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Dorothy Tinsley


06/22/1927 - 12/23/2014 Obituary
Dorothy Tinsley Obituary
Dorothy Tinsley, 87 passed away December 23, 2014 in Bakersfield, California. She was born Dorothy Marie Jackson to Charles and Pearl Jackson in Waco, Texas on June 22, 1927. She moved to Bakersfield in early childhood where she attended local schools and worked for an eyeglass grinding company. In January of 1949 Dorothy married her husband Robert and settled down to raise a family. She was a talented seamstress for over 25 years and later retired from Thrifty Drug. After many years in Bakersfield, she and Robert moved to Tehachapi in September, 1990, where she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially the monthly bus trips to Eagle Mountain. Recent health problems returned her to Bakersfield.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Pearl Jackson, a son, Donald Tinsley, and daughter, Carolyn Abraham. She is survived by her husband of over 65 years, Robert, a son, Steven Tinsley of Bakersfield, a daughter, Linda Lee of Rocklin, a sister, Shirley Allen of Weldon and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mother Earth will now claim her, returning her to her origin, and though she will be as one with the earth forever, she will also be as one in our hearts forever.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Jan. 6, 2015
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