Dr. Boyce A. Drummond Jr.
Dr. Boyce A. Drummond Jr., 80, died May 17, 2002, in Bella Vista.
A native of Little Rock, he was a graduate of Baylor University. After serving overseas during World War II as a Naval lieutenant, he pursued his love of history by earning a master's degree and a doctorate from the University of Chicago.
He served as editor of the Arkansas Historical Quarterly and authored the Arkansas entry for the 15th Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
After retirement, he and his wife enjoyed international travel to sites of educational and historical interest.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Gene Thornton Drummond.
Survivors include four children, Dr. Boyce Drummond III of Fort Collins, Colorado, Dr. David T. Drummond of Bentonville, Carol G. Underwood of Arkadelphia and Robert W. Drummond of Meeker, Okla.; and two grandchildren, Sarah E. Drummond and Ian M. Drummond.
He was a noted raconteur and bibliophile. Because he donated his personal library of Arkansas political and social history books to the Henderson State University Library, the family asks that memorials be made to the "Friends of the Library" fund at the HSU Foundation, 1100 Henderson St., Arkadelphia, Ark. (71999).
Private family services will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are by Callison-Lough Funeral Service of Bentonville.
Lee William Pockat
Lee William Pockat, 75, of Bella Vista, died Monday, May 20, 2002, at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. He was born March 1, 1927, in Marion, Wis., to Fred and Lida Shauger Pockat.
He moved to Bella Vista in 1975 from Boise. He was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church of Bentonville, Knights of Columbus and the Club Managers Association of America.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was an avid sports fan, especially of the Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Cardinals and Arkansas Razorbacks.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Pockat.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lucille Pockat; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Dr. Thomas and Bonnie Pockat of Jackson Hole, Wyo., Patrick and Marsha Pockat of Lakebay, Wash., Scott and Brenda Pockat of Rogers, and Gerry Pockat of Midland, Texas; a sister, Lois Buss of Clintonville, Wis.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Edward and Adeline Asenbrenner of Shawano, Wis.; and four granddaughters.
A private family service was held at St. Stephen Catholic Church of Bentonville with the Rev. Father Mike Sinkler officiating.
Arrangements were by Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory.
Memorials may be made to the St. Stephen Building Fund, 1300 N. J St., Bentonville, Ark. (72712); or to the St. Vincent de Paul Building Fund, 1305 W. Cypress St., Rogers, Ark. (72756).
Jeanne Hostetler, 75, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Friday, May 24, 2002, at her home. She was born Sept. 6, 1926, in Kimball, W.Va., to Maurice Vaughn and Ethel Vaughn.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Ari Pollak.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Raymond Hostetler; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Valerie Coopet and her husband Gene Coopet of Maplegrove, Minn., Barbara Harvey of St. Paul Park, Minn., and Lynne Pollak and her husband Mitchell Pollak of New York, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Mitchell Coopet, Kyle Coopet, Jill Harvey, Erica Harvey, Brian Harvey, Sophie Pollak, Hollie Pollak and Griffin Pollak; and a great-grandson, Benjamin Harvey.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista with the Rev. Dr. James E. Still, the Rev. Tracy L. Evans and the Rev. Dr. John Foss.
Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory.
Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, AR 72715.
Charles Crawford Downing
Charles Crawford Downing, 79, of Pea Ridge, Ark., died Friday, May 24, 2002, at his home. He was born May 23, 1923, in Grand Rapids, Ohio, to Walter Hamilton Downing and Myrtle Irene Crawford Downing.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a corporal in the U.S. Army. He received the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a lifetime member of 52 years with Bricklayers Local No. 15 of Kansas City, Mo. He retired as a brick mason after 35 years. He enjoyed fishing and duck and squirrel hunting.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elta Pauline Downing, on Dec. 14, 1980.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sherri Ragland and her husband Greg Ragland of Pea Ridge; two sisters, Sharon Fletcher of Weston, Ohio, and Gloria Smith of Liberty Center, Ohio; and a granddaughter, Vicki Ragland of Pea Ridge.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 27, at Sisco Funeral Home in Pea Ridge.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Sisco Funeral Home Chapel in Pea Ridge with Pastor Jerome Grotts. Burial will be at Pea Ridge Cemetery with military honors by Northwest Arkansas Honor Guard VFW Post No. 100 of Rogers, Ark.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospice, 1200 W. Walnut, Rogers, AR 72756 or HOPE Inc., 3232 N. Hills Blvd., Fayetteville, AR 72703.
Peggy J. Stahl Noah
Peggy Joanne Stahl Noah, 72, of Bentonville, died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at Northwest Medical Center of Benton County in Bentonville.
She was born March 5, 1931, in Franklin, Ky., to Samuel and Estelle West Stahl. She served in the Women's Army Corps during the Korean War.
She was active in the Order of Eastern Star where she was past matron of Adah Chapter 52 in Omaha, Neb., and Bentonville Chapter 295 OES.
She was also a member of DAVA Chapter 2 in Omaha and Chapter 53 in Bentonville; a member of the Women's Memorial Association and a past board member of the Greater Omaha Women's Bowling Association. She was a retired employee of the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
She moved to northwest Arkansas in 1990 from Omaha, and was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Scott, in 2002; two brothers; and a sister.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Robert E. Noah; five daughters and two sons-in-law, Margaret and Mike McCall, Theresa Noah, Shirley and Mike Carlson, and Roberta Noah, all of Omaha, and Susan Vasquez of Dodge City, Kan.; a son-in-law, Randall Scott of Omaha; two brothers, James Stahl of Muncie, Ind., and William Stahl of Cedar Hill, Tenn.; three sisters, Frances Huff of Portland, Tenn., Isabel Caccamise of Fremont, Calif., and Elizabeth Caccamise of Tucson, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; an aunt, Lulu Grazziano, of La Mirada, Calif.; many nieces and nephews; and special friend Betty McLaughlin of Omaha.
A second memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Omaha. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Omaha.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Lions Eye Bank and Laboratory, University of Arkansas Medical Services, 4301 W. Markham, Slot 523-1, Little Rock, Ark. (72205); to the American Lung Association of Arkansas, 211 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, Ark. (72205); or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Cremation and memorial services are by Stockdale Funeral Services of Rogers.
Agnes Marguerite Norris
Agnes Marguerite Norris, 95, of Bella Vista, died Monday, May 12, 2003, at Concordia Care Center in Bella Vista. She was born Jan. 3, 1908, in Hutchinson County, S.D., to John and Lydia Mueller Brost.
She attended school in Delmont, S.D., Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., and graduated from Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in Sioux City, Iowa. She was a public school nurse in Sioux City from 1932 to 1939.
She married Stanley Norris in Sioux City on July 1, 1939. She assisted her husband in publishing county newspapers from 1939 to 1969, including the Stanton Zephyr in Stanton, Iowa, The Randolph Times in Randolph, Neb., and The Wisner News Chronicle in Wisner, Neb.
They retired to Bella Vista in 1972. She was a charter member of United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista and a member of Bella Vista Garden Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Norris, in 1990.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were by Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory.
Memorials may be made to the Village House Adult Day Care, P.O. Box 3027, Bella Vista, Ark. (72715).