Obituaries from December 2010
Alice C. Holt, Dec. 30, 1942 -- Oct. 10, 2010
Alice was born in Pocahontas, Ark., where her family farmed and fished commercially. She spent lots of time on a houseboat while they fished the nearby rivers. During her youth her family moved to Guthrie, Okla., where they bought and operated the historic Avon Hotel and Saloon. The Guthrie Library was the main attraction for Alice, as she possessed a passion for reading which lasted throughout her life...
Mary Virginia Booth Wright
Mary Virginia Booth Wright, 85, was born in Williford, Ark., August 9, 1925. She departed this life Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 in Bentonville at the Circle of Life Hospice Home. She was preceded in death by her parents Brian and Charlotte Booth, and one brother James Wilson Booth. On March 23, 1944, she was united in marriage to Arthur Floyd "Hap" Wright who also preceded her in death...
Steven S. White
Multi-talented Steven was known for his graphic design, artistic endeavors, counseling, bodywork, non-profit work, and for the past five years as the PR/Marketing/Admissions Director of Clear Spring School. Steven fell in love with Eureka Springs when his life partner of twenty-one years, DonE Allen, brought him here vacationing from their home in Austin. The couple took up residence here eight years ago, building two beautiful homes in the area...
James M. 'Dutch' Lehr
JAMES M. "DUTCH" LEHR, departed this life Sunday, to be with Our Lord December 5, 2010 in Bentonville, at the age of 94. He was a resident of Washburn, Missouri for the past year and resided in Holiday Island, Arkansas for 29 years. He was born August 11, 1916 in Hutchinson, Kansas, a son of Frank and Bertha (Stebbins) Lehr. ...
Robert "Bob" Paul Rizman
Robert "Bob" Paul Rizman, of Holiday Island, was born July 17, 1942 in Berwyn, Ill., a son of Paul and Edna (Pearl) Rizman. He passed away Friday, Nov. 19 in Holiday Island at age 68. Bob was a race and stock car driver and avid fisherman. He was very active in the Democratic Party...
James Edward Kerr
James Edward Kerr, born April 1, 1936, transitioned on November 20 to a place where he many times referred to as "a pure energy filled with unconditional love." He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Kerr and Merina Paulsen Kerr, of Sterling/Rock Falls, Ill...
Marvin Hofmann, of Holiday Island, Ark., was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Clay Center, Kan., and passed away Nov. 24, 2010 at Peachtree Village Retirement Community. He attended Kansas State University. He worked as a regional manager for Ross-Martin Co. He entered the Army in 1943 and was discharged in 1946, achieving the rank of Corporal. He served combat in the European Theater in France, Germany, Italy and Austria in the 103rd Division Artillery...