Art was born Aug. 30, 1925, the fifth of 10 children to Margaret and W.C. Arnold on the West Rosebud river near Fishtail. He went to grade school at the Green School House and graduated high school in Absarokee.
He joined the army in 1945 and after the loss of his brother Gene he returned home to the ranch at Fishtail and bought a piece next to the home place. In 1957 he married the most beautiful girl in Stillwater county, Mary Nichol.
A family was started the following year with a son Billy, followed by another son Chris, and a daughter Kim. While raising his family, he also raised some of the finest registered black angus cattle in the country. Art enjoyed life to the fullest, fishing, playing pool, roasting pigs, it was all good fun.
If you needed good advice he was always there to help you out, and is sorely missed already!! He is survived by his wife Mary, brothers Bill and Bern, sisters Ruth Mendenhall and Clarice(Jack) Fawcett, sons Billy and Chris, daughter Kim, grandsons Weston, Trenton, and Clayton, five great grandchildren, countless nephews, nieces, and cousins, and his faithful dog Bronson. Grave side services were held Saturday, June 6, at Absarokee Cemetery, with a celebration following at Legends.
“He was a man. Take him for all in all. I shall not look upon like again.” William Shakespeare