Dottie Chaka
April 6, 1949  -  March 9, 2018

Dottie Chaka

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Elmwood Funeral Home
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
6:00-8:00 PM
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Graveside Funeral Service
Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene
7457 W. Lake Road
Abilene, TX  79601
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
1:00 PM
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Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene
7457 W. Lake Road
Abilene, TX  79601
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Dottie Chaka, 68, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 at her residence. Visitation will be 6:00 PM, Tuesday, March 13, 2018 followed by a prayer service beginning at 7:00 PM at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South. A graveside funeral service will be 1:00 PM, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Texas State Veteran’s Cemetery of Abilene, 7457 W. Lake Road.

Dottie was born April 6, 1949 in Erie, Pennsylvania to parents, Edward and Dorothy Foulkrod. She married Ted Chaka on May 11, 1968. She was a faithful military wife as they were stationed in Louisiana, the Philippians, and Las Vegas before retiring in San Angelo, TX. They relocated to Abilene in 2015 and became members of Holy Family Catholic Church.

Dottie is survived by her husband of forty-nine years, Ted; her three sons, Ted A Chaka and wife Sue, Shane A Chaka and wife Sheri, John P Chaka and wife Summer; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Hayes; three brothers, Albert, Donald, and Douglas Foulkrod; and one aunt, Rose Cornblott.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Jean Kelly, and one brother, Edward Foulkrod.

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  1. Shelene Black
    San Angelo, TX

    Ted and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss!! Dottie was a very special lady!! She will be missed!! I am so thankful I was able to speak to her a few weeks ago. My heart hurts for you all!! My thoughts and prayers are with y’all at this difficult time!!
    Shelene Black

  2. Jan Wright Briley
    Abilene, TX

    I'm going to miss our conversations when I would just call to talk or to just check on her or see if she needs supplies. The first time I met her and Mr. Chaka her loving spirit and warm heart just swept me away, at the time because I had just lost my dad. I was a patient of her son's Ted Chaka when he worked in Anson so I new her family and we laughed and always talked and visited about kids and grandkids. Amazing woman, left a lasting impression on my heart. May God bless your family in your time of sorrow.
    Love Jan

  3. Sherry Gilmore
    Lawn, TX

    Ted, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you and Sue will cherish memories of your mom from now on. Think Happy Thoughts!

  4. Vicki Felux
    Floresville, TX

    Our prayers are with you Uncle Sonny & family.
    Love you, Vicki & Daryl Felux

  5. Jessica Williams
    Yoakun, TX

    You will be greatly missed. Loved the times of talking real estate with you. Rest In Peace and love you

  6. Dusty and Brandi Pish
    Shiner, TX

    Love you all so very much. We are praying for you.

  7. Craig and Amanda Caka
    Victoria, TX

    Our condolences to Uncle Sonny, Shane, Ted, and John and their families. Aunt Dottie will be deeply missed, but forever in our hearts and memories. Sending our love and prayers.

    - Craig and Amanda and the kids.

  8. Debbra McDonald
    Lawton, MI

    deeply sadden for the loss of such a special women. I am blessed and grateful to have met the Chaka family. Dottie I sure will miss you Lady. I know you will be watching over us all from up above. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Love Debbra

  9. Donald and Sandra Young
    Nixon, TX

    Words cannot express the sadness we feel in our hearts. Aunt Dottie was very special to us and will always have a special place in our hearts. Praying for her family as they go through this difficult time of sorrow.

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