Dorothy Lucille Bedford

July 28, 1928September 20, 2020

Dorothy Lucille Eiland Bedford, age 92, of Tyler passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020. Dorothy was born Saturday, July 28, 1928 to Calvin Thomas and Maudie Burrows Eiland. Dorothy was a kind and loving woman whose passion was to care for others, especially her family. Dorothy was an excellent cook who enjoyed arts and crafts, and traveling the world with her husband. She enjoyed selling Avon which she did for many years. During her time at The Heights of Tyler Nursing Home she loved to play Bingo, 7-UP, and Nickel Toss. Dorothy will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Norman Bedford, parents and siblings. She is survived by her four children, James Bedford and wife Linda, Janet Mitchum and husband Rusty, David Bedford and wife Julie, Linda Mills and husband John and their families A visitation for Dorothy will be held Friday, September 25, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Tyler Memorial Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at 2:00 p.m. at Tyler Memorial Park Cemetery.


  • A Time of Visitation

    Friday, September 25, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, September 25, 2020


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Annie Sears

September 24, 2020

My Aunt Dorothy was so very special to me. When growing up, my family traveled from California to visit the Bedford family in Texas several times. My dad, Victor, had a special place in his heart for his youngest sister (there were 10 siblings), and would decide at the drop of a hat, it was time to go for a visit. My memories of visiting were of the wonderful food aromas coming from the kitchen and the warm, inviting home where we were comfortable visiting. To me, Aunt Dorothy seemed much like my mom, Gladys, in many ways. They were both calm, sweet, caring of others and loving. I will cherish these fond memories and so many more, and remember all the happy times we had together. We all will remember the happiness Aunt Dorothy brought to our hearts.

Roxie Gardner

September 24, 2020

Was so very sorry to hear about your Mother. I remember her working at the Health Dept, she always had a smile on her face, would always talk to you and gave great hugs. I know the pain you are feeling now, but think of all the memories you have, the laughs, the talks, and just hanging out together. Keep those close to your heart, and always remember her smile.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. Just remember something she did that made you both laugh, and let it bring a smile to your face.

Cathy Bedford

September 23, 2020

There are so many amazing memories that I have with memaw. She was such an amazing person and was always helping people. I remember sitting on her porch and shucking corn as well as learning how to bake chocolate pies from scratch. She had unbelievable patience and could deal with grand kids at their best. Our huge Christmas baking events with the grandkids created the biggest messes, but were the most fun and memorable. They brought us all together to create all the goodies before the big day. She just radiated with love and you could miss the joy in her face if you didn’t take time to look. She found a way to make everyone feel special. I do have a fondness of her signature red lipstick that I too wear.

Linda Mills

September 23, 2020

Things my mother taught me:

1. You can freeze anything if you have a big enough freezer (a body, Moose etc).
2. Cook everything on high, a little carbon never hurt anyone.
3. Christmas songs will make you feel better, no matter what time of year.
4. Love and help others, as much as you can.
5. Don't let life discourage you, it will all work out.
6. Flowers in the yard or house make life beautiful.
7. It doesn't matter what you are doing, if you do it togeather it is more fun (cracking pecans, cooking, celebrating etc.).

I will always Love and cherish my mother and the time I spent with her.


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