Violet Lurline Dawes Arthur was born to Vernon and Rita Baker Dawes on Dec. 3, 1918, in Payne County, Okla. She was the oldest of five children, Russell, Leland, Jack Dawes, and Ruby Wooten, all of whom preceded her in death. Violet graduated from Agra High School in Oklahoma then moved to Slaton, Texas, to live with grandparents, John and Lula Baker. She met Joe C. Arthur of Southland and they were married Nov. 24, 1937. After moving many times around Texas, Amarillo, Clarendon, Mineola, Littlefield, Lubbock, Dallas, and Plano, she came back to Lubbock in 1985. She has been a very active member of First Baptist Church and the Faith Sunday School Class. During these twenty-eight years, she enjoyed many Bible Studies and Precept Bible Courses and served several offices within her Sunday School Class. She enjoyed all of the activities offered at Grand Court Lubbock, beginning May 2007, until falling in her apartment on June 8, 2013. After that accident she was very hesitant to even try to walk. Survivors include two sons, Lynvol Joe Arthur and wife Anne of Granbury, and D'Nard Dawes Arthur and wife Beth of Lubbock; grandchildren, Illayna Miller and husband Richard of Weatherford, Garrett Arthur and wife Amy of Austin, D'Nard Arthur II and wife Jennifer of Dallas, Dr. Deidre Parish and husband Dr. Bud Parish of Frisco, Candace D'Ann Dunn and husband Adam of Dexter, Mich.; great-grandchildren, Grayson Miller, Fiona Violet and Emmett Arthur, Tripp, Allie Ann and Zander Arthur, Catherine and Isabella Parish, and Cameron Elizabeth and Tucker Lewis Dunn. Memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church with Bro John Ballard officiating. Inurnment will follow in Slaton Cemetery Saturday afternoon. Many thanks to Ken, Emma and JoHannah of The Rose House for extra love and care during these last two and a half months, twenty-four hours, seven days a week. Contributions may be made to First Baptist Lubbock, Hospice of Lubbock, or the Rose House.
Published in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal on August 28, 2013