Timothy "Tim" Brent Arnold

September 4, 1954 ~ December 29, 2021 (age 67)


Timothy Brent Arnold, 67, of Boise and Marsing, Idaho, passed away on December 29, 2021, in Meridian, Idaho from a tragic car accident. Tim was born in Rexburg, Idaho to Brent and Arlene Arnold on September 4, 1954. He was their third child out of four, with an older brother and sister and one younger sister.

Tim grew up in Rexburg, Idaho, on a dairy farm milking cows and helping run the farm alongside his siblings. Tim attended Madison High School and graduated in 1972 and attended Ricks College for one semester. In 1977, he married Virginia Lutz on January 7. They were married for 36 years and out of that union came three daughters and two sons. Being a hard worker, within their first year of marriage, they owned their first home with Tim working full-time and doing some sweat equity on the home.

His oldest daughter, Lauralee was born in October 1977, with his daughter Lexie born in June 1979 in Rexburg, Idaho. Days after the birth of his second daughter, they sold their first home and Tim packed up the family and headed east to Traverse City, Michigan, to pursue owning a Diet Center franchise. His third daughter, Lindy was born in March 1982, in Traverse City, Michigan. During this time for six years, Tim signed up to be a stay-at-home dad with his three young daughters.

In 1986, after selling the Diet Centers, Tim bought his first radiator shop. In April 1988, his first living son Brent was born. In May 1990, his second son Brady was born. He owned this shop for eight years before selling it and moving his family to Boise, Idaho, to start a bottled water company. Eventually, Tim bought another radiator shop, Radiator King which he has owned since 2001.

In 2015, Tim met the love of his life, Marilyn. They were perfect for each other and together they enjoyed life to the fullest until his passing.

Tim is survived by his children Lauralee (Chris) Hartzog, Lexie (Ben) Warner, Lindy (Bryce) Ellsworth, Brent (Kim) Arnold, and Brady (Joel) Arnold -Diaz, Bethany Bentley, and 12 grandchildren; Avery, Ella, Tucker, Kyra, Ruby, Miles, Riggin, Gage, Ryder, Dax, Oakley, and Owen. Brother Steve (Sharon) and Sister Penny (Walt). 

He is preceded in death by his son Timothy Levi Arnold (1985) and his parents Brent and Arlene Arnold and his sister Robin.

A public viewing is scheduled for this Friday, January 7, 2022, from 6-8pm at Relyea Funeral Chapel. 

Funeral services are scheduled for this Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 10:30am at the LDS Chapel located at 701 S. Curtis Road, Boise, Idaho. Following the services, the family will proceed to the cemetery for a private burial service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Caldwell, Idaho.

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Recording of Service


January 7, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Relyea Funeral Chapel
318 North Latah St
Boise, ID 83706

January 8, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Curtis Chapel - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
701 S. Curtis
Boise, ID 83705

January 8, 2022

10:30 AM
Curtis Chapel - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
701 S. Curtis
Boise, ID 83705

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Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
15862 S. Indiana Avenue
Caldwell, ID 83607

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