Bruce Arnold

Obituaries in Ballinger, TX | Runnels County Register
Obituaries in Ballinger, TX | Runnels County Register

Bruce Arnold

Ballinger - Bruce Harmon Arnold, 66, of Ballinger, Texas passed on November 10, 2021, at his Ballinger home. Born on Sunday, August 7, 1955, to Robert William and Barbara Jeanne (Hoyt) Arnold while stationed at Camp Carson, CO, they soon returned to their native Walworth Co, WI, where Bruce grew to early manhood in Elkhorn He later attended UW- Madison, graduated with a degree in geology and thereafter headed to Texas to form Badger Logging with some fellow geologists, working in the oil fields. He met and fell in love with Clydie Woods. They were married in Austin, TX April 28, 1984, and Bruce's grandfather Lyman K. Arnold officiated. When work in the oil fields dried up, Clydie's father encouraged Bruce to take the selective service exam and join the USPS. For over 25 years, Bruce was an often-seen figure, delivering the mail in Ballinger. Clydie passed on December 20, 2012, shortly before Bruce retired to pursue his hobbies of lapidary, rock collecting, and hunting for Native artifacts. A life-long Grateful Dead fan, retirement allowed him to travel to many concerts, and it was at one of these shows in 2016 that he was reunited with Crystal Crosby, fellow Elkhorn alumni and longtime friend, and he convinced her to move with him to Ballinger. They were married in view of the Native American pictographs at Paint Rock, TX on December 21, 2018, the peak of the Winter Solstice. They had many adventures that they often captured and shared through their mutual geeky love of photography, archaeology, history, rock collecting, and nature. Always the best of friends, she was with him in his final moments.

Bruce is survived by his wife Crystal Crosby; parents Robert and Barbara Arnold of Elkhorn, WI; brother John Arnold of Sandia Park, NM; sister Lynn (Michael) McTrusty of Burlington, WI; nephew Matthew (Alexa) McTrusty of Burlington, WI; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as Crystal's mother Peggy Huey of FL, her three Crosby brothers Doug (WI), David (WI), William (AR), sister, Jennifer Preuss (WI), their spouses and children, & Crystal's daughter Dagny Holt of Delavan, WI.

A short visitation will be held on December 3rd, between 9 and 10:30 AM at Lange Funeral Home in Ballinger, Texas. Afterward, Bruce will make his final journey to Brownwood to be laid to rest beside Clydie, ho deemed Bruce to be the love of her life.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals on Wheels in Bruce's honor.

Guests may register online at www.ballingerfuneralhome.com

Posted online on November 29, 2021

Published in Runnels County Register

Obituaries in Ballinger, TX | Runnels County Register
Obituaries in Ballinger, TX | Runnels County Register

Bruce Arnold

Bruce Arnold

Ballinger - Bruce Harmon Arnold, 66, of Ballinger, Texas passed on November 10, 2021, at his Ballinger home. Born on Sunday, August 7, 1955, to Robert William and Barbara Jeanne (Hoyt) Arnold while stationed at Camp Carson, CO, they soon returned to their native Walworth Co, WI, where Bruce grew to early manhood in Elkhorn He later attended UW- Madison, graduated with a degree in geology and thereafter headed to Texas to form Badger Logging with some fellow geologists, working in the oil fields. He met and fell in love with Clydie Woods. They were married in Austin, TX April 28, 1984, and Bruce's grandfather Lyman K. Arnold officiated. When work in the oil fields dried up, Clydie's father encouraged Bruce to take the selective service exam and join the USPS. For over 25 years, Bruce was an often-seen figure, delivering the mail in Ballinger. Clydie passed on December 20, 2012, shortly before Bruce retired to pursue his hobbies of lapidary, rock collecting, and hunting for Native artifacts. A life-long Grateful Dead fan, retirement allowed him to travel to many concerts, and it was at one of these shows in 2016 that he was reunited with Crystal Crosby, fellow Elkhorn alumni and longtime friend, and he convinced her to move with him to Ballinger. They were married in view of the Native American pictographs at Paint Rock, TX on December 21, 2018, the peak of the Winter Solstice. They had many adventures that they often captured and shared through their mutual geeky love of photography, archaeology, history, rock collecting, and nature. Always the best of friends, she was with him in his final moments.

Bruce is survived by his wife Crystal Crosby; parents Robert and Barbara Arnold of Elkhorn, WI; brother John Arnold of Sandia Park, NM; sister Lynn (Michael) McTrusty of Burlington, WI; nephew Matthew (Alexa) McTrusty of Burlington, WI; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as Crystal's mother Peggy Huey of FL, her three Crosby brothers Doug (WI), David (WI), William (AR), sister, Jennifer Preuss (WI), their spouses and children, & Crystal's daughter Dagny Holt of Delavan, WI.

A short visitation will be held on December 3rd, between 9 and 10:30 AM at Lange Funeral Home in Ballinger, Texas. Afterward, Bruce will make his final journey to Brownwood to be laid to rest beside Clydie, ho deemed Bruce to be the love of her life.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals on Wheels in Bruce's honor.

Guests may register online at www.ballingerfuneralhome.com

Posted online on November 29, 2021

Published in Runnels County Register