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Vivian Dilworth

October 20, 1936 — April 17, 2023

Corpus Christi

Vivian “Bea” Irene Dilworth went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 17, 2023. She was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on October 20,1936 to Richard and Eleanor (Barganski) Anderson. She grew up in the Gregory/Taft area and went to high school in Sinton.

Bea was preceded in death by her parents, her husband- Bill, two brothers- Kenneth and Virgil Anderson, three sons- Richard, Wes, and Tuffy, her daughter- Carol, and her granddaughter- Ashley.

She is survived by her siblings- Rhonda (John) Schneider, Richard “Dickie” Anderson, Sharon Vaden, her sons- Darrel and Dusty (Robin), her daughter- Linda (Willem), 12 grandchildren- Benton, Leighton, Jeffrey, Michael, Kaylee, Heather, Terron, Jessica, Jesse, Weldon, Waylon, Weston, and 16 great-grandchildren as well as countless nieces, nephews, and cousin.

She married George Hayden James from Portland, and they had seven children: Richard Logan, Darrell Lee, Carol Renee, Wes Clayton, Linda Rochelle, George Hayden Jr. “Dusty” and Clifford Allen “Tuffy”.

Bea was a wonderful homemaker and seamstress. She sewed many of her girls’ clothing and made western shirts for her sons. She was a woman of many talents; she painted, quilted, crocheted, knitted, miniatured, and made beaded jewelry. There wasn’t much she couldn’t accomplish, and it brought her great joy to make precious gifts by hand for her loved ones.

She married the love of her life William “Bill” Morton Dilworth in 1978. They loved to travel the country, taking many trips in their travel trailer to visit Bill’s family in Tennessee or going on adventures to New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona. Bea found much of her artistic inspiration in the beautiful scenery of their travels, and made breathtaking paintings out of these priceless memories.

Family was of utmost value to Bea. She spent most of her days around the kitchen table sharing coffee and stories with family and friends. She traveled to spend time with her grandchildren, watching them play sports or celebrating milestones. She dedicated hundreds of hours to researching the ancestry of her family, sometimes traveling to other cities or states to find new details. One thing is certain; family was important to Bea, and everything she did, she did for her family.

She will be missed greatly, but the lessons and love she bestowed on those who knew her will be cherished forever and carried forward in our hearts.

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