Memorial for Marlys Harpole
5:00 PM Friday, July 19th, 2019
Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home
Marlys Yvonne Harpole, age 88 of Garfield, Arkansas, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2019 at Circle of Life Hospice at Legacy Village, Bentonville, Arkansas. She was born on June 16, 1931 in Noonan, North Dakota to Norval Gochanour and Mabel (Peterson) Gochanour.
From the age of five, Marlys and her siblings were raised by a single mother who made sure all her children were in church whenever the doors were open. As a small child, she enjoyed singing in church and playing the piano. She became a Christian at a young age and that faith sustained her until she took her last breath. Following graduation from Noonan High School in 1949, Marlys moved to Seattle, Washington. She married Samuel “Jerry” Harpole at her mother’s home in Seattle on January 12, 1952. After owning a grocery store and butcher shop in the Seattle area for about 10 years, the couple and their three children moved to Garfield, Arkansas. Up until her death, they still lived together on the same farm they bought in Garfield in the summer of 1967. Before retiring, Marlys worked at several places including Gene’s IGA in Bentonville and Arvest Bank in Rogers. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved her family and cherished time with them. She attended countless school and sporting events thru the years to support her children, grandchildren and even her great-grandchildren. She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her. Our family would like to thank the compassionate, loving staff at Circle of Life Hospice at Legacy Village for the amazing care they provided for Marlys and our entire family during the last 68 days of her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Siblings- Norval Gochanour Jr., DoraDell Landburg, Vernon Gochanour, Dwayne Gochanour and Robert Gochanour.
Marlys is survived by her loving husband of 67-1/2 years, Samuel “Jerry” Harpole of the home; Children-Vicky Garrett and husband, Les of Springdale, AR; Karen Walker of Garfield, AR; Sam Harpole and wife, Cyndy of Rogers, AR. Five Grandchildren-Jenni Jones (Aaron) of Centerton, AR; Amanda Hitt (Brandon) of Centerton, AR; Melody Zechiedrich (Leonard) of Rogers, AR; Matthew Dickhut of Fayetteville, AR; Tanner Harpole of Fayetteville, AR. Six Great- Grandchildren-Brooklynn, Charlie and Zane Zechiedrich; Roman and Bauer Hitt; Hawkins Wilkerson.
A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held at Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home, 3800 West Walnut Street, Rogers, Arkansas on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Visitation with the family will begin immediately after the memorial service and end at 7:00 p.m. There will be a private family inurnment ceremony at a later date at the Fayetteville National Cemetery in Fayetteville, AR. In lieu of flowers, contributions to honor her memory may be made to Circle of Life Hospice at Legacy Village, 1201 NE Legacy Parkway, Bentonville, AR 72712 - OR - to Circle of Life Ladies Auxiliary “Angel Fund”, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, AR 72762 (www.GiveToCircle.org)
Arrangements by Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home, 3800 West Walnut, Rogers.