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Passed away on July 7, 2022, in Bountiful, Utah.
Hattie was born on November 15, 1938, in Farrsville, Texas, to Morris Gibbs and Lorene Lindsey-Gibbs. Hattie was married to Robert Donald Arnold until his death in 2013. Hattie has been preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Bobby Gibbs, Lou Peterman, Nell Cooper, Lenore Pickering, and Janis Gibbs. Preceded in death also by her first husband, James Leroy Riggs and son Marvin Eugene Riggs and daughter in law, Kathy Reid Riggs. Hattie is survived by her daughter, Dawn Marie Riggs-Stueve and daughter in law, Courtney Stueve of Layton, Utah. Hattie is also survived by a granddaughter, Eliza Marie Riggs of Beaumont, Texas and many nieces and nephews.
Hattie would always say that she served in the military. And she did, she had two husbands that were active in the United States Army and Air Force. She was also a secretary for the Colonel at Fort Polk, Louisiana during the Vietnam War.
Hattie always believed herself to be a “working woman.” And that she was. She worked for Sun Oil Company in Houston, Texas, and Louisiana. She worked for St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. She worked for several refineries in Southeast Texas to name a few: Mobil Oil, Jefferson Chemical, Texaco, and Huntsman Corporation. When she retired, she began volunteering at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur, Texas.
Hattie graduated from Newton High School in Newton, Texas in 1957. She had many fond memories. Hattie attended Sam Houston University in Huntsville, Texas for one year. Hattie later attended Lamar University in Beaumont and Port Arthur Texas.
Hattie loved to serve. She was on several committees for March of Dimes, Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, Beaumont Police Department police wives club, charity bowling events and many more.
Hattie loved her LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ. She attended Clearfield Community Church in Clearfield Utah. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Bridge City Texas.
Hattie loved to travel. She enjoyed cruising through the Panama Canal and going to Mexico and the Caribbean. She enjoyed going to the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. She loved to plan trips with her church in Bridge City Texas to go see the bluebonnets in the hill country or the Christmas lights in Natchitoches, Louisiana. She loved to see God’s handy works on earth.
We the family would like to thank the staff and doctors at Western Peaks Long Term Acute Care facilities in Bountiful Utah for taking great care of Hattie in her last days.
The memorial services for Hattie will be held at Clearfield Community Church by pastor, James Carlson in August. The exact date is pending. There will also be a memorial service in Texas date and times are pending.
In lieu of flowers, please send a contribution to St. Jude’s Children Hospital in Hattie Arnold’s name.
Care entrusted to Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah
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