Donna Bush Carle

November 22, 1943February 3, 2019

Donna Carle, 75, passed peacefully early in the morning on February 3, 2019, at Hudson Memorial Nursing Home after a long battle with vascular dementia. She was born November 22, 1943, in El Dorado, AR to Nathaniel Clyde and Eradelle Chandler Bush. Donna graduated from El Dorado High School in 1961 and from Southern Arkansas University in 1965 with a BSE.

Donna lived a life of service, working as a teacher and at the Arkansas Department of Human Services as fraud investigator, case manager, and rehab counselor. Donna volunteered much of her extra time to her beloved church and other organizations. Her family knows she was welcomed into heaven with the words, "Well done, my good and faithful servant!"

She will be remembered as a gracious, loving, generous, intelligent, accomplished, determined, hard-working, Christian woman. Donna dearly loved her children and family.

Preceded in death by her lifelong love Thomas Russell Carle, Sr., her parents, Richard Bush (brother), Jessica Carle (daughter), Thomas Carle, Jr. (step-son)

She is survived by her Daughter Laura Barrow (Austin) of El Dorado, AR, Grandchildren Max and Olivia Barrow of El Dorado, AR, Brother Dr. David Bush (Joanie) of El Dorado, AR, Sister-in-law Dixie Bush of Hot Springs Village, AR, Step-children Ellen Carle of Annapolis, MD, Sue Dodson of St. Louis, MO, Lucy Lindsey (Don) of Naples, FL, and many loving friends and family.

Service will be Thursday, February 7, 2019, 1PM at St. Mark United Methodist Church in El Dorado, AR. Burial will follow at Arlington Memorial Park under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.

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  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 7, 2019


  • Interment

Donna Bush Carle

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Carol Lachut

February 16, 2019

May beautiful memories of your mother sustain you, and may you be comforted by the thoughts and compassion of others who are sharing this sorrow with you.

EHS Class Of 1961 Sharon Herring

February 7, 2019

Having known Donna since Yocum Elementary, we say a sad farewell to our classmate. She will be missed.
Rest In Peace. 💜

Shawn Bean

February 7, 2019

My prayers and condolences to the family of Donna Carle. She had such a beautiful, caring, and sweet spirit. May God comfort your hearts today and in the many days ahead.
Love and prayers,
Shawn Bean

Debbie Harbour

February 6, 2019

Laura: Thoughts and prayers to you and to your family during this time.
Debbie Harbour - Class of 96


February 5, 2019


Sorry to hear of your sister's passing. You and your family are in my prayers.

Steve Cook

Kathy Jackson

February 4, 2019

I'm so sorry. Prayers lifted for you and yours. Love and hugs coming your way.

Dianne Simpson Dalton

February 4, 2019

Bro. David, Joanie and Family,
Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, our most heartfelt condolences. Mildred Simpson, Terry and Family; Dianne and Family; Rose and Family; C.W and Family.

Melissa Lytle

February 4, 2019

You will be missed. My condolences to your family.