Norma Jean Dooley, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, entered life eternal on December 26, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.
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Born January 19, 1933 in Hillsboro, Illinois, she was raised in Southwestern New Mexico and attended Western New Mexico University in Silver City where she met and later married Frank Dooley on August 20, 1954.
Jean and Frank raised four children: Tim, Bryan and Sandy and a foster son, Warren, during a fruitful life in Deming.
Jean is survived by her beloved husband, Frank; her brother, Don Chaudoin: her son, Tim and his wife Cindy and their daughters, Chantel, Krista and Tana; her son, Bryan and his wife Holly; her daughter, Sandy and her husband David, along with their children Laura, Melanie, Staci, Chase, Heather and Aubrey; and her foster son, Warren and his children Stuart, Andy and Megan, as well as extended family and friends.
Jean was a dedicated mother and coach's wife, loved outdoor family activities, rock hounding, listening to music, collecting art and antiques, cooking for family and friends, and shopping for shoes.
Her warm smile brightened many rooms and her family meals, especially tacos and New Mexican food, will be forever remembered.
Jean's Celebration of Life will be held on January 12, 2013 at the Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living, 2801 Louisiana Blvd. NE, 87106 at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heartland Hospice and the American Parkinson Disease Association.
Those who wish to leave a condolence or share a story, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com.
Arrangements are with Daniels Family Funeral Services, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. (505)821-0010.
Published in Deming Headlight on Jan. 4, 2013