Lillian Rose Woods Arnold

Lillian Rose Woods Arnold passed away from respiratory failure at the age of 37 in Columbia, MO on Sunday, August 15 2021 surrounded by members of her loving family.

Lillian was born in Dallas, Texas December 27, 1983 to Shannon Rose (Woods) and CPL. USMC (Ret.) John Musgrave.  Recognized as a Duke Scholar in middle school in Dallas, she moved with her mother and sister to Baldwin City, KS at the age of 14, where she attended Baldwin High School, and, later, Baker University with an interest in Art and Art History.  After high school, Lillian completed nurse aide training and worked as a CNA at Baldwin Care Center before joining the United States Navy in October 2002, completing boot camp at Great Lakes Recruit Training Command as a member of the Great Lakes Navy Flag Team.  After training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX, she later served as Master At Arms (Navy Law Enforcement) at Camp Kadena in Okinawa, Japan.

Lillian is survived by her parents of Baldwin City, KS, beloved grandparents Lt. Col USA (Ret.) Andrew D. Woods, Jr. and Patricia Rose (Hansen) Woods of Baldwin City, her siblings Madeline Roger of Lawrence, KS, Daniel Musgrave (Stephanie) of Miami, FL, Rye Musgrave of Lawrence, Prabha Gosler (Grant) of Texas, and Bhama Roget of Washington, Uncle Col. USA (Ret.) Jeffrey Woods (Aunt Melenie) of MD, Uncle Kenneth Musgrave of  MO, niece Elsie Rose Ward of Lawrence, cousins Jason and Sean Woods of MD, Kendra Musgrave of MO, and Robert Musgrave of MO.

She was predeceased by her great-grandmothers Elsie (Loshbaugh) Hansen and Elizabeth (Bullard) Dendy, great-grandfather Andrew D. Woods, Sr., Great-Aunt Barbara Duncan, Great-Uncles Michael Hansen and Harrell Moore, grandparents Wilda and Robert Musgrave, Aunt Barbara Musgrave, Fiancé Jamie Purl, and her beloved cat Oculis and pet rat Yolandi.

An unparalleled free spirit, Lillian was also an artist, poet, writer, singer, voracious reader, traveler, seeker of knowledge, militant animal lover, and die-hard Texan.  She was funny, quick-witted, selfless, generous to a fault, always ready to help, brilliant, restless, curious, and very much beloved by friends and family.  Lillian Rose was, indeed, her own person.  She was our sunshine from her first breath.

Lillian will reside at Leavenworth National Cemetery where she was buried with military honors.

Deep gratitude to Alouette, Mayer, MSW, LMSW, Truman VA of Columbia, MO, and to Linda Q., RN, and Christine White, DO of University Hospital ICU in Columbia, MO.  We will never forget your kindness and expertise.

Memorials may go to the Lawrence Humane Society, Lawrence, Kansas, where so many beautiful animals await their forever families.

Fair Winds and Following Seas, Sweet Lillian

 

Messages & Condolences

From Blake...

Lillian,
I will always remember you, you are amazing and unique and heaven has a beautiful soul. I am grateful to have known you and will miss you till the end of time. I love you, your friend forever

From Richard Moore...

You left to soon. I wish I could of been there to say goodbye… My world is less bright now. I will never forget what little but precious time we got to spend together. Love always, Dick…

From Genevieve...

This world was never meant for one
As beautiful as you

From Pat Reneman...

“No day shall erase you from the memory of time.” Virgil
Much love from Patty and Clyde

From Brian J Daldorph...

Love and peace to you, John and Shannon. Thank you for all you have given us.

From David Hann...

Thanks for sharing information about Lillian. Your many friends share your sorrow.

From Heather Young...

To my sweet John and Shannon, what a treasure you shared with all of us when you brought Lillian Rose into the world. You loved her with all your heart and that’s saying a lot as someone who knows just a bit of the depth of that love. My heart goes with you always.

From Diane Nicholson...

My heart grieves with you all. May God comfort you.

From Catherine...

Fly joyfully for ever more, Lillian. Looking forward to seeing you on the other side. – Catherine G.

From Michell Duncan...

Prayers for your family. May God surround you with love and give you strength.

From J duncan...

This loss of a loved one is a birth in Heaven. Peace…..

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