Service: 2 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Bergman Church of Christ, with burial at Maplewood Cemetery; Visitation; 1-2 p.m. Friday, June 28, at the church, with arrangements by Roller-Christeson Funeral Home.
Dorothy Arlene Padfield, age 88, of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 24 (2019). She spent her last moments of life in her home surrounded by family.
The daughter of John and Hilda (Strom) Neifert, she was born July 13, 1930, in Yuma, Colorado. She had lived here since 1955 moving from Colorado to Harrison with her husband Bob, whom she was married to for 62 years.
Dorothy was a Christian who attended Bergman Church of Christ. She was a loving housewife, mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her. She was a wonderful cook, and loved working in the garden with her best friend, Eva Sansing, canning, sewing, and living in the holler. In addition to being a housewife, Dorothy was a pullet grower for Tyson Foods since 1986.
She loved to travel, often to the mountains of Colorado where she spent some of her most special times with her family. Some of Dorothy’s best memories were also spent camping at the lake with her husband, Bob, who prided himself on being a commercial fisherman.
Dorothy was not only a mother to her children; she was also a “best friend” to them throughout her life. She was the type of grandma that never wanted to miss a birthday party or the birth of a grandchild. She never wanted to miss anything. Dorothy’s proudest accomplishments were her four children. She taught them to love each other no matter what and she always tried her best to teach them to trust in God. Countless family and friends will miss her laughter, love and kindness.
Dorothy’s parents; three brothers; two sisters; her husband; and infant son all preceded her in death.
Survivors are one son and his wife, Gordon and Angie Padfield, of Harrison; three daughters and their spouses, Brenda and Mike Patton, of Harrison, Janet and Mike Alquist, of Kansas City, Missouri, and Wanda and Rocky Friend, of Harrison; and two sisters and their spouses, Betty and John Rau and Helen and Art Martinez, all of Denver, Colorado.
Dorothy is also survived by nine grandchildren, Holly Becker, Scotty Patton, Dr. Heather Hudkins, Eric Friend, Amy Hagler, Amanda Woodworth, Ryan Alquist, Andrea Westfall, and Megan Alquist; 17 great- grandchildren, Hannah, Annie, Dalton, Quiency, Jaci, Dixon, Dylan, Harley, Kylie, Jess, Alex, Brody, Ethan, Noah, Cash, Kinsley, and baby Westfall on the way; two great-great-grandchildren, Daxton and Bo; and also special friends that Dorothy counted as family, Roger and Georgie Patton, of Harrison, Jodi Boyd and family, and Patricia Fitch, of Harrison; and a host of other family.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, June, 28, at Bergman Church of Christ, with service immediately following at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery with Dr. Larry Keener speaking.
Pallbearers are Scotty Patton, Eric Friend, Ryan Alquist, Jason Hagler, Lance Woodworth, Eric Hudkins, James Westfall, Doug Becker, Dalton Mulford and Quiency Patton.
Honorary pallbearers are John Rau, Wylie Simmons, John Simmons, Matt Simmons, Allen Grisham, Steve Coursey, Josh Hoppis, Randy Kimes, Jim Kimes, Don Persons and Don Mathis.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Hills, P.O. Box 1927, Harrison, AR 72602.
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