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Luella Arnold

1924 - 2014 Obituary Condolences

May 16, 1924 - July 16, 2014

On Wednesday morning July 16th, 2014 Luella passed away from this world to be with our Lord Jesus Christ. She was 90 years and 2 months old, born on May 16th, 1924 in Dallas Oregon. Luella is preceded by her husband HL Arnold and brothers Edward May of Seattle, Marvin May of Dallas, and sister Gladys Billings of Ashland, Oregon.

Luella leaves her two sons, Norman and Tom and their families including 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Luella was born in Dallas and lived her entire life of 90 years here in Dallas. Out of high school she worked at the Willamette Lumber Company for over 10 years, where she met her future husband and had many close girl friends from the secretarial work she did at the mill.

Luella and HL Arnold were married in 1955 at the Salt Creek Baptist church. (The church was founded by her Grandfather Gustave Schunke). A few years after this they had two sons, Norm of Seattle and Tom now living in Salem. She was a stay at home mom while Norm and Tom were young, then returning to work at the Public Utilities Commission in Salem where she worked until retirement.

The Arnolds were very involved in the Dallas First Christian church for many years. Luella returned to Salt Creek Baptist Church after the death of her husband. She retired in her 60's spending her time crocheting and working in her garden.

The memorial service will be at the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center on Washington St. Saturday July 26th at 1.00 pm. Interment will follow in the Salt Creek Cemetery in Dallas. To leave a message or memory for the family please go to

Published in StatesmanJournal on July 23, 2014
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