Born Feb. 6, 1939, in Gig Harbor, Marilyn Mildred Danforth Arnold died Sept. 5, 2018, in Star Valley, Wyoming, at the age of 79. As well as being an incredibly inspiring mother to son Glenn Arnold and daughter Laurie Arnold, Marilyn lived a life of enthusiastic optimism and creativity. She worked as an aerial photographer, train attendant, dental assistant, florist and as a lifelong consummate artist. Arnold was charter member of the Peninsula Historical Society. Although Arnold resided the majority of her life in Gig Harbor, she also brought her special energy to Anchorage, Alaska; Sedona, Arizona; Ocala, Florida, and eventually Star Valley. She was led to a life of adventure and lived every day by her signature saying, “Don’t let anything ever be ordinary!” A private memorial service will be held for family and close friends.