Hilda Catherine (Riggleman) Arnaud

February 28, 1928September 25, 2020

Hilda Catherine Riggleman Arnaud, 92, a resident of Harrisonburg, died September 25, 2020 at Harrisonburg Health and Rehab Center.

A daughter of the late George Edward and Annie Elizabeth Dellinger Riggleman, she was born on February 28, 1928 in Shenandoah County, VA.

On February 17, 1945 she married John Edward Welch who preceded her in death on January 28, 1991. She later married Joseph “Joe” Thomas Arnaud who died on January 19, 2017.

Hilda spent the majority of her life in Woodstock, VA, working as a seamstress for the Aileen Company. She and her second husband traveled for five years passing through each state in the Union. She lived a short time in Florida before returning to Harrisonburg in 2016.

Hilda was a member of Muhlenberg Lutheran Church. She also attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Jerome, VA, and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Woodstock, VA. She was an avid reader, loved her flowers and gardening, enjoyed hunting and fishing, and raised pigs for a short time.

Her only survivors are numerous nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews. Several brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

A public viewing will be from 12:00 noon until 1:00 pm Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

Funeral services will begin at 1:00 pm with Pastor Lauren Eanes officiating. A graveside service will follow at 3:00 pm Saturday in St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Woodstock, VA.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Numerous, Nieces & Nephews
  • Numerous, Great-Nieces & Great-Nephews
  • John Edward Welch, 1st Husband (deceased)
  • Joseph "Joe" Thomas Arnaud, 2nd Husband (deceased)
  • Annie Elizabeth Dellinger Riggleman, Mother (deceased)
  • Edward Riggleman, Father (deceased)
  • Several, Brothers & Sisters (deceased)

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  • Public Viewing

    Saturday, October 3, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 3, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, October 3, 2020


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Stephanie Hudy

October 3, 2020

My condolences to Hilda's family from one of her church friends and "neighbors". Hilda was so faithful going to church each Sunday and always wanted to drive herself. She and Joe (then just Hilda) would sit in the same place near the front every week. Always had a big smile for a little person. If she wasn't there, I knew something was wrong. She loved to go to the church dinners and socialize.
When I would visit at her home, she always talked about her nieces and nephews and how good they were to her. God Bless you all.
from, Stephanie Hudy


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