Martha Moore Marks Dewey

Obituary Notice

Martha Moore Marks Dewey, 94, of Little Rock, widow of Lyman Henry Dewey, died Thursday, July 29, 2004 at Parkway Health Center. 

A native of Warren, Arkansas, Martha moved to North Little Rock during the war to manager her family's lumber business. A graduate of the University of Arkansas and a member of the Chi Omega Sorority, she was active in both business and civic affairs. Martha met Henry Dewey during World War II when he was stationed at Camp Robinson and after their marriage, Henry worked for Alcoa and Martha continued the family business. 

They were both very active in their beloved Winfield Methodist Church, which is now Quapaw Methodist, and enjoyed their mutual love of travel, golf, and antiques. Martha and Henry were authorities on early American silver, and their collection of Paul Revere silver and other pieces was displayed at both the Arkansas Arts Center and the Decorative Arts Museum, where both volunteered their time. To the neighbors and friends on North Monroe Street, Henry and Martha were well known for their hospitality and generosity. 

Martha is survived by numerous great nieces and nephews. A special note of gratitude to the wonderful staff of Parkway Health Center who provided loving care to Martha. 

Graveside memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 2, 2004 at Roselawn Memorial Park. Cremation arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home.

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  • My name is Sarah and I had the pleasure of getting to know Ms. Dewey when I did a clinical at her nursing center. She was such an inspiration to me. I was newly married and got to visit with her about the love she had for her husband. She had a beautiful picture of them hanging on her wall and she would talk about what a handsome man he was. I remember how she loved her hats and we would stroll down the hall while she wore her hats and I wore one that she let me wear, and we would sing and visit. She was just a loving spirit. She will truly be missed by anyone who knew her. She has always remained in my mind and in my heart although I only knew her for a short time. Her wisdom and stength inspired me. 
    Sarah E. Burris-Dooms 
    Redfield, Arkansas