Mildred Virginia Arnold, 85, Latin teacher

April 16, 2003

Mildred Virginia Arnold, a retired Latin teacher, died of heart failure Saturday at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Homeland resident was 85.

Born in Baltimore, Miss Arnold was raised on Springdale Avenue and graduated from Forest Park High School in 1934.

She earned a degree from Goucher College and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

She taught at city public schools, beginning her career at Lafayette Elementary School at Park Avenue and Hoffman Street. She later taught at Robert E. Lee Junior High (School 49) on Cathedral Street and at Eastern High.

In the late 1960s, Miss Arnold began teaching Latin and history at Friends School, where she retired about 15 years ago.

She was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity and the Goucher College Alumnae Association.

She enjoyed knitting and oversaw the operation of a family farm in Loudoun County, Va.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at First English Lutheran Church, Charles and 39th streets, where she was an altar guild member.

She is survived by two sisters, Doris A. Martinet of Timonium and Grace A. Nalls of Baltimore, and nieces and nephews.

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