OVERTON, Dorothea Gertrude

1909 - 1978

As Dorothea Gertrude Overton, she was born at Lowestoft, Suffolk on 24 December 1909, daughter of Edmund Clark Overton (1871-1939), a traveller in chemical manure, and his wife Florence Gertrude née Brooks (1868-1930), who married in Samford district of Suffolk 1901. In 1911, Dorothea was living at 413 London Road South, Lowestoft with her parents, 40 year old Edmund and 42 year Florence, and sibling brother, 7 year old John. Dorothea exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool between 1927 and 1928, from 408 London Road, Lowestoft. She married at St Pancras, London in 1937, Claude Reginald Lyons (1908-1989) and in 1939, a married part-time art teacher, living at 25 Ellington Court, Southgate, Middlesex. In 1945 her husband changed his surname by deed poll to Lyon when living at 52 Holden Road, North Finchley, London. She was a member and exhibitor at the Oulton Broad Art Circle [q.v.]. As Lyons, Dorothea died at Pine Heath Hospital, Bodham, near Holt, Norfolk on 15 January 1978.