MISSION – Jimmie Jean Arnold, 81, passed away on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 at Mission Nursing Home.
Mrs. Arnold graduated from La Joya High School in 1954 and attended Pan American College where she graduated in 1957. She was a third grade elementary teacher at La Joya I.S.D. and went on to teach in Los Angeles and Corpus Christi before returning to the Rio Grande Valley in 1983. She retired in 2001.
Survivors include her son, Emmett Lee Arnold III and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Lee Arnold Jr., and parents, Jim and Oleta Carpenter.
A graveside service was held on Aug. 12 at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mission.