Barbara Gaithe
Ocker-Putman Funeral Home
4500 Jenny Lind Rd
Fort Smith, AR
Barbara Gaithe
Barbara passed peacefully in her home of natural causes, surrounded by family. She traveled the world as a military wife and mother of four boys who were her pride and joy. When they settled down after military life, she became a nurse. She retired from Sparks Hospital after many years of caring for others. She was kind, loving, smart, witty, an avid reader, and a master of crossword puzzles. She was a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, granny and great granny. Those who knew and loved her will miss her dearly.
Barbara is survived by three sons: Leon (Jackie) Gaithe, Mark (Kari) Gaithe, and David Gaithe (Larry); her sister Betty (Dale) Luper; and a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Barbara is predeceased by her parents, Everett and Minnie Mae Seaman; her son, Orland Gaithe, Jr.; her brother, Everett "Bud" Seaman, Jr.; and her sister, Rosemary Chase.
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I worked with Barbara at Sparks Reg. Med. Center. She was always kind and loving. She liked to laugh and always had a smile. A wonderful nurse and friend.
Janet Martin
May 7, 2021
Rest in Peace Granny! Thank you for all the help and love you gave Me and my Family! You were the Best Mother In Law! I love you!!
May 6, 2021
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