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Tempa Kae Worsham

July 14, 1947 — February 2, 2018

Tempa Kae Worsham

Tempa Kae (Gould) Worsham, 70, of Viola, Arkansas, passed away, Friday, February 2, 2018 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas. 

She was born in Pomona, Missouri on July 14, 1947, daughter of the late Clinton Angus “C.A.” and Edith Josephine (Turner) Gould. Tempa spent her life as a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt and friend. She was united in marriage to the late R.C. Worsham on March 20, 1964 in West Plains, Missouri. Tempa was a member of the Viola Church of Christ in Viola. Tempa attended West Plains High School with the Class of 1965. She spent 40 years of her life as a cosmetologist and owned her own shop in Mountain Home. All her children were barber’s and worked alongside Tempa in her shop. Tempa loved fishing and traveling. For her 70th birthday she was able to travel to North Carolina. Tempa loved her great grandchildren and had begun making plans for everything she wanted to do with her third great grandchild that is on the way.

Tempa is survived by her daughter, Rita Foster and husband Ricky of Viola; son, Mark Worsham of Viola; six grandchildren, Cody Worsham, Renea Houghtaling and husband Quentin, Raeleen Prinner and husband Joey, Faith Worsham, Ryan Foster and Kevin Foster; two great grandchildren, Trevor Worsham and Jaden Williams; sister, Velma Rieck and husband Wilford of West Plains and brother, Ron Gould and wife Linda of West Plains. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, R.C. Worsham; son, Kevin Lee Worsham; parents, C.A. and Edith Gould; sisters, Cledith Hawkins and Gracie Tucker; brothers, Clinton Gould, Clifford Gould and Denny Gould; niece, Jacklyn Mustion and nephew, Gary Mustion.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 7, 2018 beginning at 2:00 PM with Bro. Don Pfalser officiating at Doty Family Funeral Service Chapel in Salem, Arkansas. Interment will follow at Flora Cemetery in Viola, Arkansas. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until service. 

Pallbearers include: Cody Worsham, Ryan Foster, Kevin Foster, Quentin Houghtaling, Joey Prinner and Justin Gould

Honorary Pallbearers include: Gordon Hawkins, Scott Hawkins, Terry Gould, Richard Gould and Chuck Gould

Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral Service of Salem, Arkansas.

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