Russell Lonie Arnold

March 4, 1929September 9, 2018

Russell Lonie Arnold, 89, of Visalia passed away early Sunday morning, September 9, 2018 at Linwood Meadows Care Center. Russell was born to Stanley and Annie Arnold on March 4, 1929 in Hanford, the youngest of five children. They were left as orphans when Russell was only six. He was raised, by their uncle and aunt, Frank and Lottie Sanches, of Hanford, who are also deceased.

Russell attended Hanford Schools. He was a fireman for the Hanford Fire Department and a member of the National Guard, then later working at Wilshire Paint and as a private contractor at Lemoore Naval Air Base. He retired in 1991 and repaired lawnmowers as a hobby.

He married Aida Geissler in 1946. They had four children. They were divorced in 1959. He later married Eula Juanita Jeffries and had two children. Juanita passed in 2001. He later moved to Visalia and remarried his first wife Aida. He had six children; Stanley Arnold, Timothy Arnold, Nancy Hipp-Ingalls (Byron), Gloria Cordeiro (Mario), Russel Lonie Arnold, Jr. and six step-children, Janice Jeffries, Nita Jeffries, James, Bruce, Derral and Steven Jeffries. His daughter, Russelle Arnold Chesser and grandson Jarred Cordeiro preceded him in death, also his four brothers, James Fernandes, Pete, Ernest and Percy Arnold. He also leaves 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and lots of nieces and nephews.

In remembrance please support your favorite charity.

Private Services will be held by the family.

Services by People’s Funeral Chapel, Hanford, California.


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Russell Lonie Arnold

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