Arnold Bennett Dooley

Born: Thu., Aug. 18, 1927
Died: Mon., Mar. 15, 2010

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Arnold Bennett Dooley – a longtime resident of Pendleton passed away on Monday, March 15, 2010 at Willowbrook Terrace in Pendleton. He was 82 years old. A memorial service will be conducted at 1:30 P.M. on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Pendleton. Sign the register at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Arnold was born on August 18, 1927 in Paris, Arkansas to Roland M. and Anna C. Partain Dooley. He graduated from High School in Paris, AK. In 1946 Arnold left Paris and moved to Oroville, Washington. In July of 1958, he moved from Oroville, WA to Pendleton, Oregon. He had worked in Power Pole Installation for Arned Construction from 1951 to 1953. He then worked as a custodian and bus driver for elementary schools in Oroville, WA from 1954 to 1958. He was employed at the Pendleton Airport as a custodian and building maintenance man from 1958 until his retirement in 1987. Arnold had lived in Pendleton for 52 years. In December of 1979 he married Eva Catherine Chaney in Pendleton. They were happily married for 30 years. He was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses Church in Pendleton. He had been a member of the Main Street Cowboys from 1965 to 1979, and the Pendleton Kiwanis Club, he participated annually in the Kiwanis Kapers program. Arnold was a true entertainer. He loved to tell stories, and was known to walk on his hands. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, jogging and bike riding. He is survived by his wife Catherine at the home in Pendleton, sons Daniel Dooley of Walla Walla, WA, and Dennis Dooley of Albany, OR, daughter Shawn Shellard of Santa Cruz, CA, step-sons; Joe Chaney of Pine Grove, CA, Calvin W. Chaney of Pine Grove, CA, and Bill Chaney of Shady Cove, OR, brothers; R. M. Dooley of Paris, AK, and Frank Dooley of Wenatchee, WA, brother-in-law Bill Thresher of Oroville, CA, as well as 17 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother.

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patti dooley
   Posted Wed March 17, 2010
Cathy and family I am very sadden by the loss of Dad.May you all find peace that he is finally out of pain. He will guide us from above each day. He will be missed by family and friends.Even though he was my Dad through marriage it never stopped my love for him nor the family. I will miss him greatly patti

Tony Robles
   Posted Wed March 17, 2010
Arnold was a kind man who always treated me well. I considered him to be a friend of mine rather than just my friends' Dad. I will miss his subtle wit. My Father and him were also friends and I know they are probably shaking hands once again...Rest in Peace.

michael burton
   Posted Thu March 18, 2010
Arnold was a classy friend of mine. Always had that great smile and humor. He made me laugh when we would visit each other. I will miss him for his genuine generosity, kindness and love for other people. I will miss him greatly!!!!! I will see him again one day when the world is different place

Kathy Comstock
   Posted Thu March 18, 2010
Cathy I am so sorry to hear about Arnold. I remember the stories he used to tell us when he was our "door watcher" during Round-Up at the Woolen Mills. I know you will miss him deeply, but memories are a wonderful treasure of our loved ones. Kathy Comstock

Gary & Sandie Reed
   Posted Thu March 18, 2010
Dear Cathy, We are sorry to hear of our friend Arnold's passing away. The tears and sorrow we experience as we lose a loved one reminds us of Jesus description of death as an "enemy". Our hope of the promised resurrection can sustain and comfort us as we look forward to the day when we will see all those in Jehovah's memory standing up as they are called. Much love and concern, Gary & Sandie Reed

Monica Cortez
   Posted Thu March 25, 2010
Brother Dooley was such a joy to see when I would visit the Pendleton Congregation! I loved his stories and Jokes. May he rest until Jehovah wakens him in the new system!

Arne L. Swanson
   Posted Fri June 04, 2010
Cathy, My memories of Arne are so wonderful. They go back so far to the Kawanis Kapers days in the 1960's. Arne was a good friend and a generous man with his time and resources. I suppose there are many people who share my feelings of this wonderful man who set a great example for so many others. There's many smiles and much happiness which depend on Arne's memory. Bless you.

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