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Julia Ann Tyler, 85, of Leonardtown died Dec. 22, 2012, in Leonardtown.

Born June 16, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Charles N. and Agnes Eva Combs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Tyler, whom she married on Jan. 18, 1948, at Holy Face Catholic Church in Great Mills.

She is survived by her children, Charles M. Tyler Jr. (Beth) of Hersey, Mich., James R. Tyler (Yupin) of Salisbury and Elizabeth Ann and John D. Tyler (Linda), both of Leonardtown; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and siblings, Irma Hayden of Great Mills, Mary Hall and Roger Combs of Callaway, Kitty Clark of California and Leona Lucas of Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by brothers, Gilbert and Thomas N. Combs.

She graduated from Great Mills High School in 1945 and worked as a cafeteria manager for Leonardtown School and Chopticon High School and Leonardtown Middle School for 33 years, retiring in June 1992. She enjoyed her job, and it gave her great pleasure being with children every day. She loved to cook and spent many hours in her kitchen to make sure nobody left her house hungry. She was an avid Baltimore Orioles and Ravens fan for many years and rarely missed a game. She also enjoyed duckpin bowling, softball and working in her flower gardens. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family, especially during the holidays. She took great pride in all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family received friends and prayers were recited Dec. 27 at Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home in Leonardtown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today, Dec. 28, at 10 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Compton. Interment will follow at Charles Memorial Gardens in Leonardtown. Pallbearers will be Bennie Combs, Brad Combs, Brian Kimmel, Jeff Tyler, Ode Chandtree and Jeff Heemstra. Honorary pallbearers will be Treece Kimmel, Addison Kimmel, Laura Tyler, Morie Tyler, Max Tyler and Katie Chandtree.

Memorial contributions may be made to Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 299, Leonardtown, MD 20650; and/or Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.