ARNETT-Isabel Price Arnett, loving wife of Warren Jefferson "Jeff" Arnett, passed away peacefully in her Pasadena home January 27, 2009. Born on June 22, 1925 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she moved with her family to South Pasadena in 1940, graduating from South Pasadena High School with her future husband in 1943. Isabel attended Pomona College, later transferring to and graduating from UCLA, where she met life-long friends. Isabel and J eff married in 1947 and started their family in Pasadena, which eventually grew to include their four children, Jay, Leslie, Susie, and Christy. A devoted wife, mother, and community volunteer, Isabel was a member of the Junior League of Pasadena, and the Pasadena Guild of Childrens Hospital and Luminaires of the Doheny Eye Institute, serving as president of both. As a 12 year member of the board of directors of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Isabel worked tirelessly for the benefit of critically ill and i njured children and helped to establish the Child Development Center which provides child-care for CHLA employees. Isabel was a long-time docent at the Huntington Library and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Isabel is predeceased by her parents, Helen Bishoff Price and George Thomas Price, Jr. She is survived by her husband, Warren Jefferson Arnett, and children Warren "Jay" Arnett, Jr. (Carol), Leslie Nafie (Robert), Susan Hyde, and Christine Marquez (Victor). She is also survived by her adoring grand children, Jefferson Eric Jallo (Diana), Sarah Olivia Jallo, Warren J. Arnett III, Price Cleator Arnett, Trevor Patterson Hyde, and Lindsey Christine Hyde, and a large extended family. In addition to her husband and children, Isabel is survived by her brother, George Thomas Price III (Lee) of Henderson, NV, and his family, and brother-in-law, Mahlon E. Arnett, Jr. (Roberta) of Hutto, TX and family. The family is most grateful for the loving care provided by Carmen, Lupe, Elena, and Priscilla. Donations ma y be made in honor of Isabel Arnett to Pasadena Guild of Childrens Hospital, 4650 Sunset Blvd. #29, Los Angeles, 90027, or Huntington Memorial Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be held February 11th, 1:00 - 3:00 pm at Annandale Golf Club.
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Published in Pasadena Star-News on Feb. 4, 2009