Linda Dobroth

Linda Dobroth

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Linda (Dobroth) Arnold

Rest In Peace...
1946 - 2021

Spouse: Mark Arnold


Colleen (1966)
Vicki (1970)

Linda Ann Dobroth Arnold
Lewiston Morning Tribune, Apr 25, 2021

Linda Arnold (Dobroth) passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021, at the age of 74 in Ridgecrest, Calif.

She was born in Lewiston on June 25, 1946, one of four children.

She was a hair dresser and loved anything to do with crafts. In 1965, she married Mark Arnold of Asotin who had just joined the Navy and was sent to Vietnam. The following June, Linda gave birth prematurely to their first daughter, Collene. Soon after, Mark was stationed in Hawaii where their second daughter, Vicki, was born. They thoroughly enjoyed Hawaii and stayed for a second tour. From there they moved to Monterrey, Calif., then Yokohama and Yokosuka, Japan. In 1983, they went to Chula Vista, Calif., and finally Mark retired in Ridgecrest/China Lake, Calif.

Linda loved life and was tougher than most. In 1988, she had a severe brain hemorrhage that left her unable to read and write. This did not stop her from doing the things she loved. She was overjoyed with her grandkids and especially loved helping raise her grandson, Jacob, while his mother, Collene, attended college. In 2001, she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer, and in 2019 she developed stage 3 lung cancer. The cancer treatments and surgery took a huge toll on her, leaving her unable to do most of the things she enjoyed most. God graciously took her to heaven where she is finally whole and at peace.

She is survived by her two daughters, Collene Arnold and Vicki (Kurt) Seaman, both of Ridgecrest; grandchildren, Alicia and Kevin Seaman and Jacob Arnold; two sisters, Marilyn (Loren) Tribe, Julene (Tom) Daniels; and brother, Tom (Kristi) Dobroth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark in October 2019.

Her memorial service will be at 1 p.m. May 29 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewiston.

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30 Year Reunion 1994

Spouse's Name: Mark
Current residence: Clarkston WA
Occupation: Disabled
Spouse's Occupation: Retired (US Navy)
Family: Colleen 28; Vicki 24.
Number of grandchildren: 1
Places lived in the last 10 years: Waipahu HI, Nigishi Japan, San Diego CA, Ridgecrest CA.
Hobbies and other interests: Sewing, crafts, church.
Plans or goals for the next 10 years: Regain vocabulary and communication skills lost due to brain hemorrhage in 1988.
Major highlights of the last 10 years: I suffered a cerebral hemorrhage in 1988 and was given a 10 percent chance to live. I have since regained nearly all mechanical skills and am slowly regaining communication skills. In 1991 I became a born again Christian and along with my husband have become very active in church work at Orchards Baptist Church in Lewiston.
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From 20 year reunion book20 Year Reunion 1984

Spouse's Name: Mark
Current residence: Chula Vista CA
Occupation: Wife and mother
Spouse's Occupation: Meterologist.
Family: Colleen Renee 18; Vicki Lynn 13.
I married Mark in January 1965. The Navy sent him to Viet Nam and I became a beautician. We moved to Monterey CA in 1967, then to Hawaii for 5 years, back to Monterey, we then spent 4 years in Yokosuka Japan with vacations to the Philippine Islands and Hong Kong (my favorite city), Korea, etc. We are now in San Diego awaiting our move to China Lake CA. Our oldest daughter graduated from Chula Vista High in June. My hobbies are all the arts and crafts with needle crafts and stained glass my favorites. I also teach swimming every summer. In three years, after 25 years of Naval service, my husband will retire and we hope to settle down in the Pacific Northwest.

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