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Ronald Keith Arnson

01/15/1939 - 12/01/2018
Service Date: 12/08/2018
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Queens Park Ward, 22035 East Ocotillo Road, Queen Creek, Arizona 85142
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 North Center Street, Mesa, Arizona 85201

Ronald Keith Arnson, 79, of Queen Creek, Arizona, passed away peacefully at his home on December 1, 2018.

Ronald was a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was loved by many in his church and community, serving for many years in church leadership and on the Baltz school board. In 1965, he received a master’s degree in education and taught Spanish for more than thirty years. In addition to his career as a teacher, he was also an entrepreneur, owning two successful businesses. His greatest legacy is that of pure love and service, extended to his fellow man.

Ronald leaves behind his wife of fifty-five years, Andrea Nichole; four sons, Dean (Michelle), Derek (LaNeece), Derron (Jennifer), and Dane (Jenilee); and a daughter, Deborah (Travis). He also leaves two sisters, a brother, fifteen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be held as follows: A visitation will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 East University Drive, Mesa, Arizona 85213. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 22035 East Ocotillo Road, Queen Creek, Arizona 85142, with a second visitation from 8:30 to 9:30am. Burial will follow the service at the City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 North Center Street, Mesa, Arizona 85201.


  • Wish I could be there to support the Arnson family. My condolences to a great family during this difficult time. Love, Tim

  • Gary and Laura Hensley

    Laura and I offer our condolences to the Arnson family. I had the pleasure of speaking to both Mr. and Mrs.
    Arnson on several occasions while having 2 of your children in my room at Griffith School.

  • Have nothing but great memories of this family! May he continue his progress in the heavens above, to be joined by his loving wife and family!
    He will be missed! Condolences from
    our family to yours with love.❤️

  • Bob and Susan Parker

    One of the great ones has been taken home. Great man, great family. We love you.

  • I knew the Arnson family very well, beginning in the 1970s when I was the instrumental music directory at Griffith School in the Balsz School District, Phoenix, Arizona. I had the pleasure of teaching Dean, Derek and Deborah as members of the band program in grades 5 – 8. They participated in Concert Band and Jazz Band at a high level and were leaders in the program and on campus. They were involved in athletics, also, and they were good athletes. I taught in AZ for 35 years (grades 4 – 8, High School, Community College, Undergraduate and Graduate Schools) and in all that time the Arnson children were among my best students. Hard working, well disciplined, excellent performers and leaders. A testament to the way Mr. and Mrs. Arnson raised all their children. In addition, I had the great pleasure of tutoring Dean and Derek for numerous years as trumpeters. Both boys were terrific students and played very well. When Ron ran for the Balsz School board, Phx, he was highly supported by the community and he did an excellent job as a board member. He was child-centered and very supportive of kids and programs for kids. There is no doubt that Ron Arnson had a positive effect on the Balsz District and Griffith School communities. All my thoughts and prayers go out to the Arnson Family. So sorry about the tardiness of this note as I just learned of Mr. Arnson’s passing. Best regards, Russ Capri, Carefree, AZ.

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