Dorothy E Beddow
December 20, 1930 – June 11, 2018
Dorothy E. Allington Beddow went to be with the Lord June 11, 2018.
She was born in Port Huron, MI, on December 20th, 1930, but lived in St. Clair until she was married. Dorothy and her family lived in Royal Oak and then in Harrison Township, MI, for several years until they moved to Seminole, FL, in 1973.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Beddow; her parents, Robert Allington and Gertrude Westrick Allington; niece, Sharon Socia and nephew, James Kettel. She is survived by her daughter, LuAnn Beddow Curran and son-in-law Jeff Curran; nieces, Lisa (Scott) Zisler, Lori (Bernd) Wewelsiep, Linda (Tony) Cunha, Carolyn (Gary) Weil, Barbara (Gouch) Nicolai, Nancy (Terry) Millard, Beverly (David) Corwin; nephews, Robert L. Allington, Richard R. Allington, Jerry and (Marie) Meldrum; in addition to several great nieces & great nephews. Dorothy is also survived by a brother, Richard W. Allington.
Dorothy was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd for many years. She did volunteer work for Suncoast Hospice of Florida and was also a volunteer for the Pinellas County School District (Pinellas Park Elementary). Prior to that, she was employed by Chrysler Corporation in Centerline, MI, for almost 25 years and at the Molloy Motel in Treasure Island, FL.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that memorial gifts may be made to either: Corgi Aid Rescue – http://corgiaid.org/wp/donate/ or via mail; CorgiAid 2108 N. 38th Street, Seattle, WA 98103 Suncoast Hospice Foundation – https://suncoasthospicefoundation.org/donations or via mail; Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760.
To share condolences, visit Dorothy’s website at www.gardensanctuaryfunerals.com.
- LuAnn Beddow Curran, Daughter
- Jeff Curran, Son-in-law
- Richard W. Allington, Brother
- Mrs. Beddow also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews to cherish her memory.
Dorothy E Beddow
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Bobby, Lori, Rich, Lisa Allington
June 24, 2018
To Our Special Aunt Dorothy,
For loving us unconditionally.
For always believing in us.
For making us feel special,
smart & beautiful.
For saying " I think of you all
as my own".
For fighting your hardest.
For touching our lives forever!
You are now our Special Angel..
Bobby, Lori, Rich and Lisa
June 19, 2018
I became friends with Dorothy while visiting my friend and Dorothy's friend next door neighbor Maria. We got together many times and we enjoyed our friendship. She was my good friend and I will miss her so much. I am a a christian and I believe that one day we will meet again. Rest in peace my good friend. You will be missed.
June 19, 2018
Dear LuAnn You & Your Entire Family have my Heartfelt Sorrow for the Death of Your Beloved Precious Mother Dorothy. Isaiah 25:8.
June 16, 2018
Thank you Aunt Dorothy for all the wonderful smiles and beautiful holidays we spent together <3 I know being in the presence of the Lord must be so sweet and peaceful.... but I won’t forget all of those smiles and laughs we had. I can’t forget your face when you found out how these new phones worked and I got pictures and video footage of you hanging out on the couch!!! 😂 You are so loved and dearly missed.... love you
June 16, 2018
I met her through the lovely corgis. She came to see puppies and we were instant friends. I know she is resting with the lord. My condolences to the family
June 13, 2018
I first met Dorothy while she was volunteering for Hospice of the Florida Suncoast roughly 25 years ago. I was impressed by her caring professionalism and her self-discipline. I marveled at her diplomacy in getting the staff to stay on top of paperwork without coming off like a pint-sized dictator. More wonderfully still was what I came to know about her later as we became friends. She was a loving Christian who didn't always have an easy life, but cherished family and was proud of her daughter and her nieces and nephews. We shared pictures and stories and had many laughs together. Dorothy took an interest in my son, who has no living grandparents, and was thoughtful and kind to him, joyfully watching him grow up. She loved seeing him in his homemade Halloween costumes when he would call on her to Trick or Treat. With my parents and grandparents all gone, that meant a lot to me. I enjoyed her sense of humor as we shared the goings-on of our day-to-day lives over the many years. We grieved lost friends together and supported each other during troubled times. Dorothy had a strength that I admired and seemed to be an unusually independent woman for her era. She held a place in my heart as my Wise Elder when all other elders in my life had long passed. She will remain a positive influence in my life forever. I love and miss you, Dorothy. Peace be with you.
Linda-Lu, John, and Elliot.