Dorothy Adelia Schaly, 77, of Indianapolis, IN, went to her eternal home with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, January 29th, 2018, with her loving family by her side.
She was born in the Amazon region in the city of Santarém, Pará, Brazil, on October 20th, 1940, to Mildred Eleonor Hopwood Schaly and Harald Schaly, soon after they married in the USA and set off by ship to Brazil. She grew up in Brazil and was blessed to live in several cities throughout the country where her dad was a Baptist Pastor. She spent her adult life both in Brazil and in the USA.
She gave her life to Jesus at the age of twelve. She loved the Lord and loved telling others about Him. That was her first passion. She loved people and helped anybody that was in need in anyway possible, even if it meant giving of her own. She was never attached to material things. She knew and lived her life showing that our treasure is in Heaven. She left her family a great legacy.
She attended Georgetown College, KY, when she was young, but finished and earned her degree in English at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Teaching English as a second language was another one of her passions. She was an amazing teacher and touched many lives through teaching ESL as her ministry.
She loved animals with her big heart, and had many dogs and cats that she loved and cared for. She never had an empty lap when she was sitting! She learned this love for animals from her dad and passed it on to her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her three daughters, Marian Schaly Cangelosi, of Nashville, TN, Elizabeth Schaly Beavers (Kevin) of Lorena, TX, and Sylvia Schaly Manner (David) of Indianapolis, IN; son-in-heart Vincenzo Cangelosi of Nashville, TN; brother David Schaly (Maria) of Somers, NY; sister Cassandra Schaly (Raymundo Dantas) of Salvador, Brazil. Grandchildren Adrianno Cangelosi (Karen) of Nashville, TN, Alexis and Christopher Beavers of Lorena, TX, and Matthew, Gabriella and Kyle Manner of Indianapolis, IN; nieces, JoAnn Schaly of Garopaba, Brazil (Thais, Vitoria & Arthur), Marian Grace Schaly of Stamford, CT, and Victoria Schaly of New York, NY; aunts Jean Hopwood Webber of Indianapolis, Francis Hopwood Day (Leopol) of Overland Park, KS, Shirley Hopwood Walling (Jack) of Kearney, MO, and Virginia Hopwood Elder of Olathe, KS; and numerous cousins and extended family. She also leaves behind many friends that she loved and that loved her and many who considered her like a mom.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Mildred and Harald Schaly, who both passed separately in 1999, several uncles, aunts and cousins.
A Celebration of Life will be held on June 2, 2018 at 1:30 pm at Northside Baptist Church, 3021 East 71st Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220.