Deb O’Brien Bedwell, a native of Oakridge, Tenn., a long-time resident of Memphis, Tenn., and a resident of Baldwin County, died Thursday, June 14, 2007 at her home after a brief battle with brain cancer.

She worked as the assistant to the athletic director for 23 years at Rhodes College in Memphis, before retiring to Gulf Shores.

She later became a real estate agent where she was property manager for Young’s Suncoast Realty and Vacation Rentals.

She was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Lee Tomlinson, and her father, Linton O’Brien.

Survivors include her husband, Chuck Bedwell; daughter, Caroline “Carrie” Tomlinson of Memphis; grandson, Christopher James Tallant of Memphis; two step-daughters, Erin Ranae (Justin) Baldwin of Mobile, and Megan Elaine Bedwell of Quinto, Ecuador; her mother, Doris Moser O’Brien of Foley; brother, Peter Patrick (Ang) O’Brien of Jackson, Tenn.; father-in-law, Herman C. (Martha) Bedwell of Mobile; sister-in-law, Kim (David) Garner of Mobile; brother-in-law, Mike (Cherri) Bedwell of mobile; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Celebrate the life and share your memories at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at San Carlos Condominiums, third floor meeting room, 365 E. Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores.

The family requests memorial donations be made to Covenant Hospice, 1040 Stanton Road, Suite D, Daphne, AL 36526 or your favorite charity.

Arrangements are by Pine Rest Funeral Home Inc., Foley.