Evelyn Arnold

Miss Evelyn L. Arnold, 76, died Monday, Feb. 9 at her home in Damascus, following a 10 1/2-year battle with cancer. She was also a victim of Parkinson's Disease.


Born Dec. 6, 1927, in Germantown, she was a daughter of the late Leroy A. and F. Irene Sibley Arnold.


Miss Arnold graduated from Damascus High School and attended Columbus University in Washington, where she received a degree in economics. For many years, she was involved with 4-H Club work, and she was a life member of the Montgomery County Agriculture Society/Fair.


She worked as an accountant at the Department of Energy and upon retirement worked for a number of years as a teller at the Farmers & Mechanics National Bank in the Damascus office.


She enjoyed traveling, and was a member of the Damascus Travel Club. She served as the first treasurer of the club -- a position she held for 31 years, and a tour leader.


Miss Arnold was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Damascus.


She enjoyed needlework, ceramics and reading.


Surviving are a brother, James B. Arnold of La Plata; two sisters, Lillian A. Murphy and her husband Rockne of Ijamsville, and Mary Jane Arnold of Damascus; and nieces and nephews, Earl Nichols and his wife Betty, Roland Nichols, Alberta Epstein and her husband Michael, Barbara Murphy, Anita Evans and her husband Zachary, John Murphy and Cynthia Murphy.


She also leaves grandnieces and nephews, Jenny, Heather and Brandy Nichols, Christopher and Rachel Epstein and Brandon Evans.


Evelyn will be remembered by many good friends, especially Mary Johnson, Edna Reffit and Diane Sunday and by neighbors Ardis Watkins and Doris and Alton Shipley.


Miss Arnold was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy A. Arnold Jr.; two sisters, infant Martha Elaine Arnold and Gladys E. Nichols; a brother-in-law, Julian Nichols; and a niece, Gail E. Nichols.

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