Coleene Arnold | 1935-2014

Published Saturday, March 8, 2014

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Coleene Arnold, 78, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Bowie.

A memorial service will be held at a later date with arrangements handled by White Family Funeral Home in Bowie.

Coleene was born Nov. 1, 1935, in Hillsboro to William Coy and Lillie Mae (Kemp) Burk. After growing up in a farming family, she owned and operated a beauty salon in North Richland Hills in the 1970s. In the 1980s, Coleene owned a restaurant in East Texas, and in 1988 retired to Bowie with her husband, Buddy.

Coleene enjoyed gardening and will be remembered for her devoted years of life as a wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Lillie Burk; husband Buddy Arnold; and sister Jean Defrates.

Coleene is survived by her brother, William Coy “Sonny” Burk and wife, Ellen, of Decatur; children Mark Arnold of Bowie, Jamie Arnold of Fort Worth, Randy Arnold and wife, Hollie, of North Richland Hills and Kelli Saporito and husband, Joe, of Bowie; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Bowie Memorial Hospital’s staff and Hospice of Rural Texas.

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