North Little Rock Funeral Home

1921 Main St, North Little Rock, AR


Phone: 501-758-1170

Theresa Gaskin

of North Little Rock, AR

1921 - 2012

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Published: September 23, 2012

THERESA A. GASKIN of North Little Rock, formerly of Springdale, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. She was born March 12, 1921 in Carlsbad, N.M. to Delbert Earl and Shadye (Haynes) Allen.

She was a devoted and loving wife and mother. She spent her life caring for and loving children. She was honored with a lifetime membership to the National PTA after serving as the first President and founding member of the Parent Teacher Association at Lee Elementary in Springdale, Ark. She also served her church, First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, in various positions, including teaching children's Sunday School classes for seventeen years and serving as Church Secretary.

Survivors include three daughters and one son-in-law, Sandra Singletary of Nashville, Tenn., Kathy Bolan of North Little Rock, Ark., and Allyn and George Maher of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Lurline Bruner of Siloam Springs, Ark.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Allen Gaskin, son-in-law, Pat Singletary and granddaughter, Mindy Lynn Maher.

Private graveside service at Fairmount Cemetery in Gentry, Ark. with nephew, The Reverend Lynn Eagan, officiating. Pallbearers are Pete Allen, Rick Allen, Brett Bolan, Lee Bruner, Hank Harrison, Tommy Martin and Louie Thomas. Poem read by George Maher.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, Texas 75248-1125 or Texas Christian University, Mindy Lynn Maher Memorial Scholarship, University Advancement, TCU Box 297044, Fort Worth, Texas 76129.

Arrangements by North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main, 758-1170. Online obituary and guest registry at

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