Grace Arnold, age 97, of Fayetteville

Grace Arnold
Grace Arnold

Grace Arnold of Fayetteville, Ga. was born December 16, 1920, and died May 27, 2018 at Southwest Christian Hospice in Union City, Ga at the age of 97.

A memorial service was held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, June 3rd at 1st United Methodist church in Fayetteville. Ga.

Grace was born in Chicago, Ill.; she married there and raised two children in the Chicago area.  Grace was the youngest of six children.  Her parents, Charles and Flora Prindiville, sisters, Tess Hauck, Florence Ginsberg, and Mabel Prindiville; brothers Roy and Donald Prindiville; two husbands – Robert Bloomquist and James Arnold, and her son Neal Bloomquist preceded her in death.  Daughter Joyce Beyer of Fayetteville, son-in-law Bill Beyer, daughter-in-law Anita Bloomquist of Carterville, Ill., and grandchildren Billy Beyer (Brandy) of Dallas, Ga., Beth Moats (Adam) of Piedmont, S. C., and Marty Beyer of Powder Springs, Ga. survive her.

After working for the Jewel Tea Company in Illinois, Grace retired to Punta Gorda, Fla. where she enjoyed many happy years until 2004 when her home with virtually all possessions were lost to Hurricane Charley.  An 84-year-old refugee from that storm, Grace arrived in Georgia with little more than a single suitcase. She always remained thankful for many new Georgia friends that helped her build a life here with gifts of friendship and everything necessary to rebuild a household.  Grace chose Fayetteville to be near her daughter’s family and proudly witnessed the birth of five great-grandchildren: Lily, Cooper, Aiden, Emerson, and Hayes.

Grace was active at the Fayette Senior Center and was a member of the Fayetteville’s 1st United Methodist Church’s Fellowship-Discipleship Sunday School class.  Grace was an avid basketball fan, an energetic dancer, and an enthusiastic Pinochle player all of her life.

Azalea Estates ALF was her final home on earth.  There she found a safe place, many friends and compassionate loving care.  She was a people person and made friends wherever she went.  On entering hospice care, Grace asked for visitors saying, “I need to see people”.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Southwest Christian Hospice, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, Ga.  30291.