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Opal Bedford

Opal Mary Bedford died March 2 at her home in Grass Valley. She was 96.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 15, at Christian Life Center in Grass Valley.

Mrs. Bedford was born Oct. 28, 1911, in Jewel County, Kan., to Charles Francis Kyte and Cora Elsie Peer. She graduated from Superior Nebraska High School in 1929.



She married Dallas LaVerne Renner and settled in Hayward, where they started their family.

They moved to Grass Valley in 1946. Following his death, she struggled as a widow until she met and married Roy Bedford in 1950.




Mrs. Bedford worked as a housekeeper for several Grass Valley families for many years. She was a member of Christian Life Center and enjoyed gardening and sewing, especially making comforters for family and the homeless. She was always busy growing and canning vegetables and fruit, sewing and working to help provide for her family.

Mrs. Bedford is survived by her daughters Eloise Kay Drake and Debra Wood of Grass Valley; son, Dallas Renner of Tel Aviv, Israel; stepdaughters Evelyn Wost of Willows, Dorothy Cuafaude of Napa, Shirley Pinch of El Dorado and Phyllis Bennett of Willows; stepson, Raymond Bedford of Redding; 37 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Francis Kyte and Cora Elsie Peer; first husband, Dallas LaVerne Renner; second husband, Roy Bedford; sister, Effie; brothers Lesley, Henry, Elvis and Clarence; stepson, Charles; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley


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