Dorothy Ann Beard

September 26, 1923August 2, 2018

Dorothy A. Beard, a lifelong resident of Sarasota, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Aug. 2, 2018.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. William A. Beard, her parents, Edwin and Estell Parkins and sister, Betty Connelly. She is survived by her two children and their spouses, John and Pamela Beard and Barbara and Frank Mang; five grandchildren, Brad, Heather, Toni, Bryan and Blair; eight great grandchildren, Travis, Blake, Alex, Bevan, Alexis, Amber, Cayden and Nathan; one great-great grandchild, Liam.

Dorothy was an avid bowler who enjoyed instructing youth bowlers and ultimately inducted into the Sarasota Manatee Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame for her years of service. She loved the game of golf and was a member of Sunrise Golf Course where she became an advocate and benefactor of the Sandhill crane community. Dorothy was a member of an organ club where she shared her talents by visiting and entertaining residents of local nursing facilities. She was a member of St. Boniface Episcopal Church.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, Tidewell Hospice or any animal charity.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at 10:00 AM at Palms Memorial Park.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, August 9, 2018

Dorothy Ann Beard

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