Dolly Frances Arnold peacefully went to be with the Lord on the 1st of July 2012, at the age of 63.
She was born in Houston, Texas, on the 1st of September 1948, to William J. Browne and Leona Gallagher Browne, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband Robert "Bob" Arnold; sons, William J. "Billy" Wann and Kevin M. Wann, both of Houston; step-children, Cheri Arnold Goetz and husband Eric, Robert Arnold Jr. and wife Brenda; grandchildren, Taylor Wann and Haley Wann. She is also survived by numerous step-grandchildren and great grandchildren; and brothers, John Browne and Michael Browne; and a multitude of family and friends.
Dolly was an accomplished hair dresser for more than forty years, with a following just as long and truly loved what she did. She was a successful business owner and entrepreneur that span nearly four decades, and loved to take on projects of designing, building, and completing her salon as well as her home. Her passion for making people happy didn't stop at the salon, as she loved taking care of family, friends, and anyone who needed it. She was a volunteer for hospice, using her talents cutting hair for people who needed it, as well as the Special Olympics
, which her two brothers competed in. Dolly was involved in the Multiple Sclerosis Society early on in her life as her family was the poster family for MS in the 1950's. Dolly was an accomplished gardener and loved being in the yard, often winning yard of the month at least once a year. Her favorite saying was, "I love digging in the dirt."
Dolly loved spending time with her two grandchildren, Taylor and Haley, often taking them to museums and the beach. Their time together was very precious and she enjoyed them until her last day. She loved, cared for, and nurtured her husband, children, grandchildren, step-children, step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, as well as cousins, aunts, uncles, and all of her friends. She fought a courageous battle with cancer and will be sorely missed by all she has touched.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six until eight o'clock in the evening on Thursday, the 5th of July, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.
The funeral service is to be conducted at ten o'clock in the morning on Friday, the 6th of July, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons. The interment service will follow, via an escorted cortege, at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston.
For those desiring, in lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in Dolly's memory may be directed to the
, 6301 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX, 77057.