Besides visiting Mexico, Dorothy traveled extensively around the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. She was a master at word games, specifically Scrabble and Jumble word puzzles. She had a voracious appetite for books, sometimes reading three at once, and she volunteered at HMK elementary school. Dorothy also cherished her many dogs throughout the years.
Dorothy was born Feb. 24, 1922, in Oswego, N.Y., the daughter of Donald and Martha (Peterson) Bigelow. She was united in marriage to Lawrence W. Cooney May 19, 1952.
Dorothy loved her family and friends and is survived by her children and their spouses: David A. Cooney, Chicago, Ill., Patricia A. (James) Carter, Davenport, Iowa, Michael J. (Diane) Cooney, Grand Junction, Colo., Kathleen D. (Chuck Schildt) Cooney, Moab, Utah; her beloved niece, Carol Christiansen, Chicago, Ill.; five grandchildren, Erin (Brad) Utter, Tony Cooney, Alex Carter, Stacey (Ben) Muniz, Charlie Schildt; three great-grandchildren, Madeline, Cameron, and Cadance; and nephews, Tom and Jeff Tyler.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence; her sister, Jane Tyler; and her parents.
Dorothy will be remembered for her adventurous spirit, quirky sense of humor, and famous beauty tip: “Two scotches a day and Oil of Olay.” Donations can be made in her behalf to: Humane Society of Moab Valley, P.O. Box 1188, Moab, Utah, 84532.