Dorothy Rose Williams Waddell


Obituary Notice

Dorothy Rose Williams Waddell of Little Rock, died Tuesday, September 9, 2003. She was born August 14, 1914, the eldest daughter of Marie Hanson and Alfred Fanning Williams. She lived her early years in Driver, Arkansas and graduated from high school in Wilson, Arkansas, later studying art in Memphis. She and her husband lived in Osceola, Arkansas for sixty years before moving to Little Rock. She was active in St. Matthew's Catholic Church as an organist and president of the alter guild, as well as other areas of their community. She shared her creativity and her artistic talents with all who knew her. Her passions were her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren and her friends. She is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Gerald Lee Waddell. She is survived by one daughter, Gaye Anderson and husband Bob of Little Rock, one brother Robert H. Williams and wife Merle of Little Rock, 4 sisters; Alice Shippen of Yuma, Arizona, Jean Rose of Nashville, Tennessee, Jane White of Memphis, Tennessee, Marjorie Pollard of Birmingham, Alabama, 3 grandchildren; Heather Brown and husband Garrett of Fort Worth, Texas, Robert Anderson and wife Tish of Little Rock, Chris Anderson of Beaver Creek, Colorado, 5 great-grandchildren; Maggie, Kate, Brennan and Trevor Anderson of Little Rock, and Robert Shaw Brown of Fort Worth, Texas.

Arrangements of Mrs. Waddell's funeral service are to be announced. Services are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials should be made to Holy Souls School in Little Rock, the Gladney Center For Adoption, 6300 John Ryan Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76132, St. Matthew's Catholic Church altar guild, Osceola, Arkansas.

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  • It really made me sad to read this. Also I didn't know her middle name was Rose. That is the name I chose for confirmation. I hope y'all are doing alright. I wish I could have been there.
    Sandra Green
    Selmal, Alabama
  • I will always remember the many visits I made to Uncle "Buddie" and" Sisters" (the name my mom called aunt Dorothy) house in Osceola. They were a wonderful couple and used to show us wonderful things in their shop as well as love. My cousin Gaye was the beautiful older cousin that used to visit us bringing joy, excitement and laughter who reminded me of aunt Dorothy. Uncle Buddy and Dorothy will always hold a place in my heart.
    Charme' Marie Shippen Curtin 
    Fountain Valley, California