Dorothy Bowden Hallman, longtime Bethesda, Md., resident, died on Oct. 15, 2013, at Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, D.C. Before her retirement in 1997, Mrs. Hallman scheduled tours for visitors and groups from around the country at Hillwood Museum, where her natural charm and good humor made her a favorite throughout the hospitality industry for two decades.
Mrs. Hallman was born in Wichita Falls, and raised in Tyler. There she met Albert Hallman, whom she married shortly after he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1948. Mrs. Hallman attended Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., and The University of Texas at Austin, where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
As the wife of a naval officer, she made homes for her family in Monterrey, San Francisco, and San Diego, Calif. before moving to Bethesda, Md., in 1965. She is survived by her son, Jeff Hallman; daughter, Elizabeth Hallman; son, Steve Hallman; and granddaughter, Maeve Hallman. Albert Hallman passed away in 2009.
Services will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Nov. 8, 2013