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“Dear Randy and family, We just heard about your Mother today and we are so very sorry for your loss. From reading the messages, she certainly sounds...Read More »
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“Your mother was a wonderful teacher and a great example to all of her students. She treated students fairly and had a great humor. I enjoyed the...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Karen Wann Parker

“Dear Randy and Dale and families, I am sorry you have lost your mom for a while. But thanks to Jesus, we have the assurance we will see our loved...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Dee Gee Farrell

“I remember the good times I had with your Mom while teaching at the high school. She always seemed upbeat about everything. Norman is not well so I...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Ruth Marie Crowder

“Dale: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Michael Campbell

“Aunt Dorothy was my favorite great aunt,she always had a way to make us laugh.Iwill miss you Aunt Dorothy,Linda Jeanne's son Jimmy. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Jimmy Evans

“When I think of Dorothy I smile because she always made me and other people smile. What a great role model to all of those students and others! ...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Lula Belle Powers

“Dale, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Andy O'Mara ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Andy O'Mara

“I met Dorothy in 1962 when we were PE majors at UofA. She was one of my best friends, a great mentor, and "substitute" Mother. We shared many very...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Becky Ryder

“Dale, We are sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Tim and Jo Pianalto ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Tim Pianalto

“Dear Randy and Dale, I lift you, up and release His Peace, His Presence, His Glory, His burden removing, yolk destroying power to touch, you and fill...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Jan DeWese

“Randy and Dale, She was the best, the best of the best. The best mom, the best teacher, the best friend, best advisor. When I think of my school...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Nicoll Litterell

“Randy & Dale: Remembering all the god times we shared while growing up. Could never forget your Mother's infectious laugh! She was ALWAYS so...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Roger Burton

“Heaven has gained another Beautiful Angel ! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of sorrow. Robbin & Cindy Rusk , Ross &...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Cindy Rusk

“Heaven had gained another Beautiful Angel . Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of sorrow..Robbin & Cindy Rusk , Ross and...Read More »
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Dorothy Lea Tyler, 76, of Springdale, passed away Friday, February 17, 2012 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. She was born August 2, 1935 in Dexter, Kansas to Cyrus and Blanch Leas McGowan.

Dorothy was a Physical Education Teacher for Springdale High School where she served for twenty eight years. She was also a member of the U of A Alumni Association.

Dorothy is survived by one son, Alvin Dale Tyler and wife Jo Ann of Bella Vista; one daughter, Randy Isely and husband Art of Danville, Arkansas; one sister, Velma Finley of Weatherford, Texas; five grandchildren, Jennifer Phomsithi, Randee Gilkey, Matthew Tyler, Alison Wilson and Tracy Tyler and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Monday, February 20, 2012 at 10 am at Sisco Funeral Chapel of Springdale with Rev. Johnny Harp officiating. Burial will be in Butler Creek Cemetery in Sulphur Springs.

No visitation is planned.

Memorials may be made to the University of Arkansas Alumni Association, 491 North Razorback Road, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 or the Razorback Foundation, 1295 S. Razorback Road, Suite A, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701.

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