Roy Morse Arnn, 93, former resident of Ruth & McGill, NV, Salt Lake City, UT, and Silver City, NM joined the Lord, his wife Peggy (Charlene Bushnell) Arnn, other family and friends on December 21, 2015. Roy was born in 1922 to (William Madison and Elsie (Morse) Arnn and brother Ray in St. John, ID. The family moved to Ruth, NV in 1925 traveling across the Utah salt flats by train. Then along came sisters Vera (Winters), Darlene (Arrizubieta), and Peggy (Spinney) who all predeceased him.
Happy to have shared in his life are his brother Lue Arnn of San Antonio, TX; sister Neva Lage of Elko, NV; daughters Lynn Arnn of Las Vegas, NV and Su An (Russell) Phipps of Broken Arrow, OK; grandchildren Josh Higby, Matt Phipps, & Rachel Lancaster; great-grandchildren Aiden and Lucy; special ‘granddaughter’ Kristen Cummings of Silver City, NM; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Roy graduated from White Pine High School in 1941 and began his career with Kennecott Copper Corp working on a Liberty Pit track gang. He was a Master Sergeant with the 146th Engineer Combat Battalion in charge of a mine detector crew during D-Day on Omaha Beach where he was severely wounded. After months in recovery in England and France, he was able to return home with his unit. He and Peggy married on Dec 31, 1945.
Roy was employed by Kennecott Copper Corp as a Liberty Pit switchman, moving to Yard-master and Dispatcher before being transferred to the Purchasing Department (McGill, 1952). He was transferred (Salt Lake City, 1963) as Manager, Surplus Disposal with the New Mines Division including Purchasing Agent and Inventory Control in Canada and Alaska, and Acid Sales and Market Development. Roy retired in 1980 and he and Peg moved to Silver City, NM where they lived until 2005 when she died. He then moved to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Roy enjoyed being with family, traveling, fishing, deer and duck hunting, and camping at Bird Creek, NV. Interment will be at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery, NM.