Dorothy Daloris Raborn Buffalo


Dorothy Daloris Raborn Buffalo, 96, of Carlisle, was born September 12, 1919 to George and Elsie Raborn in Carlisle, Arkansas and she passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at home surrounded by her family.

On January 30, 1941, she married Robert M. Buffalo.  For nearly sixty years, they lived and worked the farm where she was born and she continued to be involved with the farm she so loved until her death.

She was a charter member of Carlisle Progressive Club, active in Extension Homemakers Clubs for more than fifty years and could often be found having lunch with friends at the Carlisle Senior Citizen’s Center.  She and Robert raised their family in the Baptist Church where she was active for many years.

Mrs. Buffalo is survived by sons, Robert E. and Richard F. (Dianne) Buffalo both of Carlisle and her daughter, Janice (Jim) Gooch of Forrest City.

She is also survived by six grandchildren who called her “Nana”, Carole Acord, Mark Buffalo, Suzanne Bible, Richard Buffalo, Jonathan Buffalo and Alexandria Buffalo; great grandchildren surviving are Lauren Nelson Pickering, Alexis Nelson, Eric and Vivian Bible, Devon, Heather, Mary Elisabeth, Noah, Kaitlyn, William and Owen Buffalo and Ruby Cash and one great great grandson, Asher Johnson.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, Georgia Lee Buffalo, and granddaughter, Dr. Elizabeth Buffalo Nelson.

Visitation will be 6-8 P.M., Thursday, June 16, at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Friday, June 17, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Carlisle.  Interment will be in the Carlisle Cemetery.

2 thoughts on “Dorothy Daloris Raborn Buffalo”

  1. Frances (Love) Bates

    Buffalo Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs Buffalo I remember her as a kid and how sweet she was. I am Jimmy Love’s daughter and I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Brigitte Rogers

    NaNa was one of the strongest and sweetest of all the women I have known in my life. Always welcomed me and my children as a part of the family. She was an inspiration for me to be who I am because “that’s how the Lord made me”. She will always be with us in one way or another.

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