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Julita Gardner Archambault

Julita Gardner Archambault, 69, of Searcy passed away from this life, December 4, 2016 at Unity Health. She was born to the late Dr. Welton Hudgins and Frances (Mazza) Hudgins on February 12, 1947 in Dallas, Texas.

Julita was a member of Trinity Parish Episcopal Church where she past served on the Vestry as Treasurer for many years. She was a past Board Member of the Humane Society of Searcy for almost 20 years. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed puzzles of any kind. She loved her family and her friends, but her main passion was for her "Grands." She had a heart as big as life itself and believed in "Paying it Forward".

Left to cherish Julita's memory is One son; Trey Gardner (Sheri) of Little Rock, One daughter; Deidra (Gardner) Porter of Conway, Two brothers; Robert Hudgins (Tina) of Searcy, Mike Hudgins (Janet) of Bentonville, one sister; Mary Jo Chambers (Milton), four grandchildren; Grace Caroline Gardner, Cecily Faith Dilbeck, Lyndsey Clair Gardner, and Nathan Scott Porter, and her friend of many years Linda.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her first husband; Homer Cecil Gardner, and her second husband; Henry Archambault.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be Friday, December 9, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Searcy at 11:00 a.m. with entombment following at Oaklawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your favorite charity.

All Funeral services have been entrusted to Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.

  • Visitation

    December 08, 2016
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Funeral Service

    December 09, 2016
    11:00 AM

    Trinity Episcopal Church

    200 N. Elm St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 268-5270

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A candle was lit in memory of Julita Archambault

Delilah K Brown Mar 24 2017 12:00 AM

Julita and we "summer friends." I spent my summers in Searcy with my grand parents and cousins every year and Julita was always my buddy. Over the last 60 years we have remained friends. I will miss her when we visit Searcy again this summer. She was always the sweetest kindest person. I stil have the laundry bag she gave me when I graduated from high school. What a wonderful lady.

Posted by Ann Yingling - Savannah, GA - Friend   December 19, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Just hearing the sad news. I will miss my friend. My Prayers for the family and Linda

Posted by Fonda M - Friend   December 18, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Deidre and Trey, I want to offer my sincere condolences in the death of your mother. Julita was a long time friend and I am sorry was out of the country and could not attend services for her. My prayers for all of your family. Irene

Posted by Irene Gray - Searcy, AR - Friend   December 09, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

We have never forgotten her smiles and joy she brought us every time we met or worked together at Barkin' Barn. We know how much her family and Linda will miss her. God Bless Regina and Dennis Bennett

Posted by Regina Bennett - Port St Lucie, FL - Friend   December 09, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Baby girl, I cannot imagine the pain you are in, but just know we love and pray for you and Nanny said to tell you she loves you and is praying for you as well.

Posted by Pam, Wayne and Nanny Shilling - Redfield - Friend   December 09, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Julita was such a sweet lady and I will miss her caring words and friendship. My prayers are with her family during the difficult days ahead.
Pennie Moore

Posted by Pennie Moore - Pangburn, AR - Friend   December 09, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry to hear of Julita's passing. A most recent memory is of her sharing a gospel CD with me at my late husbands funeral. I send my sincere Condolences and will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Pam Snow - Friend   December 09, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sorry for the the family's loss. We saw Julita when donating to Barking Barn.

Posted by Roger Dobbins - Searcy, AR - Family Friend   December 08, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Robert, I'm sorry for your loss. May God Bless you and your family with many wonderful memories in the days to come.

Posted by Gwen Anderson - Searcy, AR - Classmate   December 08, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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