Delores Marie Arnold Walston, 97, of Little Rock, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 12, 2022 at Arkansas Hospice in Little Rock. She was born on July 13, 1925 in Ramsey, Minnesota to Hugo and Marie (Stumpf) Busch.
Delores was preceded in death by her parents; father of her children James “Buddy” Arnold; husband J.H. “Pete” Walston; brother Hugo “Sunny” Busch, Jr of St. Paul, Minnesota; sister Jeanette Linke of St. Paul, Minnesota; sister Patricia “Ilene” Robinson of Little Rock; brother Richard “Dickey” Busch of Lonoke; son James H. Arnold of Rose Bud; daughter Dianne M. Bivens of Little Rock; and granddaughter Carrie Ann Arnold.
Delores was a member of the Cabot Church of Christ. She loved her grandchildren more than anything and spent lots of time supporting them in their activities. She loved to sew and made special things for all of her family. Delores also enjoyed shopping, going anywhere on vacation, and gardening. She was an elegant and loving person. Rarely did you see her without a pearl necklace around her neck.
Delores leaves behind her sister Marjorie “Tootsie” Fell of Little Rock; daughter Pam Arnold Spann of Little Rock; grandchildren Kimberly Melville, James “Little Jim” Arnold, Kristy Ball (Chuck), Jamie Reedy (Aaron), and Kyle Spann (Haley); great-grandchildren Ashlynn Golden, Tahyler Golden, Dylan Ball, Faith Ball, Ashlynn Ball, Nathan Reedy, Annaliese Reedy, Ella Spann, and soon to be Kannon Spann; and multiple nieces and nephews that loved their aunt “Dodo” dearly.
A special thanks to Arkansas Hospice for taking wonderful care of Delores.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022 at 10:00am with Memorial Service to follow at 11:00am at the Cabot Church of Christ; 500 N 2nd St, Cabot, Arkansas, 72023.
Memorials can be made to Children’s Home, Inc; 5515 Walcott Rd, Paragould, Arkansas, 72450.
Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400.
To view a tribute slideshow of Delores, please follow the link below.