Lilian “Dill” Mary Bearden

Lilian "Dill" Mary Bearden
Lilian “Dill” Mary Bearden

Lilian “Dill” Mary Bearden, 89, of Amarillo, Texas was peacefully called home June 9, 2023.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Dill was born March 22, 1934, to Henry Thomas Petitt and Beatrice Mary Draycott Petitt in Teddington, England.

Dill married Air Force Staff Sargent Kenneth M. Bearden on August 14, 1954 in Teddingon, England.

Dill is survived by her husband, of 68 years, Kenneth, of the home; two children, James Bearden and wife Melissa of Amarillo and Sandra Brockwell and husband Randy of Oakland, Tennessee;  seven grandchildren, Lee Bearden and wife Manda of Round Rock, Texas; Chelsea Cole and husband Taylor of Canyon, Texas; Elizabeth Varner and Charlie of Burleson, Texas; Kyle Jefferson and Kelly of Lakewood, Washington; William Brockwell of Oakland, Tennessee; Jake Brockwell and wife Ashton of League City, Texas; Alley Zimmerman and husband Parker of Lakeland, Tennessee; and nine great-grandchildren with one on-the-way;  two brothers, Raymond Petitt of Amarillo, Texas; Ronald Petitt and wife Patty of the United Kingdom; and her sister, Carol Farrer and husband Roy of the United Kingdom.

Dill was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Ken, of the United Kingdom, two children, Deborah Hoover and Robert Bearden.



3 Replies to “Lilian “Dill” Mary Bearden”

  1. Dill was my big sister, although at 5ft she was a lot smaller than me. She met Ken while he was stationed in the UK and I was only 12 when she married him and went to live in the US, so apart from her visits back here and our visits to the US we didn’t get to see much of each other’s over the years.
    My brother Ray moved to the US in 1973, so at least she had one sibling to keep her company.
    Ray was a good brother to her in her last illness along with her own family. I managed some face time with her over the past few months which was nice, she was always jolly, even though she suffered towards the end.
    My condolences to Ken and her children Jim & Sandy and all their families, she had a long life and is now at peace, all our love from Carol and Roy X

  2. Sending our condolences to Uncle Ken, our American Cousins and their families and also Uncle Ray, Uncle Ron and Aunty Carol.

    Rest in Peace Auntie Dill. xx

  3. Rest in peace Auntie Dill. Sending love and condolences to our American family at this sad time xx

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