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Obituary - Mabel Arnold, 86

Mabel (Bruvold) Arnold, better known to family and friends as "Mimi," was born August 14, 1921 in Sheridan County, Montana near the now ghost town of Comertown, the oldest of the nine children born to Mary and Peder Bruvold. Her father had five c...

Mabel (Bruvold) Arnold, better known to family and friends as "Mimi," was born August 14, 1921 in Sheridan County, Montana near the now ghost town of Comertown, the oldest of the nine children born to Mary and Peder Bruvold. Her father had five children by a previous marriage to Hulda (Lindell) Bruvold, who died after childbirth two years before her parents' marriage.

Mimi was 14 years old when her mother, Mary Inga, moved the family to Kensington, Minnesota to be near her mother, Rikka Olson Quindlog, and brother, Jacob Olson, of Holmes City. She was much beloved by her family, the kind of person who made everyone seem better than they really were.

Having attended a broadcasting school in Minneapolis, she spent some time in a radio career on a children's program in Nebraska. She married George Arnold, now deceased, of Palo Alto, California, where they had two children who survive her, Linda Bellinger of Kneeland, California and Rikka Arnold of Kensington, California.

Mimi was predeceased by her half brother, Ernest; her brother, Reynold; her half sisters, Hazel, Nan and Vicky; sisters, Pearl, Yvonne, Mary Jean and Janice; and her long-time loving and beloved friend, Perry Collogne, with whom she became an accomplished golfer.

She is survived by her half brother, Woodrow of Granite Bay, CA, her brother, Peder of Wahpeton, ND and Green Valley, AZ; and by her sisters, Emma Williams of Eugene, OR and Beatrice Kotz of White Bear Lake and Sahuarita, AZ.

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Mimi will be much missed by her friends and family. She always said that she was an extremely happy person and felt always that someone was watching over her. To the very end she was beloved and seemingly watched over by angels.

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