Dorothy Ann Bednar, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away on December 21, 2023. She was born on December 24, 1941, to Henry and Gracie Smith in Kaufman, Texas. Dorothy was an extraordinary woman who touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Dorothy's life was a testament to her unwavering faith and devotion to her family. She found solace in the pages of her Bible and took great comfort in her relationship with God. Her deep spirituality was a guiding light that shaped both her character and her interactions with others.
One of Dorothy's many talents was the art of crochet. With nimble hands and a creative spirit, she lovingly crafted beautiful blankets or Christmas ornaments for her loved ones. Each stitch represented the warmth and love she so freely bestowed upon those around her. These precious handmade gifts serve as a lasting reminder of her love and dedication.
Above all else, Dorothy cherished her family. She was deeply committed to creating a nurturing and loving home environment for her five children: Bobbie Gandy and husband Jack, Teressa Floyd and husband Tommy, Patty Evans and husband Kevin, Peggy Lacour, and Robert Bednar Jr. and wife Gina. Dorothy's immense love encompassed not only her children but also extended to her 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews, and other beloved family members.
Dorothy had a genuine love for her family and dedicated her life to their happiness and well-being. She was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Gracie Smith, as well as her loving husband Robert Bednar. Dorothy also mourned the loss of two sisters and one brother, along with son-in-laws Brian Housewright and Tommy Lacour.
Dorothy knew the importance of spending quality time with those she held dear. Her warm embrace created an atmosphere of belonging and acceptance that will forever be cherished. Family gatherings were joyous occasions filled with laughter, shared stories, and unforgettable moments that will be passed down through generations.
The loss of Dorothy leaves a void in the hearts of all who knew her. However, during this time of grief, we take comfort in the memories she left behind. Her legacy of love, faith, and compassion will continue to inspire us all. It is through these memories that we can find the strength to celebrate her remarkable life.
A visitation will be held in honor of Dorothy at Faith Baptist Church on December 27, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. We invite all who knew Dorothy to pay their respects and share their cherished memories.
A funeral service will follow on December 28, 2023, at Faith Baptist Church at 10:00 AM. This solemn gathering will provide an opportunity for family and friends to reflect on Dorothy's life and say their final goodbyes.
Dorothy will be laid to rest beside her loving husband in the peaceful grounds of Morrow Chapel Cemetery.
Throughout her journey on this Earth, Dorothy Ann Bednar gifted us with unwavering love, tenderness, and a profound sense of warmth. Her memory will live on within our hearts forever. May she rest peacefully and may her spirit guide us towards a future filled with compassion and love for one another.