Lorna Korntved Arnold. "Just the gist" Born Lorna Mae Korntved on June 10, 1925, at her grandmother's home at #1 Spring St. in Salinas. Her childhood was spent on a farm in Reliz Canyon where her father built a 1-room Schoolhouse for her and her 2 sisters, and 1 brother, to learn the 3 r's from a teacher that lived with them. In 1937, the family moved into Greenfield so that the children could attend King City High School where Lorna wrote for the school paper. Graduating in 1943, Lorna moved to Salinas where she worked at the Monterey County Recorders Office in the Old Courthouse, and sang with her sisters for the soldiers at the Rec Center. At the end of World War II, Tom Arnold returned from the Pacific Theater and began dating Lorna, marrying her on August 31, 1946, and moving to property they had on Sycamore Rd. in Alisal, where they designed and built a Ranch-Style house and painted it Barn Red. Lorna and Tom had 3 sons: Little Tom, Dave, and Pete. When their eldest son, Tom, graduated from Salinas High School in 1966 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, Lorna returned to work at Monterey County Department of Social Services to help implement the new Great Society programs. In 1990 Lorna retired and traveled with her husband Tom, visiting family around the country, and the country around their family. Tom died in 1998 and Lorna remained in their home until she passed away on Mar. 27, 2020. Lorna's husband Tom, father Henry C. Korntved, mother Susan, sister, June Deome, brother Don Korntved, and granddaughter Susan all passed on ahead of her. Lorna left behind her sons, Tom K. Arnold, his wife Sandy and their grown children Tom B. and Lindsay, in Easton, Md.; Dave and his wife Doreen in Salinas; Peter, his wife Mary and their sons, Will and Bruce in Fishkill, N.Y.; her sister, Thais Thomas in Oregon: and many nieces and nephews and so forth.
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