Arnold Odermatt (1931 - 2014)

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Arnold LeRoy Odermatt

December 12, 1931

August 4, 2014

Arnold L. Odermatt known by all as "Roy", passed away in Hagerstown, Maryland on August 3, 2014 with his wife Dixie, daughter Kelly & son-in-law Earl, by his side. He was able to visit with daughters Myra & Debbie, grandchildren & great children before his passing.

Roy & Dixie raised 5 children, Debbie Taft, Myra Beers, Kelly Jenkins Moreland, Curt Jenkins & Bruce Jenkins and had 12 Grandchildren & 11 Great Grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his brothers Ernie & Jim, sister Yvonne Nagel, son Bruce Jenkins, grandson Joe Taft & son-in-law Tony Rideout.

Born & raised in Carson City, Nevada, Roy enlisted in the Navy in 1949 and was a proud Korean War Veteran. He worked in the construction business throughout Nevada until being forced into early retirement from a rare eye disease which left him totally blind in 1982. This never stopped him from doing anything he wanted. Roy Odermatt was a true inspiration to anyone who ever knew him. Roy spent the past 23 years in Hagerstown, Maryland where he lived with his wife Dixie, daughter Kelly, son-in-law, and three grandchildren.

Roy was known by all for his unsurpassable knowledge of world history, politics, sense of humor & tremendous ability in storytelling.

At Roy's request, there will be no funeral. The family will follow his wishes and take him home.

You may contact family members at

Funeral Home
Hagerstown, MD 21742
(301) 733-3575
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Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Aug. 10, 2014
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