Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Goodmans in:
 • Arlington Memorial Park
 • Sandy Springs
 • Fulton County
 • Georgia
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Dorothy Jean "Chickie" Walner Goodman
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Apr. 12, 1936
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 2008
DeKalb County
Georgia, USA

My beautiful, treasured, adored Mommy

Dorothy Jean Walner was born at Princess Anne Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia to Mollie Kayer Walner and William Henry Walner. She graduated Matthew F. Maury High School in 1954 and attended Mary Washington College. In 1956, she married Jack Irwin Goodman and their love and romance lasted until her death in 2008.They moved to Atlanta in 1963. She had one child, Amy Michelle Goodman Abramson, born in 1965. She was the beloved Nana to Noah William Abramson, her only grandchild, born in 2000.She was active with the Brandeis Book Sale for years,The Suburban Art Committee, the High Museum,Temple Sinai and a graduate of the Florence Melton Mini School of Judaics.She was often a mystery reader for Noah's classes as well as the classes her daughter taught. She was an unparalleled cook, famous for, amongst other things, her chocolate mousse cake. She loved to read. She adored art, music, fashion, home decor,gardening, Mah-Jongg, travel, her family. She had a soft place in her heart for family pets,prompting one family friend to remark that he "hoped to come back as the Goodman's dog" because she spoiled the dog so much. Once you were her friend, you were her friend for life. She is missed every single day and the world is not as bright since she was taken, much too early, from us.

She was survived by her husband, Jack, her daughter and son in law Amy and Gary Abramson, her grandson, Noah Abramson, many cousins and friends.

From the Virginian Pilot newspaper-
Dorothy Walner Goodman ATLANTA - Dorothy "Chickie" Walner Goodman, 72, passed away Sept. 6, 2008. The daughter of William and Molly Walner, Dorothy was born and raised in Norfolk. She had lived in Atlanta for the last 46 years, where she was active with the High Museum's Art Guild, the Suburban Art Committee, the National Council of Jewish Women, Hadassah, the William Breman Women's Auxiliary and Temple Sinai. She was a two-year graduate of the Florence Melton Institute. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jack Goodman; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Gary Abramson, Johns Creek; and great-nana to Noah Abramson. Please sign online guestbook: Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Arlington Cemetery with Rabbi Ron Segal officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Temple Sinai, 5645 Dupree Drive, Atlanta, GA 30327 or Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, 1001 Johnson Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30342. Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care - See more at:

Cause of death- Strep Viridans contracted after having dental implants. Please, if you are having dental procedures done, ask about antibiotics, especially if you have any other pre-existing medical condition. (Mom was diabetic)If the dentist tells you that you don't need it, insist. This could have saved my mother's life. 
Family links: 
  William Henry Walner (1905 - 1980)
  Mollie Kayer Walner (1911 - 1970)
Loving wife, mother, friend and best Nana. Now that we are apart love is "stardust" of yesterday and always.
Arlington Memorial Park
Sandy Springs
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Created by: amy abramson
Record added: Apr 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89188864
Dorothy Jean Chickie <i>Walner</i> Goodman
Added by: amy abramson
Dorothy Jean Chickie <i>Walner</i> Goodman
Added by: amy abramson
Dorothy Jean Chickie <i>Walner</i> Goodman
Added by: amy abramson
There are 3 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Happy 80th birthday, Mommy. I am taking care of Daddy, like you knew that I would, but I miss you every single day. I love you so, so much.
- amy abramson
 Added: Apr. 16, 2016

- pdeneen
 Added: Jan. 20, 2016
Tomorrow is the 7th anniversary of the worst day of my life. I miss you more than you can ever know and while I have to continue to live, it is so very hard without you. Shine a little light down here on your kiddo, will ya?? xoxoxoxoxoxox my precious Mom...(Read more)
- amy abramson
 Added: Sep. 5, 2015
There are 41 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service