Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Schumacher

Longtime Durango resident Dorothy Schumacher died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Four Corners Health Care Center in Durango. She was 84.

Known as ‘Dottie,” she was born to Clarence and Esther Moore on July 28, 1928, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

On Feb. 5, 1948, she married Charles Schumacher in Texas. The couple lived in Durango all of their married life.

Mrs. Schumacher worked for several years at Montgomery Ward and for Tele-Communications Inc. Her family said she was also one of Durango’s “premier seamstresses.”

She volunteered for Project Merry Christmas for several years and enjoyed handicrafts including knitting, crocheting and needlepoint. She was an avid mystery reader.

Her daughter and son-in-law Gerrie and Wayne Chamberlain helped take care of her in her later years.

Mrs. Schumacher was preceded in death by her daughter Jackie Schumacher in 1998.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Charlie Schumacher, of Durango; and daughter Gerrie Chamberlain of Durango.

No services are planned.

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