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(Myrtle) Marie Gabbard, January 22, 1929~June 23, 2017

(Myrtle) Marie Gabbard was born January 22, 1929 and passed-away June 23, 2017 at Washington Regional Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George Edward Gabbard and Ida Belle Gabbard; two brothers, William Harvey Gabbard and James Henry Gabbard; and one sister, Ocie Gabbard Schneeberger.

Marie was a lifelong resident of Arkansas.  Early childhood was in St. Paul, AR. and then Fayetteville, AR. for her remaining years.

She loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and while still able, attended University Baptist Church in Fayetteville.  She worked for the Orthopedic Clinic and Washington Regional Medical Center from which she retired.

Marie is survived by one sister, Bonnie A. Bigger of Fayetteville, AR; six nephews; two nieces; and numerous grand-nephews and grand-nieces.

Special thanks to the nurses and staff, 4 South Med/Surg Unit at Washington Regional Medical Center for their professional yet caring attendance to Marie.  Special thanks also to the Phil Shepherd and Joan Hayes families for going the extra mile as neighbors over the years.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M Friday, July 7, 2017 at Mt. Comfort Presbyterian Church, 3816 W. Mt. Comfort Rd, Fayetteville, AR. 72704 (adjacent to the cemetery).

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    Robin Gabbard » 13. Jul, 2017

    I never met Marie in person, but she is my Aunt by marriage. Over the years, Marie and I talked on the phone on many occasions; I really, really, enjoyed those conversations! I had hoped that someday my husband Jerry and I would make it out to Arkansas to meet her in person, but that never happened. Still, I know I will meet her someday… because we share the same Sweet Savior Jesus. Until that day, I will miss picking up the phone and hearing her voice. She helped me to feel welcome in the larger family, which was precious to this California bred girl.
    Rest in Sweet Peace Marie.