Obituaries from February 2011
Ralph E. Martin
Ralph E. Martin was born in Kenna, New Mexico, on June 28, 1931. His family moved to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in 1941, where he attended Eureka Springs High School until his graduation in 1947. Upon graduation, Ralph joined the Army and served two and a half years in Japan during the Korean War. ...
Mary Esther Olsen
Mary Esther Olsen, 82, of Eureka Springs, died Friday, February 18. She was born June 25, 1928 in Yorktown, Texas, to Joseph Janyssek and Susanna Kolodzeij Janyssek. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Alphonse Janyssek, and sister Eleanor Hargis...
Jerry George, a resident of Holiday Island, was born April 7, 1933 in Greencastle, Mo., a son of Carlos and Mildred (McFarland) George. He passed away at Brighton Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Eureka Springs on Monday, Feb. 14, at the age of 77...
Kenneth Mark Safarik, 1952 - Feb. 11, 2011
Ken was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island. In the '70s he served in the Navy, married, and had children. His vocation as a talented electrician earned him the position as Chief Engineer on a 107-foot private yacht in the Caribbean, on which he circumnavigated the globe...
Hilda Syrenia Jackson Putman
Hilda Syrenia Jackson Putman was born January 4, 1939 in Hughes Springs, Texas in Hopewell Community. She passed away in Fayetteville, Feb. 11, after a lengthy illness. Hilda was founder of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge near Eureka Springs. She dedicated her time since 1992 to saving abused and abandoned big cats and a variety of large carnivores. Her dedication furthered the cause and knowledge of the need to help endangered species, including the perils of exotic animal ownership...
Lyla Izella Knox Smith
Lyla Izella Knox Smith, of Berryville, daughter of Ada Olive (Archer) and Peter Dull, was born in Clifton, Kansas, January 8, 1918, and died Wednesday, Feb. 9, in Berryville, at 93. Lyla married Frank Knox in the summer of 1934 in Clifton, Kansas. She was a homemaker, farmer's wife and worked as a clerk in Clay Center, Kansas. ...
Addison Bohannan, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born March 5, 1939 at the Rock House Community to Lawson E. and Sally Ann (Buttery) Bohannan. He died Feb. 4 in Eureka Springs at the age of 71. Mr. Bohannan was a lifelong resident of Eureka Springs. A hunter and fisherman, he was well-known with many friends in the community...
William S. "Bill" Williams
William S. "Bill" Williams, 91, a resident of Brighton Ridge in Eureka Springs passed away on February 8. He was born March 27, 1919 in Denver, Colo., to John Montague and Phoebe Speer Williams. There were two brothers, Alfred and Clifford "Buster" Williams...
Barbara Lee Byrd
Barbara Lee Byrd, a resident of Holiday Island, was born January 2, 1954 in Brazoria, Texas, a daughter of Barry Clinton Sr. and Wanda Rea (Mitchell) Byrd. She departed this life Sunday, February 6, in her home in Holiday Island, at the age of 57. Barbara was a member of the Club of the Ozarks and worked as a counselor...
Colleen E. Inman
Colleen E. Inman, a resident of Holiday Island, was born September 28, 1942 in Austin, Minn., a daughter of Harold and Irene (Block) Goslee. She departed this life Saturday, February 5, 2011 in Eureka Springs, at the age of 68. Colleen was a homemaker...
Diane Biegel, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born December 19, 1945 in Jersey City, New Jersey, a daughter of Richard and Marie (Poshs) Biegel. She departed this life Saturday, January 29, in Eureka Springs at the age of 65. Diane was affiliated with several different National Dog and Rescue Associations. She moved to Eureka Springs in 1991 and has lived there since...
Mary Jane Huff
Mary Jane Huff, a resident of Eureka Springs, AR, was born January 24, 1921 in Sioux City, IA, a daughter of Russell and Eva Dodds. She departed this life Thursday, January 27, 2011 in Eureka Springs, at the age of 90. Mary was a very devout Catholic. She loved to read, shop, and play bridge, and she was a movie buff. She was also an antique dealer for many years...
Sue Faulkner, a resident of Holiday Island, was born March 12, 1947 in Forum, Ark., a daughter of Everette Dalton and Mary (Hubbard) Jones. She departed this life Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Holiday Island at the age of 63. Sue enjoyed many different clubs and activities, such as the Holiday Island Garden Club, Holiday Island Walkers, Kayak Club, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, several different Bridge Clubs, as well as a member of the Red Hat Society and the Voss Walkers...
Thomas Hoffman "Uncle Tom"
Thomas Hoffman "Uncle Tom," a resident of Holiday Island, was born December 23, 1949 at St Louis, Mo., and departed this life Saturday, January 22 in Fayetteville. Mr. Hoffman was a retired professional baker who worked several years for the local radio station before moving to Holiday Island...