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Delores Marie Arnold Walston, age 97

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.


  • Dana Wilson Posted September 14, 2022 10:43 AM

    What a wonderful woman who loved her family dearly. Loved her quick wit and humor and feel blessed to have known her and her very special family. My deepest condolences go out to them all.

  • Sharon Grau Posted September 14, 2022 5:09 PM

    What an awesome lady! She was so fun to be around and great memories of her at Church every Sunday! Prayers for All the family at this time,
    Sharon Gray

  • Rebecca Caruthers Posted September 14, 2022 5:19 PM

    The most loving and kind person I have ever known. She loved the lord and always gave thanks to him. She loved her family deeply.

  • Maleah Bufford Posted September 14, 2022 5:37 PM

    What a wonderful and loving tribute!

  • Luellen S Hart Posted September 15, 2022 7:07 AM

    Such a lovely, loving person who will be greatly missed.

  • Paula Raymond Posted September 15, 2022 10:15 AM

    This outstanding woman is a true hero of mine. I meet her as a teenager some 50 years ago. I loved her immediately and will continue to do so forever. Her greatest gift to me was my dear friend Pam, her daughter. My life would have never had been as wonderful as it is without these two being in it! Rest In Peace Mom, I love you, Paula

  • Susan Hill Posted September 15, 2022 1:03 PM

    Pam. I am so very sorry about your Mom. I know you loved her dearly and that you took loving care of her. My prayers are with you and your family. Susan Hill

  • Craig Rebecca “Becky” Posted September 15, 2022 8:22 PM

    Pam, I’m so very sorry to hear of your beautiful mom’s passing. You are such an awesome daughter, who lovingly took great care of her. You are in my thoughts and prayers, for peace and comfort, today and in the days ahead. May our FATHER wrap you and your family, into His arms, to give you strength, to go on, without her with you. I love you ❤️

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