2013 Deceased Member — Eugene Allen Arnold
In Memory of Eugene Allen Arnold
Eugene “Allen” Arnold died October 10, 2013 in Santa Rosa, California.
Allen was born in Renton, Washington in 1923. In 1941, he was valedictorian of his class at Renton High School and was awarded a scholarship to Harvard. Allen was at Harvard in 1943 when he joined the United States Navy. In 1944, he was ordered to Columbia University for training and four months. He was later assigned to the USS Cummings DD365 in Saipan. Allen served in the Navy until 1946 when he returned to Renton on reserve status.
Allen began his actuarial studies in 1947. His paper, “Expansion to Matters of Valuation” won the Triennial Prize of the Society of Actuaries. He was chairman of the Society of Actuaries Committee on Pensions and also served as a member of the Program Committee and the Fields of Activity Committee. In 1958, Allen managed the Palo Alto office of Warner Watson in Palo Alto, California. He was also an actuarial consultant to the Wyatt Company in San Francisco. He was then made manager of the San Francisco office of the Wyatt Company.
Allen retired in 1985. He spent the next twenty-five years trout fishing, backpacking with the Sierra Club, cross country skiing, raising cairn terriers and playing tournament bridge.
In 2003, Allen retired from retirement. He and his wife Katherine and four cairn terriers moved to Oakmont, a retirement community in the Sonoma Valley where, with his beloved cigars, he lived happily until his death.
He leaves his wife Katherine (Phinizy), a son, Eugene, and a daughter, Sarah.