Andrew Russell Aandahl
Andrew Russell Aandahl, 90, of Bella Vista, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at his home. He was born Oct. 2, 1912, on a farm in North Dakota to George and Bessie Aandahl.
He was educated at Svea Consolidated School in Barnes County, N.D., and at North Dakota State University in Fargo, and received a doctorate degree from Iowa State University in Ames. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving on the destroyer USS Haynsworth in the Pacific during World War II.
He was a soil scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for most of his career. He was a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America.
He retired in 1968 to prepare a general soil map of the Great Plains, and to write a book, which was published in 1982, describing the soils of the Great Plains using the new soil classification developed by American Soil Scientists.
He was interested in genealogy, and after several trips to Norway, collaborated with Odd Meringdal on the book "The Aandahl Family."
He was preceded in death by two wives, Effie Marie Smith and Philippine Willet; and two brothers, Clifford Aandahl and Russell Aandahl.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Bella Vista.
Memorials may be made to Elim Cemetery Association, in care of Gary Miedema, 4641 106th Ave. S.E., Litchville, N.D. (58461); or to Litchville Community Historical Society, Litch-ville, N.D. (58461).
Arrangements are by Benton County Funeral Home of Bentonville.
Elizabeth A. Babb
Elizabeth A. Babb, 76, of Bella Vista, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at Northwest Medical Center of Benton County in Bentonville. She was born Aug. 4, 1927, in Brainerd, Minn., to Lee M. and Anna Nelson Bennett.
She graduated from St. Paul Central High School. She attended Macalester College and the University of Minnesota.
She was a flight attendant for Chicago and Southern Airlines, which later became a part of Delta Airlines. She was a homemaker, but also worked at temporary jobs.
She was a volunteer for St. Mary's Hospital's emergency room and Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter. She was an organist at St. Bernard Catholic Church of Bella Vista and St. Stephen Church Catholic Church of Bentonville.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Roland E. Darden and Thomas J. Rice.
Rosary was said at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory. Memorial Mass was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at St. Bernard Catholic Church of Bella Vista with the Rev. Father Joseph J. Enderlin officiating.
Memorials may be made to Bella Vista Animal Shelter, 32 Bella Vista Way, Bella Vista, Ark. (72714); or to Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter, 12228 W. Highway 12, Bentonville, Ark. (72712).
Maxine F. Bowen
Maxine F. Bowen, 83, of Bella Vista, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at Northwest Medical Center of Benton County in Bentonville. She was born Aug. 18, 1920, in Red Oak, Iowa, to Paul E. and Mable A. Spicer Foster.
She moved with her husband, Perry, to Bella Vista in March 1970 from Seymour, Mo. She was a charter member of Bella Vista Community Church.
She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Joan Bowen, and a great-granddaughter, Katherine Wiggins.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Perry Bowen; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ed and Shelley Bowen of Apple Valley, Minn., and Larry Bowen of Bellevue, Neb.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Bella Vista Community Church with the Rev. David McKay officiating.
Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory of Bella Vista.
Memorials may be made to Bella Vista Community Church, 75 East Lancashire Blvd., Bella Vista, Ark. (72714); or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Peggy Arlene Edmundson
She was a lifelong resident of the area. She married Rick Edmundson on Sept. 1, 1985, in Pineville.
She was a caregiver and took care of many people in Bella Vista. She was also a massage therapist at Impressions in Bentonville.
She taught belly dancing for more than 25 years. She was also an instructor for the Bentonville Education and Enrichment Program, teaching yoga and belly dancing.
She enjoyed flowers and gardening, and was a life member of National Home Gardening Club.
She was preceded in death by a son, Billy Johnson; her father, James Wright; and a sister, Mary Ann Duncan.
Survivors include her husband, Rick Edmundson; her mother, Carrie Wright of Pea Ridge; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeremiah and Andrea Johnson of Houston; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Jackie Wright of DeQueen; two sisters, Loranna Knight of Fayetteville and Patricia Hensley of Pineville; two nieces, two nephews and two great-nieces.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at the Rollins Funeral Home chapel in Rogers.
Cremation arrangements are by Rollins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made in the form of blood donations in her memory.
Carol P. Hunter
Carol P. Hunter, 62, of Washburn, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at her home. She was born May 28, 1941, in Clarksburg, W.Va., to C. Smith and Sybil Ruth Hill Smith.
She retired from Entenmann's Bakery in southern California. She moved to the southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas area in October 1997 from southern California.
She enjoyed ballroom dancing, and had danced competitively for Arthur Murray Studio and received many awards.
Survivors include two daughters, Carla J. Shreves and Tabatha R. Hunter, both of Washburn; three sisters, Sybil Hope Kasel and Gracie M. Keyser, both of Bridgeport, W.Va., and Patricia A. Reabe of Elkins, W.Va.; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Bella Vista Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Galeon Smith officiating.
Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Hospice, Springfield, Mo.; or to the American Cancer Society, in care of Dorothy J. Mortensen, 4 Kensington Lane, Bella Vista, Ark. (72714).
John O. Lyons
John O. Lyons, 76, of Baldwinsville, N.Y., and formerly of Bella Vista, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, at the Presbyterian Home in New Hartford, N.Y., after suffering from Parkinson's disease for many years. He was born Sept. 3, 1927, in Highland Park, Mich.
He earned his undergraduate degree from Kenyon College, a degree in library science from Columbia University and a doctorate in English from the University of Florida at Gainesville. He served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Coast Guard.
He was a member of the English Department at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he taught modern American literature.
He received two Fulbright appointments, one in Tehran, Iran, and another in Baghdad, Iraq. He also taught at Bowdoin College and Dartmouth College.
In Bella Vista, he was a member of Bella Vista Community Church, Neighborhood Crime Watch and The Money Tree Investment Club.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Mimi Lyons; three sons and daughters-in-law, Beauvais and Diane Lyons of Knoxville, Tenn., Philip and Judy Lyons of Black Earth, Wis., and Paul Gustav and Andrea Lyons of San Francisco, Calif.; two daughters, Maggie Maurer of Baldwinsville and Emma Lyons of Verona, Wis.; a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Harriet Lyons of Sylvan Lake, Mich.; 11 grandchildren, Zoe Slattery, Marcus Slattery, Alicia Maurer, Johnny Maurer, Kyle Maurer, Lucia Kuster-Lyons, Kai Kuster-Lyons, Clay Lyons, Isaac Lyons, Sam Lyons and Benjamin Fox-McCord; several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Madison, Wis. Arrangements are by Hollis Funeral Home of Syracuse, N.Y.
Memorials may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4-B, Staten Island, N.Y. (10305-1944).