Dorothy L. Salyards

Aug. 20, 1935 - Feb. 19, 2018


Dorothy L. Salyards, 82, East Freedom, went home to be with the Lord on Monday at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness.

She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late David R. and Salome M. (Stiffler) Edmundson. On Aug. 23, 1953, she married the love of her life, Robert L. Salyards Sr.

Surviving are her husband of 64 years; three children: Robin L. Salyards of East Freedom, Robert L. Salyards Jr. and wife, Brenda, of East Freedom and Rhoda L. Ellis and husband, Dale, of New Enterprise; six grandchildren: Kenton Amick Jr., Craig Amick and wife, Stephanie, Cory R. Salyards, Brittany Gorman and husband, Matthew, Sara Ellis and Michelle Reed; 14 great-grandchildren; two special “daughters”: Georgia Lower and Jacquelyn Baker; and three siblings: James Edmundson and wife, Doris, of Hollidaysburg, Patricia Reasy of Duncansville and Gary Edmundson Sr. and wife, Judy, of Greenwood.

She was preceded in death by nine siblings.

Dorothy attended Vicksburg Grace Brethren Church, Hollidaysburg, and she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at Vicksburg Grace Brethren Church, Hollidaysburg, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, Pastor Sean McGil officiating. Entombment will be made at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Roaring Spring.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dorothy’s memory may be given to the family or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.