Dolores Earlene Martin, age 94, of Mena, Arkansas, died Thursday, May 28, 2020, at her home surrounded by family. She was born on Sunday, August 15, 1926 to Bryce Earl and Georgia Ann Higgins Loomis in Best, Texas.

Dolores was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she served 26 years as the librarian and taught many different classes as well. She especially loved to teach the small children in Church. Dolores was a member of the Ladies Relief Society. She was passionate about animals of all kinds but especially her horses and dogs. Dolores believed animals showed their love expecting no reward in return. She raised and trained Quarter Horses for both showing and selling.

Dolores was a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband Forrest Martin; one brother, Bryce Loomis; and one sister, Maxine Burger.

Dolores is survived by her daughter, Barbara Brooks; two brothers, Roy Loomis and Dieghton Loomis; three sisters, Darlene Hansen, Patricia McCarter and Barbara Elliot; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at the Six Mile Cemetery in Hatfield, with President Tom McClanahan officiating under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

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5-18-21 2:07 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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