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Dorothy Jean (Hopper) Coryell


1929 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Dorothy Jean (Hopper) Coryell Obituary
DOROTHY JEAN CORYELL Dorothy Jean (Hopper) Coryell was born in Chico on January 11, 1929 to Charles and Margaret Hopper. She died December 18, 2015 after a short illness. At age two she went to live with Babe and Frankie Meline, relatives in Weed, CA, and remained there until she was nine and came back to Chico to live with her Mother and Stepfather, Marlowe Anderson. Dorothy graduated from Chico High in the Class of 46 and remained friends with many of her classmates and enjoyed going to reunions every 5 years. She married the love of her life Malcolm "Corky" Coryell on January 22, 1949. Corky was a fireman and they lived at the Chico Fire Station and later at the Nord Station for 20 years. Dorothy was a homemaker for most of her married life but did work for 15 years for Meals on Wheels. She was on several juries and was asked to be on the Grand Jury on year in the 60's and was appointed Chairman. She and Corky were very active at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. She was financial secretary and president of the Women's Society for many years. Dorothy leaves her sister Marlene Ocenas, three nieces, and one nephew. She is also survived by Beth Hiersche, her longtime friend and recent caregiver. She was predeceased by her parents, brother Edward and husband Corky. A memorial service will be held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Glen Oaks Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers she asked that donations be made to either Aldersgate United Methodist Church or Country Village. Condolences may be sent to www.brusiefh.com
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Dec. 26, 2016
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