|January 10, 1940 April 17, 2016
DELL CHRISTY TYSON, 76,
of Rogers, Arkansas passed away,
April 17, 2016.
Dell, known as Grana by her grandchildren, was a woman of many
talents and interests. She had a bachelors degree in nursing, two masters'
degrees and countless hours in continuing education that she put to use
as a marriage and family therapist and play therapist. She co-founded
two counseling centers, Christian Family Counseling Center in Lawton,
Oklahoma and Fresh Roots in Rogers. She also focused her boundless
energy into all kinds of other activities: American Christian Teen Singers,
community tennis leagues, numerous church activities, photographing
nature and her family, and painting anything and everything. She loved
to travel and had particular passion for visiting every Arkansas State Park
and champion tree with her friend, Anita, and going on bike trips with
her family all over the United States and other countries. She would whip
up a pot of soup in no time and could be counted on by grandchildren to
have Tic Tacs in her purse.
Dell knew she was loved by God and took the use of her God-given
talents seriously. She allowed God to lead her life and it showed in her
actions and words. She told her family she would die with no regrets and
she died as she lived, making the most of what she had. Her prayer was
that we would each live as God created us to be. Ephesians 3:14-19.
We are deeply grateful for the family and friends who supported Dell
and Alan as they faced life with Corticobasal Degeneration. Diagnosed in
June 2014 and with a steady decline in physical functioning, Dell's desire
to live at home and live purposefully was supported by the selfless and
creative ways in which care was shown. In her death, Dell hoped to
provide support for the efforts to cure CBD by donating her brain to the
Mayo Clinic. She was born January 10, 1940 in Bay City, Texas to
Royce Altus and Doris Newburn Christy and was preceded in death by
her parents and brother, Chester Douglas Christy.
Dell is survived by her husband of 53 years, Alan Tyson; one son, Paul
Tyson and wife, Jane of Orlando, Fl; one daughter, Deborah Tyson of
Nashville, TN; sister, Sara Lou Manning and husband Mike of Avoca,
AR; six grandchildren, Kristen Kate Daughtery and husband Josh,
Nathan Olmstead, Charles “Chase” Alan Tyson II, Finley Tyson, Anna
Eiring, Owen Tyson, one great granddaughter, Lily Daugherty and her
precious nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.
In memory of Dell, memorials may be made to Circle of Life Hospice at
nwacircleoflife.com or BreakThrough Seminar at heartconnexion.org.
Dell is laid to rest at Benton County Memorial Park near family
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