Barbara Jane Dooley Obituary | Chattanooga Times Free Press
, 2022-09-28 00:16:48,
Barbara Jane Wilson Dooley, 89, of Cullowhee, N.C. and Chattanooga, Tenn., died in Chattanooga on September, 18, 2022. She was born in Chattanooga on November 28, 1932. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lillie Mae Goodner Wilson and Andrew Jackson Wilson, and her husband of 67 years, James Edward Dooley.
Barbara graduated from Tyner High School and the University of Chattanooga. She completed graduate work in music at North Texas State College (now University of North Texas) and Florida State University. As a lifelong learner she took additional course work in botany, advanced history, and German at Western Carolina University. Professionally, Barbara was active as a private piano teacher, church organist/pianist, and university accompanist, collaborating with numerous faculty and student performers at WCU. She also held regional and state offices in several professional music teacher associations.
Barbara met James Dooley when they were classmates at East Brainerd Elementary School. They became sweethearts during high school and married on June 26, 1954. They have two daughters, Gail Dooley (Linda Wideman) of Chattanooga and Claire Clark (Robert) of Greensboro, N.C. James and Barbara have three grandsons. Charles Reneau (Sarah Tiedemann) of Portland, Ore., and Doug Reneau (Claire) of Beaverton, Ore. who are both members of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra. Her grandson, CPT Jimmy Clark…
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