Edith Millott Arnold
Published 11:22 am Friday, December 11, 2020
Edith Millott Arnold, 96, died peacefully of natural causes receiving effective tender care at Diamond WilIow, Misty Ivy in Proctor, Minnesota on Tuesday December 8, 2020.
Born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania to Mabel PoweIl Millott and Francis Auguste Millott on January 9, 1924. Edith grew up in Windber, Pennsylvania and graduated from Windber High School. She trained to become a registered nurse at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, graduating in 1944. Edith proudly said it was the first hospital in the new United States. She met her future husband, Arthur Arnold, while still a nursing student, and they were married at her parents’ home in Windber in 1947.
She was a devoted mother and loyal wife, and moved 24 times living in 12 states before coming to Duluth in 1991 and to Hermantown in 2014. Edith enjoyed sewing and cooking, was independent and caring, calm in emergencies and bravely coped with the teenage death in Albert Lea of her daughter Lucienne and her own life threatening diseases. Edith is survived by her husband, a daughter Karen Arthur, a son Matthew Arnold, a granddaughter Kimberly Irland and great-grandchildren Zilpha and Bruce.
A private family burial in Albert Lea has been performed.
Memorials preferred to her Lake Superior College professional nursing scholarship fund. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E. 2nd. St., Duluth, MN 55805. 218-727-3555.