Dorothy Rose Williams Waddell
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.