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Lisa Dawn Arnold

November 10, 1975 — August 8, 2023

Lisa Dawn Arnold, a beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter and devoted friend, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. She was 47 years old. Lisa's journey began on November 10, 1975, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, as the cherished daughter of Etta (Starr) Checotah and the late Everett Checotah.

A proud graduate of Okmulgee High School, class of 1994, Lisa's commitment to learning and personal growth was evident from an early age. A dedicated and patriotic individual, Lisa proudly served her country for 12 years in the Army National Guard, exemplifying strength and commitment in every role she undertook. Her unwavering dedication and loyalty was not only evident in her service but also as a proud citizen of the Msvkoke Nation.

From the early days of sixth grade, Lisa's heart was intertwined with that of Brian Arnold. Their friendship blossomed into a profound love story that spanned an incredible 28 years. Their enduring connection, nurtured after high school, stood as a testament to the power of love.

After her employment with EMSA, Lisa welcomed her role as a homemaker. She was passionate about creating a safe, warm and loving home for her family. Lisa's family first spirit has been instilled in her children Hunter and Emilee and also on to her granddaughter Isabela Arnold-Harjo. Family events and trips were not only a first priority to Lisa, they brought her immeasurable joy and great memories for everyone.

Lisa was a caring and devoted friend who touched many lives. She had an extraordinary ability to care for everyone she encountered. She attended every event, supported everyone's passion and stood by her loved ones unconditionally. Lisa's selflessness and caretaking nature were gifts she shared freely, making her a beacon of compassion in the lives of those fortunate to know her.

Lisa's memory is forever cherished by those who survive her; her devoted husband Brian, son Hunter, daughter Emilee, granddaughter Isabella, mother Etta, brother Daniel, sister Angela, sister Tammy (spouse Jerry), mother-in-law Delphia, best friends Alicia Young, Angela King, Alora Welch and Donna King. A plethora of caring relatives that include aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Lisa is preceded in death by her father Everett Checotah, sister Pam, sister Carolyn and father-in-law Leroy.

Lisa's visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm Friday, August 11, 2023 at Schaudt's Okmulgee Funeral Service Chapel. Lisa's funeral service to honor her amazing life will be held 10am Saturday, August 12, 2023 at Jubilee Christian Center, Okmulgee, with Pastor Dale Litsey officiating. Following the funeral service, a graveside service will take place at Salt Creek Cemetery, Wilson.

Arrangements for Lisa Dawn Arnold have been entrusted to Schaudt's Okmulgee Funeral Service & Cremation Care, 220 S. Alabama, Okmulgee, OK 74447. Those who wish to extend their condolences, share fond memories and offer words of comfort to the family, are invited to do so online at

Lisa's life was a testament to love, strength and unwavering commitment. Her memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who had the privilege of meeting and knowing her. May she rest in eternal peace. May her family find solace in the beautiful memories created with her.

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Service Schedule

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Public Viewing/Visitation

Friday, August 11, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Schaudt's Okmulgee FuneralService Chapel

220 South Alabama Avenue, Okmulgee, OK 74447

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Funeral Service

Saturday, August 12, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Wilson Salt Creek Cemetery

, Henryetta, OK 74437

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