Obituaries from December 2011
Donnie Raye Weems, Nov. 9, 1941 -- Dec. 24, 2011
Donnie Raye Weems, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Nov. 9, 1941, in Berryville, Ark., to George McKinley and Lola Pearl (Wolfinbarger) Weems. He departed this life on Christmas Eve in Fayetteville at the age of 70. Donnie was a retired Senior Chief with the United States Navy. He spent the last ten years of his career with the Naval Investigative Service in Washington DC...
Patt Carmichael, Dec. 19, 1941 -- Dec. 21, 2011
Patt Carmichael, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Dec. 19, 1941 in Bartlesville, Okla., a daughter of Charles and Beatrice (Miller) Peterson. She departed this life , Dec. 21, 2011 in her home in Eureka Springs, at the age of 70. Patt was an artist who loved to paint...
Bob, Dec. 13, 2011
To those of us who know cats, Bob didn't seem like any we'd ever met. He was fearless, always friendly and happy. He liked to come along with the dogs on walks and would play vigorously with his beagle friend, Harry. He was the best! In 2000, Bob showed up at Tina Cone's vet office. ...
Taree Taylor, March 10, 1949 -- Dec. 15, 2011
Taree Taylor passed away Dec. 15 surrounded by her beloved dogs, Jack and Grace, and her son nearby. She was born Theresa Leigh Taylor in Santa Monica, Calif. Her youth was spent living and going to school in New Mexico, Texas, Idaho, Washington, Montana, South Dakota, and finally, back to Southern California in 1964...
Marvyda Wild "Skip" Sackett, April 7, 1929 -- Dec. 7, 2011
Marvyda Wild "Skip" Sackett, 82, died peacefully at her home In Fontana, Wisc., on December 7. Skip passed surrounded by family and friends, looking at her beloved Lake Geneva. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross Sackett, and son, David Sackett. Skip lived in Eureka Springs from 1978-84, and was a member of the Eureka Springs School Board. She and her husband restored a dozen homes here, and she was instrumental in the founding of the Friends of the Library...
Charles "Chuck" Benson, Aug. 9, 1919 -- Nov. 29, 2011
Charles "Chuck" Benson, 92, of Holiday Island, Ark., passed away peacefully on November 29 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. Chuck was born August 9, 1919 in Toledo, Iowa, one of three children born to Earnest and Bessie Benson. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1941 and in the same year joined the war effort...
Christina C. Kurczek, Dec. 2, 1945 -- Dec. 4, 2011
Christina C. Kurczek, a resident of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was born Dec. 2, 1945 in Chicago, Ill. She departed this life Sunday, December 4, at the age of 66. She was the daughter of Ted W. Czajaka and Stella Biess. Survivors include her two sons, Jason and wife, Angela, Kurczek of Eureka Springs; Jessie Kurczek of Berryville; one daughter, Jennifer Sargent of Berryville; one brother, Guy Czajaka; two sisters; two grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends...
Mary Ann Quigley Young, April 24, 1932 -- Oct. 27, 2011
Mary Ann Quigley Young moved to her new address on Golden Street, in Heaven on October 27, 2011 at the age of 79, surrounded by her loved ones. Mary was born in Eureka Springs on April 24, 1932, to Albert (Bud) and Elise Fiorvante Quigley, the fourth of five children. She is survived by five children, fifteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, one brother and one sister who still reside in Arkansas...
Karen Lea Fosse, Aug. 10, 1950 -- Nov. 28, 2011
Karen Lea Fosse, 61, of Washburn, Mo., passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Nov. 28. She was born in Houston, Texas, August 10, 1950, to Edward Corson and Mary Elizabeth (Strasding) Corson. She graduated from high school in Houston, and received a Bachelor of Science Degree at Missouri Southern in Joplin...
Robert A. 'Bob' Hill
Robert A. Hill of Holiday Island died on December 3, 2011. He was a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Robert served in the Air Force Drum Corp during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Eureka Springs, AR. His love for music was evident in his Air Force Drum Corp, his cantering at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, his participation in the Holiday Island Community Church choir and Barbershop music. Robert played drums in various Baton Rouge area dance bands...