Arnold Earnshaw (1923 - 2018)

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August 16, 1923 -
September 3, 2018

Arnold L. Earnshaw of Cottage Grove, formerly of Eugene passed away on Monday, September 3 at the age of 95. Arnold was born in Starr Oregon southeast of Cottage Grove to William and Margaret Earnshaw. He grew up on the family farm during the Depression, attending school in Dorena and Cottage Grove.

At age 16, in 1939, Arnold volunteered for the National Guard along with his older brother in preparation for World War 2. As the war started he volunteered for the Army, becoming a Sergeant leading an anti-aircraft artillery crew. Arnold made four invasions: Bismarck Archipelago, New Guinea, Southern Philippines and Luzon.

After the war Arnold married his high school sweetheart, Maxine Stewart. They had two sons and were married 60 years when she passed away in 2006. Arnold was devoted to Maxine from their first day of their marriage to the end of her life. After Maxine passed Norma Bradford became his special friend and they enjoyed country rides, picnics and dancing together.

Arnold used the GI bill to become a meat cutter. He worked at Tommy Hodges' Market at 19th and Agate for over 20 years. Arnold and Maxine took the risk to purchase a Mom and Pop grocery store in the 1960s. Over the years they owned three stores, Quinn's Market in Eugene, Earnshaw's Market in Springfield and Lone Pine Market in Creswell. Arnold retired in 1989.

Arnold is survived by his son, Wayne Earnshaw and his daughter-in-law, Dr. Mary Whitlock of Junction City, OR.

A special thanks to the staff of Magnolia Gardens and Village for their loving care and friendship the past 10 years.

At his request no services are planned.

Memorial contributions can be made to Education Together Foundation, PO Box 523, Junction City OR 97448.

Arrangements entrusted to Musgrove Family Mortuary. Please access the obituary and you are invited to sign the guestbook at

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Published in Eugene Register-Guard from Sept. 10 to Sept. 16, 2018