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In Memory of Bobbie Cheely

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Born July 11th, 1944 in Long Beach California, Borzoi breeder Bobbie Cheely departed this life Nov 3rd, 2010 in Hutchinson, Kansas of liver disease.


11/05/2010 | TheDogPress.com

Tribute by Vickie Haywood, Oakwood Poodles


BOBBIE JO HARRELL CHEELYBobbie Jo Harrell Cheely of TUFF BORZOI is survived by her son Blake Cheely and wife Cindy along with their 4 daughters, Anchorage, Alaska and her daughter Marquette Beltz and husband Larry of Hutchinson.


She is also survived by her sister, Vickie Ann H. Haywood, Oakwood Mini Poodles of Wagram NC, her aunt, Mary Victoria Carr of Houston ,Texas and nephew Bandon Haywood of Gulf Breeze Florida, and numerous aunts and uncles from her mother's side.


Bobbie Jo graduated from Blackstone High School Blackstone, VA in 1962 and was Miss Nottoway County that same year. She was a Betty Crocker Award winner. She was employed and retired from Quick Shops Corporate, a division of Kroger, where she was a key punch bookkeeper.


She, together with former husband Ernie Cheely of San Angelo, TX, (Warfield native) formed the dynamic breeding operation of AKC show dogs, the Hounds of Cheely producing more than 30 Russian Wolfhound Champions including 2 multiple Best In Show winners. They were well known around the Midwest and nationally for their superb dogs.


Bobbie served in the Hutchinson Kennel Club in many capacities and was an AKC delegate for many years. The TUFF kennel name is highly respected in Borzoi of today and will live in the history of the breed.


Bobbie was pre-deceased by her parents George and Hazel Harrell of Blackstone Virginia.


A Memorial Service will be conducted at a later time in Virginia. Condolences for the family may be sent to sister Vickie Haywood, 504 Johnson St, Aberdeen NC 28315 or www.elliottmorturay.com.

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