Roxann Mae Arnold (Aspinall)

Roxann Mae Arnold (Aspinall)

Roxann was born at Gordon, Nebraska, on December 16, 1940, to Cora and Harold Aspinall and passed away November 5, 2018, at Derby, Kansas.

Roxann attended Valley Union Grade School through the eighth grade then Gordon High School, graduating as valedictorian in 1958. She took part in music, drama, and many other activities and organizations.

Roxann received a BS in Business Education from Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska, in 1963 and taught at Buffalo Gap, South Dakota. Roxann returned to Chadron State and earned an elementary endorsement and taught at Roosevelt Elementary School in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, for seven years. After marriage to J.T. Arnold and the births of daughter Angela and son Anthony she became a stay-at-home mom. Later she used her business background in many positions through the years, including Finance Officer and later, Interim Director of Western Nebraska Legal Services at Scottsbluff. Her career included a position as Temporary Finance Director of the Minnesota Housing Project in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Finance Manager for the Western Nebraska Child Development Center of Scottsbluff and Legal Secretary at the Scottsbluff County Child Services in Gering, Nebraska.

Roxann loved the journey and traveled widely in this country, as well as visiting France, England, Mexico, Canada, China and Australia.

Roxann lived most of her adult life in the Scottsbluff area but also lived and worked in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2013 she moved to Rusvhille, Nebraska, to help care for her mother while Cora was living at Parkview Lodge in Rushville and then Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs, Nebraska. After Cora’s death Roxann moved back to Scottsbluff and then to Minneapolis to be near her daughter and family. As her health began to fail, Roxann made her home with her sister Jan and brother-in-law George Russell in Mulvane, Kansas. She passed away on November 5, 2018.

Roxann was preceded in death by her parents, Cora and Harold Aspinall and ex-husband J.T. Arnold.

She is survived by her daughter Angela Arnold, son-in-law Jack Kronebusch and grandson Peter Kronebusch of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and son Anthony Arnold and wife Maya of Australia. She is also survived by her sisters Jan (George) Russell of Mulvane, Kansas, and Fran (Bob) Peters of Rushville and Hot Springs, South Dakota, and brother Bert Aspinall, of Hot Springs, South Dakota, as well as many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

A memorial service was held in Mulvane, Kansas, in November and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at Morse Memorial Methodist Church in Rushville, Nebraska, at 1:00 p.m. on June 1, 2019.

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