Joann Harmon Arnold, 74 – Heart Failure, Seven Seas Voyager Passenger, January 20, 2015, Time of Death is unknown.
On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, Joann Harmon Arnold, 74, from St. Louis, Missouri, was sailing aboard Regent Seven Seas Voyager near Thailand, when she had a heart attack and passed away. Arnold was on a month-long cruise to Asia at the time of her death.
JoAnn Harmon Arnold joined Emerson was a temporary secretary in 1966 and worked her way up to become the company’s first female executive in 1980.
She was in charge of handing out millions of dollars a year in charitable contributions.
In addition to her corporate job, Mrs. Arnold served on the St. Louis Zoo’s governing board since March 2003 and was its first female chair, according to the zoo.
On Jan. 11, Mrs. Arnold and her husband, Fred E. Arnold, left St. Louis for what was to be a month long trip to Asia.
On Tuesday (Jan. 20, 2015), while aboard the Voyager on the island of Ko Samui off the coast of Thailand, she suffered a heart attack and died, Emerson and her family said.