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Ute Heide (Dolch) Day

April 30, 2022


Ute Dolch Day, 80, of Russellville, Arkansas, passed away Saturday April 30, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.  There will be a visitation on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 2:00-4:00 PM, at Humphrey Funeral Home Chapel.  Cremation arrangements are with the Herman Humphrey Dignity Cremation Center.

Ute is survived by her husband, Bobby Day; her sister Elke Brumley; sons Cliff Puckett and Greg Puckett, and daughters-in-law Lisa Puckett and Anna Olsen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernst Max & Gudrun Maria (Goetz) Dolch; her sister, Gudrun; and two brothers, Gernot and Volker.

Ute was born in 1941, in Karlsruhe, Germany, growing up in the nearby town of Sinsheim, Germany.  She moved to the United States in 1962, proudly becoming a U.S. citizen, where she worked as a professional translator and lovingly raised two boys.  Ute and Bobby moved to Russellville in 1989 where she lived until her passing.  Ute was an avid gardener, lover of classical music, and an accomplished amateur historian, with special interest in the American Civil War.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her name and honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  Internet obituary and online guestbook are available at

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May 7, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Humphrey Funeral Chapel
2801 West Main
Russellville, AR 72801


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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