DOLORES T. VASQUEZ
RAYMONDVILLE -Dolores T. Vasquez, 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, April 24, 2017 in Harlingen, TX. She was born on August 25, 1925 in El Sombrito Ranch to Francisco Torres and Maria Del Refujio Alvarado.
Dolores (“Lola” as she was known) was a devoted housewife and housekeeper for many years. She took pride in her work and was loyal to her employers. She worked at St. Anthony’s Church for twentythree years, and upon her retirement, she helped her grown children raise their children. The love of her life were the grandkids and she always made certain that she had treats for each one of them when they came to visit. As a young mother, she would sew clothes for her children and made special outfits for each holiday as she had to make sure her children were well-dressed all the time. Those are memories that her children will carry on for years.
Mrs. Vasquez was a teacher, friend, and disciplinarian to her children. She instilled in them to be loyal, faithful, and respectable citizens. She encouraged each one of them to learn to be independent and to pursue an education so they would not have to work as hard as she had. But, most importantly, she encouraged a strong faith in the Lord. She would settle for nothing less. Lola was a very giving individual. In any way she could, she would offer to help her neighbors and friends in need, whether monetary-wise, food, prayers, or just companionship. She helped many of her friends and neighbors become citizens of the United States and made sure her neighbors voted in the elections as well.
She is preceded in death by her parents; father of her children, Jose M. Vasquez; son, Joe Vasquez Jr.; brothers, Baldemar Torres and Francisco Torres; sisters, Maria del Refujio Muniz, Maurilia de Luna, Julia Loya, and Anjelita Tovar; and son-in-law, Frank Martinez Jr. She is survived by her son, Victor T. Vasquez; daughters, Virginia (Guadalupe) Barron, Victoria (Jesus) Bedolla, Viola Vasquez, Josephine Martinez (Zeke Cavazos), Diana Chavez (Juan Pablo), and Hilda (Dave) Wall; sister, Francisca Garcia; grandchildren, Bobby Barron, Michael (Crystal) Bedolla, Lisa Jaime (Jonathan) Moody, Deborah (Victor) Saldana, Frannie Jo Martinez, A.J. (Betsy) Martinez, Erick Martinez, Johnny Boy Chavez, Bianca Vasquez, Mia Vasquez, Sara Chavez, Ana Alicia Vasquez, Dilia Vasquez, Claudia Vasquez, Daphnie Jimenez, and Dorine Jimenez Reynolds; 19 great grandchildren; and a very special friend/caretaker, Mila Jacinto.
Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 9:00AM till 9:00PM with a rosary at 7:00PM at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. A funeral mass to celebrate Dolores’s life will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2017 at 10:00AM at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Raymondville. A funeral procession will follow to her final place of rest in the Raymondville Memorial Park Cemetery.
Honored to serve as pallbearers will be Bobby Barron, Michael Bedolla, Juan Pablo Chavez Jr., A.J. Martinez, Erick Martinez, Jonathan Moody, and Victor Saldana.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the caring hands of Good Shepherd Funeral Home. 1157 W. Hidalgo Raymondville, TX.
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