susan Arnold Kubota (Hide) of Gainesville, FL; Martha Rose Kiser (Randy) of Columbia, MO, and Elizabeth Mansfield of Kensington, MD. Rose is also survived by Beverly Shea of Melrose, FL, her devoted friend and sister-in-law.
Rose spent an extensive period living in solitude and loving the remote simplicity of nature and the wildlife of Florida. She was dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of Florida's flora and fauna and was actively involved in the National Audubon Society, Florida Forever Legacy, National Wildlife Federation and multiple other organizations. Her love of nature is further evidenced through her unique and distinctive photography which has been on exhibit at various times in Shake Rag Gallery and Gallery 26 in Melrose and is currently on display through September at the Melrose Senior Community Center.
An avid horticulturist and visionary, Rose was dedicated to the creation and development of the gardens of the senior center in Melrose, pursuing grants, coordinating plantings and volunteers, and overseeing the landscaping.
Friends and family are invited to participate in a covered dish luncheon at the Melrose Senior Community Center at 307 SR 26, Melrose, FL., on Sunday, September 29 at 1:30 pm followed by a celebration of Rose's life.
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Sept. 27 to Sept. 28, 2013