Muriel Aikens Arnold

Published in The Washington Post Feb.14


On February 8, 2021, Muriel Aikens-Arnold , 69, of Silver
Spring, MD, passed away peacefully.

Muriel graduated from
Western High School (1969) in
Washington, DC, and attended Syracuse University prior
to receiving her B.A. degree from Howard University and
her J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University.

She had a distinguished career as a labor relations specialist with the U.S. Postal
Service; then as a criminal defense attorney and Civil Division mediator in DC Superior
Court, prior to her appointment as an Administrative Judge with the D.C. Office of
Employee Appeals.  

She is survived by her devoted husband of 33 years, William Arnold; her mother, Agatha
Aikens; siblings, Linda Aikens and L. Harold Aikens; four step-children, Denise Rowe of
Potomac, Christopher Arnold of Dallas, Cynthia Collins and Angela Anderson of
Memphis; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the National Multiple Sclerosis
Society, 1800 M St., NW # B50N, Washington, DC 20036 or online at

Private service will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 12 noon at McGuire
Funeral Home. and will be live streamed at