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Barbara Hiken

February 26th, 2010

Former Milwaukeean Barbara Hiken (nee Bushell) died Jan. 17 of lung cancer. She was 82.

Born in New York, she graduated in 1944 from the High School of Music and Art. In 1948, she moved to Milwaukee and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She spent more than 30 years in Milwaukee before moving to California in 1978. She worked in retail clothing sales for more than 30 years, first at Hixon’s in Milwaukee and later as a manager of Jaeger, a women’s clothing store in California.

Barbara is survived by daughters Cathy (Raiko) Hartman of Los Angeles, Margie Hiken of San Diego and Patti (James) Gutglass of Milwaukee; and four grandchildren.

Private services were held in San Diego, Calif.

The family would appreciate memorial donations to Susan G. Komen Foundation, Attn: Gift Management Services, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244.