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Dolores Mary Pickard, June 16, 1929 ~July 5, 2013

Dolores M. Pickard, 84, of Fayetteville Arkansas passed away on Friday July 5, 2013.  She was born on June 16, 1929 in Belt, Montana. She was the daughter of Leonard and Elva King. Mrs. Pickard was raised on a cattle ranch in Montana which was originally settled by her grandparents in the late 1890′s. She was married 57 years to John Pickard, a career soldier, following him to duty stations across the county and overseas. They settled in Pine Bluff Arkansas where they both were active members of Watson Chapel Baptist Church for over 35 years. Mrs. Pickard served her community as a member of many civic groups including the Salvation Army Auxiliary, Christian Women, the Garden Club and the local Election Commission. She retired as bookkeeper from the Arkansas Power and Light Credit Union. She became interested in antique glass and enjoyed going to auctions across the state. Mrs. Pickard loved the Lord and was a long time Baptist.  At the time of her passing, she was president of her Sunday school class and has many wonderful and loving friends in the Love One Another class of First Baptist Church of Fayetteville.  She was also a board member of the Fayetteville/Springdale Christian Women’s Group. She and her husband moved to Fayetteville in 2003 to be near their children. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Pickard and five siblings.  She is survived by her children Dr. Rita Officer and her husband Larry Delashmit of Fayetteville, Dr. Dennis and Nancy Officer of Fayetteville, grandchildren Katherine Kinsel and Ryan Kinsel, Lexington, Kentucky and Stewart Officer of Fayetteville, step grandchild Cathy Delashmit of New York, NY, sister-in-law Winnie Semon of Orlando, FL and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Willard Walker Hospice Home and Walnut Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center for their kindness and compassionate care of our mother during her illness.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to: Stonecroft Ministries P.O. Box 9609 Kansas City Mo 64134-0609 or the Love One Another Class c/o First Baptist Church P.O. Box 1324 Fayetteville, Are 72702. The family will receive friends from 9AM until 9:45AM Wednesday, July 10 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Fayetteville. A funeral service will follow at 9:45AM with Dr. Douglas Falknor officiating. There will be a private family burial at the Fayetteville National Cemetery under the direction of Beards Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.

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    Betty Karstetter » 07. Jul, 2013

    Dolores Mary I will miss Dolores very much she was a lady that loved the Lord and spent her life in service to Him. I remember meeting her son and daughter at her 80th birthday party at Mermaids. A very memorable occasion. She will be missed.

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    Ethelene Matlock » 07. Jul, 2013

    Dolores was a dear friend for many years. Although my heart is sad, I rejoice that she is in the arms of her Savior and Lord. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of the family.
    Love,
    Ethelene Matlock

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    Marcia Bingham » 07. Jul, 2013

    Dolores was a beautiful lady and we are sorry for your loss. Love, Marcia Bingham and family

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    Rita Monsen » 08. Jul, 2013

    Nancy and Dennis–my sincere sympathies to you and your family and loved ones, Rita

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    Mike and Brenda Russell » 08. Jul, 2013

    To John, Rita and Dennis…we were saddened to hear of the passing of Delores but rejoice that a child of God has gone home. We all had great times at Watson Chapel Baptist Church in Pine Bluff. Dennis I hope to see you Wednesday evening.

    Regards,

    Mike and Brenda Russell

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    Candy Mulberry » 09. Jul, 2013

    Dolores certainly fulfilled God’s purpose for her generation. She is a lovely lady and always showed much kindness and hospitality to me when visiting Fayetteville. I will miss her, but rejoice she is now with her Savior and loved ones. Candy Mulberry and family

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    Lynn Wall Yarbrough » 09. Jul, 2013

    Rita and Dennis I am sorry to hear about your mother. I am thinking about both of you and will keep y’all in my prayers.

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    Name » 09. Jul, 2013

    Dennis & Rita, Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We loved seeing your mom at the auctions. She was a keen buyer and collector. A very gracious lady!

    Roy & Trish Ferrell

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    Linda Varnell Overton » 09. Jul, 2013

    Rita, I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. I have such fond memories of all of us at Matthews Memorial and Watson Chapel Baptist. Your Mom always had such a sweet smile and she will surely be missed. My prayers are with you and your family.

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    Paul Ingalls & Jane Zillig » 09. Jul, 2013

    Dear Rita, Larry, Dennis, Nancy and children: Aunt Dolores … such a wonderful woman. We have fond memories of when she came to Washington for her sister Lois’ (my mom’s) memorial. Aunt Dolores stayed with us and was such a gracious and delightful guest. We hope cherished memories will help you through this time of loss. Love Paul and Jane

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    Dorothy Flanagan » 10. Jul, 2013

    Rita and Dennis,

    There are no words to express my sadness when I read of the death of your mother. I immediately thought of the times I spent at your house and the fun we had. We would see laughing at something ( probably something we didn’t want your Mother to know) and there she would be at your door. You could tell her anything and she would laugh with us. The only good thing about her death is that she is in Paradise today with God. May his healing power be with you today and the days ahead and give you peace.

    Dorothy Flanagan

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    Dorothy Flanagan » 10. Jul, 2013

    Rita and Dennis,
    There are no words to express the sadness I felt at learning of your Mother’s death. It brought back a lot of memories. You could tell her anything which was true of my Mom and she would laugh with us. The only good thing about her death is that she is with God in Paradise. May God give you peace today and in the days ahead.

    Dorothy

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    Gary and Donna Weeks » 10. Jul, 2013

    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We know that she is with her Lord and Savior Jesus and her life was lived for him. We will always appreciate the kindness she showed us during the loss of my mother Phronia Weeks. I enjoyed working for you both when I painted your house. May God comfort you now and in the days to come, All of the family are in our prayers.
    With Sympathy, Gary and Donna Weeks