Dana Elizabeth Smith Arnold

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Dana Elizabeth Smith Arnold was born on June 17, 1937. She passed away peacefully on Feb. 7, 2018. Dana grew up in Bangs, Texas, and went to nursing school in Temple. She worked at Methodist Hospital in Houston as an RN until having children.

She was a beloved wife, mother, aunt, granny, and friend. Dana was preceded in death by her parents Lois and Howard Smith, and by her siblings Freddy, Johnny and Kat. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, John J. Arnold and their children, John Howard and wife Tisha, Kelley and husband Dwayne, and Dan and wife Shelly. Her brother Dale and wife AJ also survive her. Dana was a loving grandmother to 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was a loving aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.

She loved gathering her family, cooking for them, laughing and telling stories, and playing games – especially Skip Bo. Her grandchildren fondly remember playing dress up, baseball and card games, hunting Easter eggs and eating her lemon cake.

She took loving care of everyone she knew and will be heartily missed by all.

Funeral Service provided by Knesek Bros. Funeral Home located at 768 Fourth Street, Sealy, Texas knesekfuneral@aol.com

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