Claudia Lorraine Martin Doepel, of Ulm, Arkansas, Age 88, passed away October 23, 2023.
Lorraine was born May 13, 1935 near DeValls Bluff, Arkansas to Cliff Martin and Phebia Gibbs Martin Griffith. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Ulm where she served as church secretary for 40 years before retiring. Lorraine also worked for the Town of Ulm as City/Court Clerk, recorder/treasurer from 1982 – 2015 when she retired. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Doepel; Parents; an infant sister, Julie Martin; one brother James Orville Martin and her grandparents.
Lorraine is survived by her children, 3 sons, Kenny Doepel of Ulm, Tim (Teresa) Doepel of DeValls Bluff, Dennis (Vera) Doepel of Ulm and one daughter, Rita (Randy) Booker of Clarendon, one step-sister, Florence (Jimmy) Herrod of Pine Bluff. Six Grandchildren; Heather (Matt) Spoon, Derek (Carmen) Doepel of DeValls Bluff; Brent (Sarah) Smith of Stuttgart, Craig (Amber) Doepel of Ulm, Adam Smith of Biscoe, Kayla (Evan) Frazier of Brinkley. 11 Great-Grandchildren; Lauren, Bailey, and Nathan Spoon, Brooklyn and Jaxson Smith, Harper Doepel of DeValls Bluff; Ember and Blair Smith of Stuttgart; Halleigh and Liam Doepel of Ulm; Myles Frazier of Brinkley.
Funeral service will be October 25, 2023 at 11:00AM at Zion Lutheran Church in Ulm, Visitation prior to service at 10:00AM. Interment will be Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Ulm. Arrangements made by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen, Arkansas.