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Carol Ellen Mayhugh
Carol Ellen Giffin Mayhugh, 77, of Springdale, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at the Apple Creek Health and Rehab in Centerton.
Carol was born on April 15, 1943 in Iola, Kansas, a daughter of John Giffin and Rachel Brown Giffin. She was the widow of the late Robert Hershel Mayhugh, whom she married on June 25, 1965. Carol was a Registered Nurse and House Supervisor at the Washington Regional Hospital for 35 years. Carol attended Sunday school at Cross Church and was known for her unique wit, her calming administration and her attention to detail.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert, one sister, Betty Straight, three brothers, Kenneth Giffin, Dean Giffin and Clinton Giffin.
She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca and husband Mike Stewart of Bentonville; her son Robert Wayne Mayhugh of Springdale; one sister, Sonja Breeden of Springdale; three grandchildren, Jessika Buehne, Blake Buehne, and Camren Buehne; and her beloved dog, Skippy.
Visitation will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Springdale on Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 5: 00pm to 7:00pm.
Funeral services will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Chapel on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be conducted at the Bluff Cemetery under the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Springdale. Due to concerns of the COVID Pandemic and according to Arkansas State regulations, attendance will be limited to 125 people and all will be required to wear masks. Please visit www.backstrom-pyeattte.com to sign our online guestbook
Ms. Mayhugh will not be forgotten as she was my preceptor when I started at WRMC. She was always calm and ready to handle anything that came her way. I loved her wit and humor when she was facing a challenge. She taught me so much about everything at WRMC. She was a great house supervisor and enjoyed her work. I will miss her!
Faye Sheck Sep 21 2020 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Carol Mayhugh
Faye Sheck Sep 21 2020 12:00 AM
I worked for many years on the 5th floor at WRMC and Ms. Mayhugh was the House Supervisor during that time. She was always helpful and her calm demeanor was very much appreciatedwhen challenging occasions would arise.
She was such a good example to other nurses and all those who worked with her.
Donia Watson Sep 21 2020 12:00 AM
Such a beautiful women inside. Spoke with careful chosen words so the point would come across but not hurt anybody's feelings. I've admired her the entire time she was the Night House Supervisor at WRMC. Such a calm knowledgeable lady in so many faucets of life. Truly a GEM of a WOMAN. Glad I had the opportunity to have her in my life, taught me a
lot by her actions towards life. Peace & Comfort to her family
Janet (Howe) Staley Sep 20 2020 12:00 AM
Mrs. Mayhugh was a very compassionate and caring woman. She was a super supervisor. Her calm personality was so reassuring to patients, family, and staff.Condolences to her children and grandbabies.
Connie Monahan RN Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM
Wonderful nurse and very kind beautiful woman. I worked night shift in the ER at WRMC and always had the highest respect for Carol. Rest In Peace youre with The Lord now.
Deanna Kimble Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM
She was a wonderful person. I learnt so much from her. I am close to her age and we use to talk about nursing years ago and how much things had changed. We would talk about grandchildren. She loved them so much. Prayers to the family during this difficult time.
Kathy Ross LPN
Kathy Ross Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM
Miss Mayhugh was respected and admired by so many nurses at Washington Regional. She was the backbone of the night shift for many of us, and we always felt assurance in her abilities, professionalism, calmness and leadership. Im not alone in expressing her huge impact on my career. She will be missed. She was a great role model. This is a huge loss, but her legacy will remain. I think of her often.
Connie Prinsloo, RN
Connie Prinsloo Sep 17 2020 12:00 AM
Mother Mayhugh taught me so many valuable lessons as a new nurse! I still frequently quote her. God bless you, and you are in my prayers
Rebecca Presley Sep 17 2020 12:00 AM
I can still hear her answer the phone, Mayhugh Ill admit I sobbed for a few on seeing this obit, but then laughed as I remembered her keen wit and a touch of sarcasm and that little Mayhugh grin. When I first met her it was through my own parents but then worked with her myself for several years in which time she was mentor, confidant, surrogate mom, and co-conspirator. Not much if anything got past her, so many words come to mind to describe her, commitment, dedication, wisdom, professionalism. They dont make nurses like Mayhugh anymore. Becky if youre reading this, my mama, Rosa in Endoscopy, sure loved your mama! I hope theyve already had a reunion!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Renee Evans-Malouf Sep 17 2020 12:00 AM