Barbara Arnold, a long-time resident of La Cañada/Flintridge, passed away on March 10 following a brief illness. She was born in Los Angeles to Bernice Gilbert Kiggens and Earl Jennings Kiggens and was the eldest of three daughters. When Barbara was eleven years old the family moved to Glendale where she graduated from Glendale High School in 1946. She had maintained nearly perfect grades.
Barbara was a member of Pi Beta Phi at the University of Southern California, obtaining her Master's Degree in Marketing. While in the post graduate program she met and fell in love with Robert C. Wilmsen. He graduated from the USC Law School and took a position with Latham and Watkins, Attorneys at Law in Los Angeles. They were married and built their first home in La Cañada where they celebrated the births of their children, Teri Jo and Mark. A few years later the family together designed their "dream" home on Woodleigh Lane. The completion of this second home was done during the illness which took Mr. Wilmsen's life.