Gwendolyne McCaffrey

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Gwendolyne McCaffrey, a resident of Eureka Springs, AR, was born Nov. 13, 1917 Mt. Vernon, IL, a daughter of Ernest and Betsy "Bessie" (Schwartz) Bumpus. She departed this life Saturday, Jul. 14, 2012 in Eureka Springs, AR, at the age of 94.

She attended the United Methodist Church in Eureka Springs. When she lived in San Diego, she loved spending time with friends and family playing Bridge and having dinners. After college, she was a Civil Service worker in Chicago, Washington, D.C. and later in San Diego for the Department of the Navy.

She is survived by one daughter, Karen McCaffrey and fiancÚ Mark Pouncey of Eureka Springs, AR; one son, Gary McCaffrey of Eureka Springs, AR; one grandson, Brandon Schwitzer and fiancÚ Deveney Dubois of Eureka Springs, AR; several other family and friends.

On Jul. 6, 1945, she was united in marriage with Vincent Francis McCaffrey who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation arrangements were made with Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be sent to the Patients Choice Hospice, #2 Parkcliff Drive, Holiday Island, AR 72631. Online condolences may be sent to the family at