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Dorothy Cooley Chapman
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Birth: Aug. 25, 1923
Arizona, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 2011

Our loving mother, Dorothy Chapman, passed away on December 7, 2011. Part White Mountain Apache, Dorothy was born at Cooley's Ranch in northern Arizona. Her father died when she was 11 months old and, at 18 months of age, her mother, Pearl Cooley, brought her to Albuquerque where she lived until the day she died. Dorothy always spent her childhood summers reunited with her extended family in Arizona's White Mountains. She graduated from Albuquuerque High School and married into the Galbreth family, who owned Galbreth Furniture. There she began her career in retail sales, which she loved. Following her retirement, her trips across the country with her husband Al were her great joy, gaining new friends along the way. Dorothy's devotion to her family and friends, and her boundless energy and generous support she tirelessly gave to all around her, were deeply appreciated and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Pearl Cooley, son, Terrell, and husband, Al Chapman. Dorothy is survived by her loving son, Jarrett Galbreth, whose wife, Ruth, gave Dorothy much tender care and friendship; granddaughter, Tonya Galbreth and her daughter, Tana; step-children Susan Lovato, John Chapman and Harry Chapman, and their 12 children and 14 grandchildren. The family sends sincere thanks to Manzano del Sol for their care and compassion. Gravesite service to be held on December 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Fairview Memorial Park at 700 Yale SE. 
 
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  Alton Lang "Al" Chapman (1919 - 2006)
 
Burial:
Fairview Memorial Park
Albuquerque
Bernalillo County
New Mexico, USA
 
Created by: P Barela
Record added: Jan 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83362755
Dorothy <i>Cooley</i> Chapman
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Dorothy <i>Cooley</i> Chapman
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