Laurence Bedford

Obituary of Laurence O'Donnell Bedford

Laurence (Larry) O’Donnell Bedford

Born in Davenport, Iowa, March 5, 1935

Deceased May 7, 2024

Grew up and has lifelong friends and family from Davenport.

He loved family, friends, sports, old movies, music, and everything Notre Dame.

Graduated Notre Dame in 1957 with a degree in business.

Worked in sales and had many lasting friends in Dallas, Texas.


Proceeded by:

Son - Kevin Bedford in 2023

Siblings – Bobby Bartnick, Nork Shaw, Deke Bedford


Survived by:

Wife – Wanda Haak Bedford

Grandsons - Wilson and Laird Bedford

Daughter in law - Gilly Bedford

Step Sons -

Kirk Dye, wife Cheryl, Grand Children and Great Grand Children

Kip Dye, wife Kim, Grand Children and Great Grand Child


We would like to thank the staff at The Camellia, especially Jackie, for the care given over the past several months, and Vista Hospice for their help over the past few weeks.


Our Father, 

Who art in Heaven, 

hallowed be Thy name; 

Thy Kingdom come, 

Thy will be done

on earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those

who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil



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