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 Susan “Dobbie” <I>Coleman</I> De Segur

Susan “Dobbie” Coleman De Segur

Birth
Miami, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 4 Nov 2010 (aged 68)
Upperville, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA
Burial Upperville, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 100148642 · View Source
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Daughter of Elizabeth Fullerton Coleman, (later the Duchess of Manchester with her third marriage) and George L. Coleman. She died after a long illness. Her family moved to Pebble Beach, California a few years after her birth because her father loved to golf. Dobbie began riding horses as a very young child and was a consummate horsewoman from the start. She competed nationally at a young age under the renowned horse trainer Richard (Dick) Collins. She won blue ribbons on her horse Fancy Free throughout her entire childhood. Her education included Santa Catalina School for Girls in Monterey, California and then onto Garrison Forrest in Maryland. She attended finishing school in Switzerland, where she learned to speak French fluently, and then went to Florence, Italy to study art history. Moving to New York at age twenty, Dobbie studied interior design and fashion. Dobbie's passion was her animals, specifically horses and dogs. Through her young daughter, Caroline's Corgi, Gwendolyn, she fell in love with the breed. She moved to Middleburg, Virginia in 1983 where she could live out her dream of fox hunting in the beautiful Virginia Piedmont, and continue breeding and showing Cardigans. She bred championship lines of this breed and made an enormous contribution to the Corgi world. She had two marriages. She was married to Theodore S. Bassett and they had one daughter, Caroline. Her second marriage was to Pierre de Segur in Paris, France, a city very dear to her heart. Her only child, Caroline E. Bassett resides in New York City.


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  • Created by: Karen Mickel Bennett
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100148642
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Susan “Dobbie” Coleman De Segur (9 May 1942–4 Nov 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100148642, citing Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, Upperville, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Karen Mickel Bennett (contributor 46580610) .