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Our angel gained her wings. Nora Christine Arnold, 76, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, November 14, 2021, at the Northeastern Health System in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
Nora was born on February 5, 1945, in Claremore, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Reverend Ross M. Bolin, Sr. and Lou Ella Grass Bolin. She married Don Arnold on February 24, 1968.
Nora worked for many years at the Southside Elementary School in Siloam Springs and began enjoying retirement and her first grandchild in 2003. She was a member and Deaconess at the Crittenden Baptist Church, where she was very active in the Gift Ministry, collecting, wrapping and delivering Christmas gifts to deserving Native American families in South Dakota. She enjoyed word search puzzles, traveling, reading and was a very competitive horseshoe player. Above all, Nora was devoted to her family and loved being with her grandchildren.
She was the last of ten children, having been preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.
Nora is survived by her husband Don Arnold of Siloam Springs; one daughter-niece, Leauna Davidson and husband Steve of Colcord, OK; three daughters, Donna Fielding and husband Jason of Fayetteville, Diann Howard and husband Chris of Summers and Norma Arnold of Centerton; one son, Raymond Bolin of Siloam Springs; ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Nora will be held at the Crittenden Baptist Church, 59284 S. 4695 Rd., Watts, OK (West Siloam Springs area) on Friday, November 19, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Calvin Pathkiller will officiate the service. Nora will be laid to rest at the Little Rock Indian Cemetery, 11254 East Highway 412, Locust Grove, Oklahoma 74352.
The arrangements are entrusted to Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs, AR. To sign online guest book please go to www. Backstrom-Pyeatte.com
I just saw this today. Nora was one of the kindest women I've ever met. She always had a smile on her face. I have fond memories of our girls, Norma and Stacy, playing softball together. Love, hugs, and prayers to her family.
Rhonda Gentry Nov 23 2021 5:02 PM
I'm so sorry! Praying for your family1
Melody Estes Nov 19 2021 9:55 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have such fond memories of all your family, and was always happy to run into Don and Nora. She was so pleasant with that smile for everyone. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Marilyn McCratic Nov 18 2021 10:51 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Nora Arnold
Marilyn McCratic Nov 18 2021 10:48 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have such fond memories of everyone in your family and was always happy to run into Don and Nora. She was so pleasant, and always with a smile for everyone. I know she will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
Marilyn M McCratic Nov 18 2021 10:47 PM
Nora we will truly miss your beautiful smile.
Our prayers and love to Don and the family.
Mike and Judy Weeks
Judy Weeks Nov 18 2021 7:02 PM
I am very sorry for this family and their loss. I am sending prayers up
Adam Ziebell Nov 18 2021 5:25 PM
Sympathy Gift courtesy of Cina Zamanzadeh. Group of 1 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Nora Arnold.
Cina Zamanzadeh Nov 18 2021 2:45 PM
Prayers, and hugs to Donna and family, I am so sorr for your loss.
Amy O'Leary Nov 18 2021 2:32 PM
Sorry for loss and prayers for your family
Amanda logsdon Nov 17 2021 3:01 PM