Michael J. Arnold


Michael J. Arnold was born on Jan. 15, 1953, and raised in southern California. The first 33 years of his life were spent in that area growing up, going through high school and attending trade schools to better his career in the construction industry. Michael was married to M’Liss Kinkade.
In 1986, Michael moved from southern California to Pagosa Springs. While living in Pagosa Springs, Michael was involved in various construction jobs and most recently in building maintenance. Michael passed away in his home on Dec. 21.
Michael is survived by his father, Myrel Arnold, and his mother, Betty June Leewitt, of Henderson, Nev.; his wife, M’Liss Arnold; his son, M’Kai Arnold; daughter Mea LaCroix (Josh); as well as grandchildren Reilly and Josh Jr., sisters Dena Sudden, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Joanne Banks, of Grover Beach, Calif.; brothers Brian Leewitt, Kevin Leewitt and Darin Leewitt. In addition, he is also survived by three aunts, Shirley, Peggy and Linda, of Las Vegas, Nev.; many nieces and nephews; and his closest friend, Tim Horning.