Dorothy Elizabeth Cooney, 82, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother went home to be with the Lord on July 9, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; her sister, Shirley Lansdell; her brother, Charles Neal; her parents, Raymond and Ialene Neal; and her niece, Debra Lansdell. She is survived by her brother-inlaw, William Lansdell; of Peralta, son, Patrick Cooney and his wife Kathy of Los Lunas; her daughter, Cathey Cooney of Roswell; her son, Thomas Cooney and his wife Elizabeth of Roswell; her grandchildren, Jennifer Tutterow and her husband Brandon of Roswell; Michael Cooney of Los Lunas; Gregory Cooney and his wife Tanna of El Dorado Kan.; her great-grandchildren, Emily Tutterow of Roswell; Traegon Cooney of El Dorado Kan; and her nephew Steven and his wife Debbie of Peralta.
She was born Dorothy Elizabeth Neal in Laramie Wyo., on Aug 31, 1928. She married Leonard L. Cooney on Sept 5, 1947, in Evergreen, Colo. She raised 3 children and worked the majority of her life in retail sales. Dorothy moved to Roswell in 1989 and worked for several years at Cobeanâ€™s Stationery Company until she retired. She was a faithful member and servant at Tabernacle Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and worked in the Awana program for many years.
Funeral services will be held at Tabernacle Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on July 12, 2011.
Her interment will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery on July 13, 2011, at 1:30 pm. Viewing will be held at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Tuesday, July 12, 2011 1 p.m. until service time. Pallbearers will be Greg Cooney, Mike Cooney, Brandon Tutterow, Dean Finch, Perry McCreary, Mel Young.
Service arrangements have been entrusted to the car e o f Ande r s on Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory. Memorial donat i ons may be made to the Tabernacle Baptist Church Missions fund, 115 West 11th St., Roswell, NM 88201.