William Henry Arnold 1923-2011
William Henry Arnold, a generous and faithful man, died on April 7th of natural causes in Van Nuys, CA. He was 88.
Bill came from very humble beginnings. He was born in Henryetta, Oklahoma on February 12, 1923. He moved with his family to Glendale at the age of 7, where he lived for the better part of 80 years. As a small boy, he worked as a milk truck runner. He would show up at work well before sunrise, and for his efforts he would usually bring home a much needed half gallon of milk.
Willie, as his wife called him, was a faithful husband. After graduating from Glendale High School in 1941, he married Catherine Melissa Arnold. Their early years together were spent traveling around the country, eating at fine restaurants, and spending time with friends.They were happily married for 57 years, with dad rarely leaving Mom’s side. In 1999, mom passed away peacefully in their home. Dad was by her side, as usual.