Graveside services were held on Feb. 27 for Dorothy Aileen Tyhurst, 78, of Exeter. She passed away on Feb. 24.

She was born on March 12, 1925 in Vinton, Iowa. She came to Tulare County with her family at the age of two and graduated from Tulare Union High School. She married Paul Tyhurst in Tulare on Dec. 14, 1947 and they settled in Exeter in 1949. She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for Lincoln School for 25 years. She loved to work with the Tulare County Genealogy Society, golfing with her girlfriends at the Exeter Golf Course and her collection of elephant items.

She is surviverd by her husband, Paul Tyhurst of Exeter; sister, Ila Lippincott of Spokane, Wash.; 18 loving nieces and nephews as well as a host of great nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 211 N. Encina, Visalia, CA 93291.

On-line condolences may be made to www.smithfamilychapel.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Smith Family Chapel, Exeter.

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