Chapman, Dorothy Dolores passed from this life on earth into the loving arms of her Lord on Monday, January 4, 2016. Dorothy was born on July 20, 1925, in her country home in Colman, South Dakota, and spent her early years on a farm with her parents, Andrew and Laura Jorgensen; 3 brothers, Lester, Luverne and Howard; and 2 sisters, Margaret and Ingrid. Dorothy graduated from Eastern State Normal Teachers’ College in Madison, South Dakota, and then moved to the Big Apple where she worked as a secretary. Several years passed before she decided to move to sunny southern California. There she met and fell in love with Claude, with whom she bore 5 children. She spent her working years as an administrative assistant and finally retired in her mid 80’s. Dottie enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her 5 children, Doug Chapman, Debbie Dobrenen, Brad Chapman, Cyndi Peterson and Craig Chapman; 14 grandchildren, David Dobrenen, Jeff Chapman, Holly Wagoner, Becky Peterson, Keith Chapman, Brian Peterson, Kristy Chapman, Nicole Chapman, Karissa Chapman, Evan Allen, Andrew Chapman, Nicholas Chapman, Connor Chapman and Amanda Chapman. A memorial service will be held on January 30 at 12:00 at Memory Garden Memorial Park in Brea, California. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Braille Institute of Orange County in Anaheim, California.
Published in Orange County Register on Jan. 10, 2016