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Alice Carolina Wilhelmia Hesse Dobbs

of Sherwood, AR, 1915 - 2019

Alice Carolina Wilhelmia Hesse Dobbs passed on May 12, 2019 at 104 years, she went to be with the Lord to work in His garden. She was born to the late Adolph Charles Hesse and Mathilda (Tillie) Carolina Duensing Hesse on January 20, 1915, in Prairie County in a small community of Ulm, Ark.
She was the wife of the late Arthur J. Dobbs who passed in 1994. She was a proud mother and a loving grandmother to her many grandchildren; they were her pride and joy. Alice was a homemaker for many years, a retired Dillard's employee of 32 years, a volunteer at Memorial Hospital in North Little Rock for twenty-one years, and for a short time a volunteer at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville. She was a long-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church in North Little Rock where she sang in the choir, was a member of the Ladies Guild and the Altar Guild. In 2016, she transferred her membership to Grace Lutheran Church in Little Rock where she was a member of the Ladies Guild. One of her favorite times of the year was spring when her flowers would start to bloom and the birds would be singing, she was always out in her yard planting and taking care of her garden. She was a loyal Razorback and Dallas Cowboy fan; she never missed a game on TV.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband (Arthur Dobbs), two children, (Arthur Jr. and Pamella Dobbs-Troy), a brother, (Melvin Heese), a sister, (Helen Grace Hesse-Stinson), three grandchildren (Heather Dobbs, Christine Troy-Laney and Patricia Ziesmer Troy) and one great-granddaughter, (Tina Ziesmer Johnson). She is survived by her son, Melvin Bruce Dobbs (Becky), two sisters, (Dorothy Mae Clayton and Julie Beatrice Leder), seven grandchildren, James Troy (Hope), Kelly Troy, Arlene Troy-Hughes, Bryon Dobbs (Bonnie), Aaron Dobbs (Brandy) and Rachel Dobbs-Darnell (Scott), 28 great grandchildren, 30 great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild. Plus, a bunch of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
We would like to thank the caring nurses and CNA's at Sherwood Rehab and Nursing Home and Kindred Hospice Care for the loving care they extended to Alice and her family.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Roller Owens Funeral Home in North Little Rock. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Grace Lutheran Church in Little Rock followed by graveside service at Forrest Hill Cemetery in Alexander. In lieu of flowers, memorials can go to Grace Lutheran Church or Trinity Lutheran Church in memory of Alice Dobbs. You may sign the online guestbook at

Published May 15, 2019

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