Gloria Dominguez Alaniz-Suarez, age 68, of Hanford, California entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 3, 2010 in Hanford, California. She was a homemaker.
Gloria was born in Tulare, California on April 12, 1941 to Clyde and Victoria Dominguez. Her family lived throughout the Central Valley and they settled in Hanford in 1957. That same year, Gloria met and married Margarito Alaniz and they celebrated 37 years of marriage. He preceded her in death on July 11, 1994. On July 10, 2004 Gloria married Jesus Sanchez Suarez in Lemoore, California and she has made her home in Hanford, CA. Gloria's family was most important to her and she especially enjoyed the times she spent with her grandchildren. She truly enjoyed the holidays, cooking and preparing for family gatherings. She made the best tamales and they were always a huge hit with her family and with people from all over. She began her Christmas shopping early each year so that each one of her family received a gift from her. Gloria's home was called "The Refuge" so that everyone had a place to go. She enjoyed dancing and listening to Mexican music. Gloria was known as "Grandma" to all and she was a very kind, considerate and compassionate lady who always put others before herself. Her granddaughter, Priscilla, especially misses speaking with her each and every morning. Gloria loved red roses. First and foremost, Gloria put her faith and trust in God to help her through each day. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Victoria, her son, Daniel Alaniz, her brother, Alfonso Dominguez and her sister, Rosie Dominguez.
Gloria leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Jesus Sanchez Suarez; sons Margarito Alaniz, Jr. of Hanford, CA, Ruben Alaniz of Hanford, Ca, Robert Alaniz of San Francisco, CA, David Alaniz of San Leandro, CA; daughter Estella Silva of Selma, CA; brothers, Clyde Dominguez of Oliverhurst, CA, Victor Dominguez of San Jose, CA, Harold Dominguez of Marysville, Ca and Manuel Dominguez of Tulare, CA; sisters, Irene Ramos, Porterville, CA, Claudia Cruz of Porterville, CA; 22 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2010 from 4 – 8 p.m. at People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 9, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Hanford Pentecostal Church of God, 323 E. 11th St., Hanford, CA 93230. Interment services will follow at Hanford District Cemetery.
Condolences may be offered at www.peoplesfuneralchapel.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of People' s Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591