Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory

4520 North Crossover Road, P.O. Box 8982, Fayetteville, AR

Phone: 479-521-5000

Donelle Patricia Fellows

Fayetteville, AR

1923 - 2017

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Published: November 5, 2017

Donelle Patricia Fellows passed away Oct. 31, 2017 in Fayetteville, Ark., after her courageous battle with elderliness at the age of 93. She was the only child born of Isabelle (Hindman) and John R. Dooley on Dec. 29, 1923. After graduating high school in Baker, Ore., Donelle enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was active duty from May 1944- Jan. 1946. While stationed at El Toro near Irvine, Calif., she met another Marine, Hobert A. Fellows. They were married almost 64 years when he passed away Oct. 31, 2009. Their married lives took them from California to Arkansas to Iowa to California and final residency in Northwest Arkansas.

Donelle is survived by three children: David (Mary Linda) Fellows of Fayetteville, Laurie Fellows of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Amy (Alan) Brockhohn of Swisher, Iowa; five grandchildren: Alison (Mark) Rossington, Chandler, Ariz., Dana (Todd) Brown, Bryant, Ark., Dooley (Shannon) Meister, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Blair (Josh) Mayes, Henderson, NV, Blake (Brooke) Brockhohn, Fairfax, Iowa; 10 great-grandchildren: David and Caroline Rossington, Summer and Carsyn Brown, Calvin and Wyatt Griffin, Jackson and Parker Mayes, Elliana and Addelyn Brockhohn.

She enjoyed the Altar Guild, church choir, and sewing Barbie Doll gowns for the Newport, Arkansas St. Paul's Episcopal Church Bazaar in the 1950s and 1960s. She crafted horse riding costumes and school clothes for her daughters. She performed in the Newport Follies with Hobert and Laurie. She was an excellent Bridge player and loved to swim. After raising her children Donelle worked in Iowa City, Iowa and Sepulveda, California culminating in an Honorary Doctorate at her retirement reception with the Medical Intern/Residency Program at Sepulveda VA Hospital in California. She was a member of St. Theodore's Episcopal Church in Bella Vista.

Donelle received wonderful care at Willard Walker Hospice, Morningside of Fayetteville, Veterans Womens' Clinic, The Maples in Springdale, Concordia in Bella Vista, and Brookstone. The family thanks David and Mary Linda for the loving care they gave Donelle and Hobert over many years. Memorials may be sent to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 4507, Fayetteville, Ark., 72702-4507. A Celebration of Life will be held on the Pacific coast at a later date. "To God be the Glory!"

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