Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Marlene L. Arnold Memorial
Marlene L. Arnold Memorial

Marlene L. Arnold

Marlene L. Arnold

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Marlene L. Arnold, 74, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Friday June 24, 2016.
Marlene was born on January 23, 1942 in Mount Vernon, the daughter of Marlin & Lucille (Fisher) Noble. She was raised in Burlington where she attended school with the class of 1960.
In 1971 Marlene was united in marriage to Dave Arnold and together they blended their families and made their home in Sedro-Woolley; where Marlene was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Marlene was busy within her community, volunteering many years of service with the Sedro-Woolley Eagles Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband Dave at the family home; her children, Welene Simmons Ellis and husband Robert of Bonney Lake, WA, Debbra Simmons Ruffcorn and husband James of Prescott, WA, Cori Simmons Russell of Sedro-Woolley; John Simmons and wife Joy of Zillah, WA and Lena Arnold Rivers and husband Steve of Claremore, OK; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Phil Noble and sister, Patricia Smith.
There will be no funeral services. In honor of Marlene memorials are suggested to the Sedro-Woolley Eagles Auxiliary. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.


  • Richardson Family

    My family would like to send sincere condolences to the Arnold family for the loss of your dear loved one may you find comfort and hope from the bible promise at Isaiah 25:8. Pray constantly, avoid isolation, and lean on God as we cope during this difficult time.

  • Annie & BJ Nersten & family

    We are so sorry for your loss. We have a lot of good memories of Marlene (aka Ethel) she was a fun lady to be around and always kept us on our toes. I always felt like part of the family and thats the way she treated me and my family we will miss her. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • Mike and Betty Moser

    Dave and family- We are so sorry and saddened on hearing about Marlene.
    Have a lot of fond memories of times with you and Marlene – Scouts, little league and just getting to know you over the years. She will be missed.