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Linda Lee Arnold

Linda Lee Arnold (Dinwoodie) left this earth unexpectedly on October 18, 2015 in Edmonds, WA at the age of 71.

Linda is survived by her husband, Garry Arnold; children, Steve Arnold (Kathryn) and Christi Osburn (Ray); grandchildren Rane and Jillian (Christi); siblings Jack Dinwoodie (Coni) and Dee Wolf (Jim). She is preceded in death by her parents, R.J. and Betty Dinwoodie.

Linda was born in 1944 in Stanley, North Dakota. She graduated from New Town High School as the salutatorian in 1962. She entered Trinity School of Nursing and graduated in 1965.

Linda married Garry Arnold on February 26, 1966 and they moved to Seattle later that year. Over the next four years, the couple welcomed two children into their home - Steve, born in 1968, and Christi, born in 1970.

Linda was a devoted nurse who worked at Northgate Hospital and Seattle Children's Hospital over the years as well as spending the majority of her working years at Mental Health North/Community Psychiatric Clinic. She advanced to became a psychiatric nurse practitioner in 1981 and delighted in helping all of her clients until her retirement in 2010.

Linda was an active member of Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church. She was a dedicated volunteer at Ronald McDonald House Seattle. Linda liked walking, gardening, and reading. She appreciated nature's beauty and was always up for a ride - taking drives in the mountain and along the beach. Most of all, Linda loved God and family. She was selfless, kind, loving, caring, patient,and made a positive impact on the lives of everyone she met. Linda will be dearly missed.

A service will be held at Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church, Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 3pm. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Linda's life.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Linda's name to Ronald McDonald House Seattle at 5130 40th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105.
Published in The Seattle Times on Oct. 25, 2015
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