Douglas Gene Arnold, 61, passed away on August 1st, 2019 in the arms of his most treasured possessions, his family. Born on February 1st, 1958 to Patty Jo Cole Arnold & Howard “Jack”Arnold in Rupert, Idaho. He was the middle child of three and is survived by his brothers, Howard L Arnold Jr (Debbie), Rupert, Idaho and Jody R. Arnold (Tara Redmond), Kearns, UT as well as a recently found sister, Jerusha Millet, as well as various nieces and nephews. He married Jeanette Wright in 1981 and is survived by his children, Carey Lee Arnold, D Celeste Arnold (Tim Peppersack) and Levon J Arnold (Natalie Deem). His granddaughter, Aurelie Arnold Sheldon and great grandson, Joshua Sheldon, all residing in Boise, Idaho
Doug was a graduate of Minico High School in 1976 and graduated from Boise State University with an Associate Degree of Applied Science in 1980 and UtahTechnical College with Associate of Applied Science Degree in 1985.
Doug was a member of Local 291 Electrical Workers and with his brothers of the Union worked in many states and on many jobs. He traveled to 46 states of America during his time here. He also worked in Japan for a year. After traveling to and watching a game in New Orleans he was forever a New Orleans Saints football fan. He loved fishing and would spend each Memorial Day with his kids at his favorite spot. Doug did incredible woodworking in his spare time, making intricate little carvings for his family. He also loved Rice Pudding, not Tapioca but real rice, as he would say.
Excerpts from his little black book that he carried everywhere:
“It has been my pleasure to have been a part of the celebration of your life”
“I intend to leave some memory of myself in the minds of others”.
Memorial services will be held with his family at Silver Creek where he stood on the banks of the river with his grandfather and father as a young child and fished, where he left his heart.
“When you bait the hook with your heart, the fish always bite” -John Burroughs.
In lieu flowers, donations can be made to St Luke’s Hospice. Our thanks to their care and our thanks to Celeste for her unending care in her home at the end of his days.