OBITUARY SUBMITTED BY:
1312 N Curtis Ave, Pea Ridge, AR
Dora Millicent Barnum
1925 - 2012
Published: November 17, 2012
Dora Millicent Barnum (nee Williams), long time Garfield resident, passed away peacefully on Nov. 8, 2012. Dora was born April 8, 1925, in Rothwell, New Brunswick, Canada, the first daughter to Hilda May Williams (nee Swarbrick) and Charles Robert Williams, who emigrated to Canada from Bolton, Lancashire, England, in 1924.
She is survived by grandchildren, Leslie Uphaus of Chicago, Ill., and Austin Uphaus of Mason, Mich. She is missed by her sister, Hilda Burns (Gord) of Hamilton, Ontario; brother, James Kenney (Sharon) of Delta, British Columbia; and sister-in-law, Audrey Williams of Victoria, British Columbia.
Dear, sweet Auntie Dora was lovingly supported in life by her nieces and nephews, Marsha Williams, Ted Williams, Terry Oneal, Wendy Koros, Bobby Oneal, Jane McGuire, Hilda Burns and John Burns.
Dora was predeceased by her parents; her sister, Gladys O'Neal (Clyde, also deceased); her brother, Charlie Williams; her stepfather, Walter Kenney; and recently her son, Raymond Nagel of Jackson, Mich.
Dora also survived her two dear husbands, Ray Nagel, originally of Johnson Creek, Wis., and Edward Marshall Barnum of Del Norte, Rio Grande, Colo.
With her first husband, Ray, an aeronautical engineer, Dora lived an exciting life in Buffalo, N.J., and Phoenix, before settling in Battle Creek, Mich. After Ray's long battle with tuberculosis, Dora was left a single parent. She worked hard to make ends meet but never lost her positive attitude, and made lifelong friends. After her son married, Dora met Ed, a sergeant in the Marine Air Corps, and moved to Woodland, Colo. On retirement, they moved with Ed's mother to a farm in Garfield, Ark.
Dora was a positive, outgoing person who had a love for farming, gardening, birds, wildlife and her beloved animal friends (especially pigs). She developed strong friendships and shared her happiness with one and all. She also liked knicknacks, stuffed animals and anything in a catalogue. She has at times enjoyed perfume, makeup, pretty clothes and a good meal, not to mention coffee and great conversation. Her many loyal friends and beloved family will miss her very much.
Dora's family wishes to thank the staff of Jamestown Nursing and Rehab Center and the Circle of Life Hospice for the loving care Dora received.
Contributions in memory of Dora can be made to the Humane Society, Rogers, Ark., or the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Reserve, Eureka Springs, Ark.
Family and friends are invited to share their remembrances of Dora at memorialwebsites.legacy.