Dwight C. Arnold, Jr.

Born: Mon., Sep. 27, 1954
Died: Thu., Nov. 29, 2012

Memorial Gathering

1:00 PM Sat., Dec. 08, 2012
Location: Pendleton Eagles Lodge #28

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Dwight Carlton Arnold Jr. was born in Enterprise, Oregon, September 27, 1954, to Dwight C. Arnold Sr. & Joscelyn Faith Osborne.  Dwight lived his life in Pendleton with a short time spent in Idaho and Milton-Freewater.  Dwight attended Pendleton schools.  Dwight worked many years as farm help in local agriculture.  He spent most of his working life as a mechanic.  He was talented in auto & motorcycle repair.  Dwight was had various interests and bartended locally on occasion.  He was always available to help friends in their projects.  The last non-ambulatory years, he developed an interest in computers and was busy with repair & service. 

Dwight grew up in Pendleton with his sister Anita and later a brother Paul.  He did the things boys of that era did: Cub Scouts, Little League, playing Army and bugging his sister.  Dwight learned to hunt from his father, getting his 1st buck when he was 14.  He also learned to drive from his father, developing a lifelong interest in anything with an engine.  He started with a Hodaka motorcycle he put together while in Junior High School; his last motorcycle was a Harley Davidson.  His biker colors & vest is accompanying him on his last journey.  Dwight suffered great physical trauma in the last years.  He had double leg amputation and thereafter lived with confinement to a wheelchair.  Dwight lived at Evergreen Care Center at that time, where he received a very generously donated power-wheelchair.  The gift came from a passerby who observed him struggling along the roadway to grocery shop.  Dwight had several skirmishes with cancer and also massive abdominal surgeries.  The last battle was with cancer. 

Dwight was preceded in death by his parents in 2005.  He will be released with his parents on the family mountain property.  Dwight is survived by a son, Matthew T. Arnold & wife Francis and a daughter, a sister Anita Zimmerly, a brother Paul Arnold, various relatives and many friends. 

Dwight loved dogs.  He had many different breeds over the years.  It sometimes seemed like their bond included telepathic communication.  Memorial contributions may be made to Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter (P.A.W.S.), P.O. Box 1876, Pendleton, OR 97801.

A Memorial Gathering will be held at the Pendleton Eagles Lodge Saturday, December 8th, at 1:00 PM.  Please join us for libations and storytelling.  Rest now Brother, you are set free.  Sign the online guestbook at www.burnsmortuary.com

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