Dorothy D. Harper

Dorothy D. Harper


Dorothy Dale Harper, age 80, joined her Heavenly Father on February 28, 2024 after several years of declining health.  

Dorothy was an incredibly selfless, loving, wife, mother, sister, granny, great granny, aunt, cousin, and friend to many. She will always be remembered by how she loved life and lived it to the fullest. Dorothy put her whole heart and passion into everything she did. She never met a stranger and always made everyone feel as though a friend. Her beautiful, welcoming smile touched the hearts and lives of everyone she encountered. Her greatest joy came from serving Christ and sharing His love with her family and numerous others. She never hesitated to pray with and comfort those who were hurting. She was the life of the party and her spirit shined brighter than the sun. Dorothy loved and cared for people of all ages and that compassion was evident with everyone she met. A skilled hairdresser, a talented quilt maker, an exceptional cook, a dedicated gardener, a persuasive saleswoman, and an incredibly hard worker, Dorothy wore many hats with grace. Above all else, she was a faithful Christ follower. Dorothy’s feisty, fiery, loving spirit will forever be missed by all.

Dorothy was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on July 7, 1943. She is the daughter of Dale Coley and Martha Evelyn Smith of Oklahoma City, OK, both deceased. 

She leaves behind her husband of 46 years, Robert Buell “Bob” Harper, Jr. of Moore, OK. 

Also surviving are her children Kathryn Kaye Boggs of Comanche, OK, Stephanie E. “Sollie” Diehl of Oklahoma City, OK, and Samuel Serge Diehl of Oklahoma City, OK, Robert Scott Harper and his wife Barbara of Noble, OK, and Sherri Lynn Williams and her husband Jason of Chandler, OK. 

She was the second oldest of her 4 siblings, Chalmus Harris of Oklahoma City – Deceased, Polly Black of Oklahoma City, OK, Melinda and husband Jim Chidester of Newalla, OK, and Kevin McAuliffe and wife Sonya of Elk City, OK. 

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Zachary Thomas Boggs and his wife, Chrishell Boggs of Oklahoma City, OK, Kalyn Lacey Myers and her spouse Derek Myers, of Comanche, OK, Zoie Spring Diehl of Oklahoma City, OK, Amber Nicole Harper of Sumner, OK, Holly Renae Harper of Gay, OK, Caitlyn Elaine Williams of McKinney, TX, Jace Thomas Williams of Chandler, OK, and Hailey Rose Williams of Chandler, OK .

Her great grandchildren are Kaiden, Zion, and Kaya Boggs, Kingston and Lyncoln Myers, and Brayden and Colesyn Harper. 

Dorothy also leaves behind nieces, nephews, and many cousins. 

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday, March 4, 2024 at Matthews Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 2:00 p.m., at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Oklahoma City, OK.

2 thoughts on “Dorothy D. Harper”

  1. Desta Pritchrtt

    Always loved that red head sorry spirit Aunt Dorothy! Praising God you are healthy and whole!

  2. Desta Pritchrtt

    Always loved that red head fiery spirit Aunt Dorothy! Praising God you are healthy and whole!

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