Blondeanna “Deanna” Marie Arnold, 52 passed away on May 15, 2023 surrounded by loved ones after a strong, courageous fight with cancer.
Deanna was born December 15, 1970 in Des Moines, IA. She was a devoted, loving mother to her four children and a proud grandmother to her six grandchildren and looking forward to her seventh grandchild in August. Deanna leaves behind many friends and family who will miss her more than words can say. Her family was her biggest pride and joy.
Deanna is survived by her children: Bradley (Chelsey) Arnold of Ankeny, IA; Dylan (Megan) Arnold of Des Moines, IA; Aubreanna (Corey) Arnold of Des Moines, IA and Courtenee Arnold of Des Moines, IA. Mother Shelia Daggett of Des Moines, IA. Loving father to her children, Curt Arnold of Hartford, IA and fiancé, Eric Rivers of Des Moines, IA. Many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will miss her dearly.
Deanna is proceeded in death by her father Thomas Daggett; brother, Tommy Daggett and Grandmother Irene Putney.
A visitation will be held Monday May 22, 2023 from 5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. with a Celebration of Life to begin at 7: 00p.m at Brooks Funeral Care at 2135 SW 9th Street in Des Moines.
Deanna was an avid animal lover and memorials may be donated in her honor to The Animal Rescue League of Des Moines.
“Perhaps my time seemed all too brief. Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me. God wanted me now, He set me free.”