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Lola Arneson passed away on April 4, 2012 in Everett, WA. Heaven welcomed a great woman of faith and prayer. She was born December 11, 1923 on the Norwegian-American family farm at Mobridge, S.D.
Lola P (Olson) Arneson
She was the eighth of nine children, in the musical family of Andrew and Julianna (Fadness) Olson. In 1941 the family moved to the Seattle, WA area. While singing gospel music with her sister Marmian, on KXA Radio, she met the love of her life, Rev. Ted Arneson.
They were married on March 22, 1946 at the Evangelistic Tabernacle in Tacoma, WA. In September of 1955 they became pastors at the future Bethel First Assembly in Alderwood Manor, WA. Here they were faithful pastors for 42 years.
Lola was a phenomenal pastor's wife involved in all facets of the ministry. She was an accomplished vocalist, pianist and organist for the church and local funeral homes.
She was an exceptional loving wife and mother. The Arneson home was blessed with six children. Their home was filled with faith, love, music and laughter. For the past seven years, Lola has resided at South Pointe Assisted Living in Everett, WA where she received loving care by the staff and enjoyed many close friendships.
Lola was preceded in death by her husband, Ted of 55 years, in February of 2001; her eldest son, James (Jim) on March 14, 2012; her parents; five brothers; and three sisters.
She is survived by the wife of her late son, Jim Arneson, (Cheryl) of Lynnwood, WA; Lola's children, David Arneson (Kathy) of Snohomish, WA; Judi Hastings (David) of North Pole, AK; Darrell Arneson (Sharon) of Brooks, OR; Becki Krause (Gary) of Everett, WA; Ruth Filler (John) of Coeur d'Alene, ID; foster son, Dave Nusser of Lacey, WA; adopted daughter, Mary Maine of Mountlake Terrace, WA; 25 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Lola had a heart for missions. Memorial donations may be made to www.thegatewayintl.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Viewing at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills, Friday, April 13, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethany Christian Assembly, 2715 Everett Ave, Everett, WA.
Published in The Herald (Everett) from Apr. 11 to Apr. 13, 2012