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Donna Caruth Bolanos, age 71

Donna Caruth Bolanos, 71, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Dec 20, 2023, while surrounded by those she loved. She was born on July 28, 1952 in Peoria Illinois.

She is survived by her much loved son Jaime Bolanos, and grandson Henry Bolanos of Sherwood, her brother Jim T. Caruth Jr. of Little Rock, as well a host of extended family.

She is preceded in death by her father Jim T. Caruth Sr., mother Mary Caruth, sister Mary Ann Daniel, and daughter Louann McGhee.

Donna, affectionally known as Donna B, was a beloved mother, grandmother and friend. More than anything, she loved spending time with her son and grandson. If she wasn’t at home with them, you could find her serving at church, or with her best friend LaJuana trying out a new restaurant. An active member of First NLR, she was known for her heart to serve and minister to others. She had a long career at the Arkansas Health Department, and in recent years found great joy doing administrative work with the Gravel Ridge Fire Department.

Known to hundreds as a supportive friend, she would always provide honesty with all the loving bluntness that only she possessed, always using that bluntness to point people to Jesus. While she leaves a large hole in many hearts on earth, her family and friends are relieved she is no longer in pain, and that she is with her Jesus whom she loved so much.

Services will be held at First NLR at 11:00 on December 30, 2023.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at



  • Karen Cunningham Posted December 22, 2023 8:56 PM

    I have wonderful memories of Donna B. We shared laughter and tears. She will be missed!

    • jim Caruth Jr Posted December 24, 2023 2:50 PM

      Donna is so precious to me and I love her so. I miss her so!

  • Debbie Riley Posted December 23, 2023 7:25 PM

    Donna gave our family a wonderful gift and will always be a part of our family. I do enjoyed working with her at the Arkansas Department of Health. My prayers for her family.

  • Henry Bolanos Posted December 24, 2023 11:58 PM

    I miss my beloved grandmother or how me and my family calls her MomB. I am glad she is not in pain anymore and can rest in Heaven.

    • Jeanie Posted December 30, 2023 3:16 PM

      I’m missing MomB too. It makes me happy to think of her laughing and dancing with joy now and resting all that she wants. She will be watching with interest everything that you do. She will celebrate when you and your dad join her in heaven when it’s time.

    • Jeanie Posted January 11, 2024 2:09 PM

      I’m missing MomB too. It makes me happy to think of her laughing and dancing with joy now.

  • Mary Alice Hughes Posted December 26, 2023 9:46 PM

    Jaime, your mom was one of a kind and loved Henry and you fiercely! I’m so thankful for her friendship and the memories we made…especially with Retha! My thoughts and prayers are with Henry and you.

  • Cindy Herron Posted December 26, 2023 10:44 PM

    Prayers for Donna’s son, grandson, and brother. May God wrap his arms around each of you. May peace and comfort abound!

  • Faye Lyons (Ripper) Posted December 27, 2023 5:13 AM

    My precious lifelong friend….I have so many memories of you. I know you are not in any pain any more and you are with Jesus but the pain I have in my heart will always be. My prayers to her family and friends. RIP AND RIL my sweet friend. You are gone but not forgotten.

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