Howard Benjamin Walden
Howard Benjamin Walden, 85, of Rogers, Ark., died July 20, 2005, at Concordia Care Center in Bella Vista, Ark. He was born Nov. 16, 1919, in Bush, Ark., to Dan Walden and Winnie Roller Walden.
He married Ruby Jewell Bird in 1939 on Petit Jean Mountain near Morrilton, Ark. The couple moved to the area in August 1947 from Bush, Ark. He was a retired farmer. He had also worked as a justice of the peace, a grocer and a milk man. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a member of the Bland Chapel, Pea Ridge Masonic Lodge No. 119 and a bowling league. As a young man, he was a boxer. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, flying and building model airplanes.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Ruby Walden, in 2003; a brother, Kenneth Walden; and a sister, June Creech.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Danny Walden and Judy Walden of LaRue, Ark.; a brother and sister-in-law, Harold Walden and Libby Walden of Bentonville, Ark.; a sister, Norma Graham of Lowell, Ark.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held July 23 at the Callison-Lough Chapel.
Burial was at the Martin Cemetery in LaRue, Ark.
Memorials may be made to the Pea Ridge Masonic Lodge No. 119, P.O. Box 119, Avoca, AR 72711.
Paul Miller Young
Paul Miller Young, 89, of Bella Vista, Ark., died July 15, 2005, at Concordia Care Center in Bella Vista. He was born Sept. 6, 1915, in Eureka Springs, Ark., to George Young and Harriet "Tutt" Young.
He grew up in Enid, Okla. A lifelong athlete, he played minor league baseball in the Four States area and also excelled in basketball and golf. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He and his family lived in Campbell, Calif., for many years, then returned to Cassville, Mo., where he and his wife operated Paul's Cafe. In 1980, they retired to Bella Vista.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Jessie Bowman Young; and a brother, George Young.
Survivors include his second wife, S. Marie Gaa Young; two sons and daughters-in-law, Alan Young and Sandy Young of Riverside, Calif., and Lee Young and Mary Beth Young of Bella Vista; a daughter and son-in-law, Beckie Burke and Doyle Burke of Tempe, Ariz.; six grandchildren, David, Erin, Alison, Laura, Jessica and Jon; three great-grandchildren, Bailee, Emily and Amelia; and friends and caregivers, Molly DeAngelis and Ron Rakow.
Funeral services were held July 26 at the Bella Vista Funeral Home with Brother Herbert L. Ray.
Burial was at the Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter, Mo.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Studio 412, First Baptist Church, 204 S. Main St., Bentonville, AR 72712.
R. Craig Bailey
R. Craig Bailey, 56, of Rogers, Ark., died July 12, 2005, at his home. He was born Oct. 29, 1948, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Ralph Bailey and Lois Mary Bailey.
He moved to northwest Arkansas 12 years ago from Denver, Colo. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was an accomplished artist and won many awards, including an Emmy for his work in television in the Denver area.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Mary Bailey.
Survivors include three children, Dana, Malakai and Tessa-Nicole; his father, Ralph Bailey of Bella Vista, Ark.; a brother, Gary Bailey of Castro Valley, Calif.; a sister, Pam DuFour of Bella Vista; three nieces; and three nephews.
A memorial service service will be held July 23 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 20 Boyce Drive in Bella Vista.
Cremation arrangements were by the Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory of Bella Vista, Ark.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
Dorothea Elizabeth Boyett
Dorothea Elizabeth Boyett, 52, of Rogers, Ark., died July 13, 2005, at her home. She was born May 5, 1953, in Springfield, Ohio, to Dale Matlock and Elizabeth Drylee Matlock. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting and traveling.
A memorial service was held July 16 at the Rollins Funeral Chapel in Rogers.
Cremation arrangements were by Rollins Funeral Home of Rogers.
H. Richard Callaway
H. Richard Callaway, 75, of Tiff City, Mo., died July 12, 2005, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark. He was born April 24, 1930, in Lexington, Mo., to Harry Richard Callaway and Lucy Smith Callaway.
He was raised in Lexington. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954. After being discharged from the service, he lived and worked in the East for 15 years. He returned to Lexington in 1995. He worked as a self-employed contractor.
Survivors include a son, Dennis Callaway of Bella Vista, Ark.; and five grandchildren.
No services are planned.
Arrangements were by the Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory of Bella Vista, Ark.
Elizabeth 'Agnes' Fitzgerald
Elizabeth "Agnes" Fitzgerald, 93, of Bella Vista, Ark., died July 13, 2005, at a nursing home in Rogers. She was born March 18, 1912, to John Woods and Mary Catherine O'Connor Woods.
She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Bella Vista. She enjoyed playing cards, bridge and dominos.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis X. Fitzgerald; three brothers; and a sister.
A funeral liturgy will be held at a later date in Des Plaines, Ill.
Burial will be at the Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Broadview, Ill.
Arrangements were by Stockdale Funeral Services of Rogers, Ark.
Memorials may be made to the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago, 7430 North Ridge Blvd., Chicago, IL 60645.
Phyllis F. Frew
Phyllis F. Frew, 78, of Bella Vista, Ark., died July 9, 2005, at a local nursing home. She was born Aug. 5, 1926, to John Lucchesi and Wanda Phyllis Whitlow Lucchesi.
She had lived in northwest Arkansas for about four years, moving from Los Angeles, Calif. She was a switchboard operator for many years. She was a Catholic.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Douglas Frew.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Casey Sterett and Linda Irene Clay Sterett of Los Angeles, Calif., and Bret Frew and Laurie Frew of Bella Vista; a brother, Walter Lucchesi of Orange County, Calif.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Patricia Lucchesi of San Diego County, Calif., and Priscillia Curi and Joseph Curi of Downey, Calif.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Los Angeles National Cemetery in Los Angeles, Calif.
Memorials may be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church, 1 St. Bernard Lane, Bella Vista, AR 72714, to the "General Fund."
Cremation arrangements were by Stockdale Funeral Services of Rogers, Ark.