Kay Arnold

Nov 25, 1941 – Feb 15, 2016

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Kay, Born in Los Angeles California to Lester and Marie Tomlinson. Kay was an only child living with her parents in S. Gate California. From 1942-1946 the family moved to Kansas City. Graduating from Huntington Park High School in 1960, Kay met her husband Bruce in Long Beach, CA in 1961. Following their marriage on June 2, 1962, Kay and Bruce moved to Washington and have lived in Federal Way for more than 30 years. 

Kay was an assistant Librarian at Olympic View Elementary School in Federal Way from the mid 1980's until she was hospitalized in November 2015 due to complication from multiple myeloma. Kay's biggest passion after raising three children of her own was working with children. 

Kay is survived by her daughter Debbie Kuykendall and her husband Fred, Her son Brian Arnold and his wife Teresa, and Son Mark Arnold and his wife Beth. She is also survived by her grandchildren Kaila, Kiley, Kole, Janessa, great grandson Ryley, and her loving husband Bruce.


In lieu of flowers please make donations to Multiple Myeloma Foundation Research



Sylvia Iben
Vancouver , WA
Mar 29, 2016

Kay had so much love to give and so much humility. She did so many many wonderful things for me for many years as my kitty sitter....she loved my kitties and they loved her. She would never want me to fuss over her as she was doing wonderful things "because she loves the kitties and puppies." She was just the most beautiful, kind, and loving person that I have known. She is now resting with her Lord with peace and love all around her. Much love to you my dear friend Kay. My prayers are with her family. God bless you.

Susan Skahan
Federal Way, WA
Feb 24, 2016

Heaven has a new ray of sunshine now that it has Kay. She could brighten up the dreariest of days with that smile and one of her (sometimes r-rated) jokes. Oh, how she could make me laugh in my days at Olympic View. Her incessant positive attitude was one of her many admirable qualities. Kay, my dear, you will be missed.

Linda Francis
Seattle, wa
Feb 22, 2016

I am very sorry for your loss & sad memories. "May Jah lift up his face toward you and grant you peace" Numbers 6:26

Doug Clements
Poway, CA
Feb 21, 2016

I was privileged to know Kay from the time she was two months old, and she was one of the finest and most unique human beings I have ever known. She was so full of life, so kind, and so much fun to be around. She had a wonderful sense of humor, a smile that sparkled, and was full of compassion and concern for others especially children and animals. As her mother said many years ago, Kay just filled the room when she walked in. There will never be another Kay, but she blessed and enriched the lives of all who knew her.

Darla Bauman
Lynnwood, WA
Feb 21, 2016

Such a wonderful dear friend. We loved her dearly and will miss her so very much. Please dear Jesus, hold her close.

Linda Payne Stoltzfus
Kent, WA
Feb 20, 2016

Kay was a very special person. She was kind to me many years ago and I will never forget her.

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