Posted On June 3rd, 2012 -


84, of Greers Ferry, AR born July 16, 1927 in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, passed away at Seven Springs Nursing Home in Heber Springs, Arkansas on April 12th, 2012.

One of eight children of Ching Hing and Louisa Kong. She was married to Robert L. Gruber for 66 years. Dora was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters Irene Chew Lan Len and Winifred Bow Yuk Mahi, and her brother Ah Sheong Dang.

She is survived by her husband Robert; son David Gruber (Sharon) of Maumelle, AR.; two daughters Carol St. John (Scott) of Monticello, Ar., and Deborah Pearce of Tumecula, Ca. Her brothers Edward Ching of Pearl City Hawaii and Donald Ching (Helen) of Waimalu, Hawaii, sisters Muriel DeLawder (Doug) of Frederick, Md. And Kam Brenno (Kris) of Nipomo, CA. are surviving. Three grand-daughters, three great-grand-children, and numerous beloved nieces and nephews also live with her memory.

There was a memorial service in Greers Ferry on April 28th at 2pm at Holiday Hills United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the Greers Ferry Volunteer Ambulance Fund at 892 Shiloh Road, Greers Ferry AR 72067.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran