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Dorothy Gay (Tolman) Beal

Died: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018


9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Fri., Aug. 31, 2018
Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Aug. 31, 2018
Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Interment following funeral service

Fri., Aug. 31, 2018
Location: Lovell Cemetery

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Dorothy Gay Tolman Beal was born November 20, 1932 in Lovell WY and passed away peacefully sitting in her backyard August 27, 2018.  Services were held Friday August 31 in the Lovell Wyoming Stake Center.  She is buried beside her husband in the Lovell Cemetery.  Dorothy was born to parents Wilford Richard and Elvira Tolman.  Dorothy was the 8th of 9 children born into the Tolman Family.    

Dorothy attended elementary school in Otto and later Greybull High School.  She married William (Bud) Beal on September 30, 1949, and they were later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple on June 22, 1951.  The couple lived primarily in Lovell, WY, and Bridger Mt, where their three children Leslie, Trudy and Tracy were born.    

Dorothy dedicated herself to raising her family.  No matter where they were or what the kids and grandchildren were doing, it was important to her. Dorothy never shied away from hard work.  She just did what needed to be done and figured she was fully capable of doing any task.  Sewing clothes for her family was one of those things that needed to be done.  Dorothy was quite the seamstress. Dorothy always wanted to help in any way she could. Dorothy enjoyed working in her flower gardens.  From Pansies to Petunias she enjoyed caring for and having beautiful flowers outside her home.  You could not find an animal that didn’t LOVE Dorothy or an animal Dorothy didn’t love.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers Vaughn, Charles, Verl, and Clarence Tolman, 3 sisters Luilla Langberg, Hazel Peterson, and Madeline Peterson, son-in-law Noel Hoffman, Grandson Dan Leithead and husband Bud.  

Dorothy was a small petite woman but nothing about her was small or petite.  She loved large beyond measure, providing unconditional love to her family and others.  She was always cheering on her grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Leslie (Noel) Hoffman, Trudy (Vance) Leithead, Tracy (Valerie) Beal, Sister-in-law Diana (Bill) Harrison, six grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.      

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Beth Sibbett and Lyman Sibbett
   Posted Fri August 31, 2018
Love Dorothy and Bud Beal!

mary yorgason
   Posted Sun September 02, 2018
great neighbors, but more like family! love to both Bud and Dorothy.

A Caring Neighor
   Posted Wed September 05, 2018
Our prayers and sympathy are sent to the family during this difficult time. Isaiah 25:8

Someone Who Cares
   Posted Fri October 05, 2018
Remember the good times shared with your loved one to help you stay strong. Ps. 55:22

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