ARNOLD, Robert E. May 21, 1922 - November 19, 2013 Throughout his 91 1/2 years, "Big Bob", (as most knew him by) was loved by many. He logged with a team of horses in the mid 1930's, leading him to work at the CCC camps that came to the N.W. later on. He retired from the U.S. Forest Service in the 1980's and after that retirement, he began working as a utility man at what is now "Kindred Care", in Kellogg, Idaho. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 through 1946, being deployed several times world wide on different vessels: USS George Washington Carver, USS Carver, USS San Diego, SS Cape Lookout. His bootcamp was in Farragut, Idaho, and he was honorably discharged from the USS Cecil in Bremerton, WA. During his service he achieved the Asiatic Area Campaign Medal (2 stars), American Area Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. He married Bonnie Doolittle in 1946. He is predeceased by son Tim Arnold; his mother and father Maude Arnold Burroughs and Harry E. Arnold; all nine of his siblings; sisters: Grace, Tiny, Ruth, Pete and Mary; all four of his brothers: Bill, Bud, Dick and Kenny Arnold. Bob is survived by his wife, Bonnie; son, Robert L; and daughter, Judy; five grand-children; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; he is also survived by many nieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly. No services are being held at this time. Any flowers or donations may be sent to: The
, 115 N.E. 100th St., STE 350, Seattle, WA. 98125 in Bob's honor. Thank you. A Celebration of his life will be published in this news press in May of 2014. You are gone but not forgotten...We love you Dad...Forever and a day...Until we meet again.
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Published in Spokesman-Review on Dec. 8, 2013