Obituaries from June 2008
Transitions ~ Alexandra Magdelina Vicari, Sept. 28, 1924 -- June 21, 2008
Alexandra Magdelina Vicari. a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Sept. 28, 1924 in Elizabeth, N.J., a daughter of Carl and Louise Pierokowski. She died on Saturday, June 21 in Eureka Springs at the age of 83. She is survived by two daughters; Ana and husband Michael Schwade of Eureka Springs and Jean and husband William Hetman of New Lebanon, N.Y.; two sons; Thomas Vicari and wife Diane of Pennsylvania and Steven Vicari and wife Lisa of New Jersey; and five grandchildren.. ...
Transitions ~ Lawrence David "Larry" Smithhisler, Jr., May 14, 1958 -- May 26, 2008
Lawrence D. "Larry" Smithhisler, Jr. was born on May 14, 1958 to Lawrence and Normalea Smithhisler. He was the youngest of five children raised on a farm near Danville, Kan. Smithhisler married Pam Hunt on April 15, 1978 and had three children, Kelsey, Jessica and David. The family lived on the Smithhisler farm for about 13 years before separating and moving to Harper, Kan...
Transition ~ Reagan Cole, June 6, 2008
Reagan Cole, a former resident of Eureka Springs, died unexpectedly, in Brooklyn, N.Y. on June 6 while he and his wife Lynn were visiting their daughter. Cole was a folk musician known for his acerbic wit. He was once detained in the Mountain View jail for picking up pop bottles on the courthouse lawn during the city's annual Folk Festival. He asked for his guitar and raised bail money by singing about his plight to festival goers touring the old jail...
Transition ~ John Clark Parkhust, Jr., Nov. 10, 1920 -- June 15, 2008
John Clark Parkhust, Jr. a resident of Holiday Island, was born Nov. 10, 1920 in Tucson, Ariz., a son of John Clark Sr. and Edna (Clark) Parkhurst. He died on Sunday, June 15 in Eureka Springs at the age of 87. Parkhurst was an X-ray technician and a member of the CIA. He was also a member of St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church in Springdale...
Transition ~ Jeanie S. Guthrie, July 11, 1933 -- April 17, 2008
Jeanie S. Guthrie, a resident of Holiday Island, was born July 11, 1933, a daughter of Elisha and Dora (Norton) Shelton. She departed this life Thursday, April 17 at Fayetteville at the age of 74. On Nov.2, 1974, Jeanie married Stephen Guthrie who survives her of the home. ...
Transition ~ Windsor Hunt Smith, June 15, 1953 -- June 6, 2008
Windsor Hunt Smith, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born June 15, 1953 in Tulsa, Okla., a son of Russell Hunt Smith and Gloria (Warren) Smith. He died on June 6 in Eureka Springs at the age of 54. Smith was a master woodworker and cabinet maker. He was also the co-owner, along with his wife, of Storage Solutions...
Transition ~ Bill "Pete" Peterson, Oct. 7, 1923 -- June 9, 2008
Bill "Pete" Peterson, a resident of Holiday Island, was born Oct. 7, 1923 in Rockford, Ill., a son of Arthur William and Alma Peterson. He died on Monday, June 9 in Eureka Springs at the age of 84. Peterson was a veteran, having served in the United States Air Force during WWII, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He later retired from the Air Force. He was a member of the Holiday Island Community Church and the Coffee Pot Club in Eureka Springs...
Transition ~ Guneter Cenek, April 12, 1920 -- May 30, 2008
Guneter Cenek a resident of Eureka Springs, was born April 12, 1920 in Berlin, Germany, a son of Emil and Frida (Sanders) Cenek. He died on Friday, May 30 in Bentonville at the age of 88. Guneter's first trip to the United States was during WWII when he arrived as a German prisoner of war in New Jersey. He always stated if he hadn't been sent there he would never have survived. He was left for dead at The Battle of Mount Casino, Italy...
Transition ~ Thomas "T-Bone" Bohannan, Aug. 8, 1947 -- June 2, 2008
Thomas "T-Bone" Bohannan, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Aug. 8, 1947, a son of Almo Rae and Frankie Lou (Tabor) Bohannan. He died on Monday, June 2 at Eureka Springs, at the age of 60. Bohannan was a tow truck driver for Al's Frame and Front End in Golden, Mo. and was a huge NASCAR fan...
Transition ~ Immanuel Hans "I.H." Brandt, Nov. 9, 1923 -- June 4, 2008
Immanuel Hans "I.H." Brandt, 84, of Eureka Springs, died Wednesday, June 4 at the Eureka Springs Hospital. He was born Nov. 9, 1923 in Ruskin, Neb. to Hans Henry (H.H.) Brandt and Martha Christina (Christensen) Brandt. He was a WWII veteran and retired from the military to join his brother, Bernie Brandt, in his roofing company. Later in his retirement years, he owned and operated an upholstery shop on Main Street in Eureka Springs...
Transition ~ Leola M. Jester Orr, Aug. 14, 1923 -- May 14, 2008
Leola Orr was born Aug. 14, 1923 in Denim Spring, La. A loving wife and mother, she died on May 14 in Eureka Springs. She was preceded in death by her late husband Pat Jester, five brothers and one sister. She is survived by her husband Lindon (Tom) Orr, son (Sonny) and his wife Jayne, daughter Patricia (Patsy) and her husband Ken Palmour, one sister and one brother of Louisiana, six grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends...
Transition ~ Rex Gentry, Jan. 15, 1929 -- May 24, 2008
Rex Gentry, a resident of Berryville, was born Jan. 15, 1929 in Berryville, a son of Raymond and Aboline (Bandy) Gentry. He died on Saturday, May 24, in Berryville at the age of 79. Gentry graduated from Eureka Springs High School and Oklahoma Christian Jr. ...