In loving memory of Viola Arola: 1928-2022


Viola M. Arola left us for heaven on Aug. 18, 2022. She was born on July 21, 1928, to Hilda and Eugene O’Keefe in Hockinson.

After graduating from high school, she worked as a secretary for St. Joseph’s hospital and the U.S. Corp of Engineers in Vancouver. She married William Arola on April 22, 1950. They moved to a small farm near Dollars Corner where she lived until a fall in May. Vi enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading, gardening, and socializing with family and friends. She had a very devout prayer life and was very active throughout her life at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Vi is survived by her children Sam Arola, Bill Arola, Kitty Wiliams, Peggy Horne and Mike Arola, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, beginning with the rosary at 10:30 a.m. and a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Battle Ground.

In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation to Catholic Daughters, Court St. John #2105 c/o St. John's Catholic Church, 8701 NE 119th St., Vancouver, Washington, 98662.