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Dolores Juanita Marquez

February 7, 1934 - September 25, 2013
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Dolores J. Marquez (1934 - 2013) Dolores Juanita Marquez, 79, succumbed to the complications of heart disease Wednesday afternoon September 25, 2013. She was surrounded by her loving family. She was a much-loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and wife. She is survived by her devoted husband of 59 years, Armando; children, Richard (Helen), Gloria Cedillo, Steve (Alexis), Mike (Laura), and Anna (Glenn Stewart); 14 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. She was a fifth generation Yuman and was preceded in death by brothers Sonny and Bobby Higgins, and her mother, Lola Corea Higgins. As an Air Force wife she made a...
Dolores J. Marquez (1934 - 2013)

Dolores Juanita Marquez, 79, succumbed to the complications of heart disease Wednesday afternoon September 25, 2013. She was surrounded by her loving family.
She was a much-loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and wife. She is survived by her devoted husband of 59 years, Armando; children, Richard (Helen), Gloria Cedillo, Steve (Alexis), Mike (Laura), and Anna (Glenn Stewart); 14 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. She was a fifth generation Yuman and was preceded in death by brothers Sonny and Bobby Higgins, and her mother, Lola Corea Higgins.
As an Air Force wife she made a loving home for her family in locations as diverse as Tucson, Arizona, and Anchorage, Alaska. She worked as a customer service assistant in Anchorage. When Armando began his second career as a Yuma police officer she became an administrative assistant at Mohawk Wholesale. She had a gift for welcoming friends and extended family to her home and making each person feel special. If asked, each one of her children was sure to respond that he or she was her favorite. For many years Dolores celebrated each Christmas season by leading her family in the preparation of hundreds of tamales. Family, friends of family, and Armando's fellow police officers, swelled the Marquez home each Christmas Eve to enjoy tamales and the generously offered and genuinely loving hospitality of Dolores . She had an adventurous spirit and traveled to Japan, Italy, Montana, Colorado, and California to spend time with her children. She will be missed by many.
Visitation will be held at Johnson's Mortuary on Monday, September 30, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm with Rosary to begin at 7:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 10:30 am. Interment to follow at Desert Lawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be; Katia Stewart, Alexander Stewart, Jacob Marquez, Kellen Marquez, Christopher Marquez, Ian Marquez.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Crossroads Mission or Children's Village.

"sister was a wonderful person,much loved and we will miss her very much.deepest sympathies to the marquez family." jim martinez (national city, CA)

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