Dolores Taylor

Dolores Taylor

Saturday, October 12th, 1929 Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

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Obituary for Dolores V. Taylor (Valdez)

Dolores (Dee) Valdez Taylor, 91 was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 12, 1929 to Felipe and Maria (Roybal) Valdez. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Pete J. Taylor. She will be missed by her surviving three children: Priscilla Coe, Maria Arelleno, and Phillip Montoya. As well as her siblings: Lucille De-Herrera, Maxine Mares, Mary Ugrinovich, David Rivera, and Joe Montoya, she was preceded in death by brother Lupe Sanchez. She is a 4-generation grandmother and great grandmother and has numerous nieces and nephews. She is loved by many and cherished by all.

On behalf of the family, we want to say thank you for your support and appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. If she touched your life in some way, whether you are family or a friend, you know the amazing strength she had. Our mother survived many historical events, The Great Depression, World War 2. As she watched the world change around her, she continued to show her never-ending love to us all – To her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was especially close to her sister, Lucille. The two sisters were twin souls, they spoke to one another several times a day throughout the many decades of her life. She loved her family, sharing family history, memories and made the best red chili.

As her body aged, her mind stayed sharp, she was a gentle loving soul, who kept up with current world affairs and had her own personal opinions. She will be deeply missed! She will always remain in our hearts, thoughts, and sweet memories. Rest in peace our loving Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Friend XOXO

Service will be held:
When: 10:00AM, January 21, 2021
Where: Shrine of St. Anne Catholic Church
7555 Grant Place
Arvada, CO 8002

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  • Memorial Mass

    Shrine of St. Anne Catholic Church
    7555 Grant Place
    Arvada, CO
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    Father Sean McGrath
  • Interment

    Thursday, January 21st, 2021 |
    Fort Logan National Cemetery
    3698 S. Sheridan Blvd.
    Denver, Colorado
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    Thursday, January 21st, 2021

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Phillip &M. Priscilla P=Roybal

Our Thoughts and prayers are
With our departed Prima Dolores

Our sincerest Condolences
Priscilla Coe, Maria Arelleno, and Phillip Montoya.

Delores siblings:
Lucille De-Herrera, Maxine Mares, Mary Ugrinovich, David Rivera, and Joe Montoya

Priscilla and I will gravely miss the Annual phone call which Prima Dolores faithfully provided us on her uncle’s, my father’s and her birthday (Oct.12). On those occasions, after pleasantries and latest family happens, my attempt would be to indulge Dolores into her relocation back to my visit to Denver some 70+years ago with her mother, my Tia. Maria. We departed Santa Fe by bus from grammas, Lucia home. I stayed at their Denver home maybe 1 or 2 weeks.
The home was a two level square structure, with an entry porch elevated some six steps from ground level. The up stares floor had a room kitchen with a bay window view to the yard. This is where we (Maxine, Maria Lucia and I would sit on the floor and have our desert sandwiches). Dolores would make the best desert sandwich (A slice of bread filled with granulated white sugar, folded into rectangle half.)
During the phone calls I would prod Dolores for her recollection on the event when her mother Maria sent one of the girls on an errand to the store. It was Ok for me to tag along with her, (my thinking is with Maxine, but it could have been her sister Maria Lucia) I have no clue what the errand was in nature. Most likely, we were to buy something Tia Maria needed at home.
On our return trip home, we went by a building with lots of people sing and praying, so it could have been a church, but not Catholic. We went in and saw people singing and having lots of joy and fun. We must have over stayed the time which it would take to reach home, because when we did get home Tia Maria was in a real bad rage and got worse when we were unable to provide her with change from the purchase. Don’t know if we even brought home the intended items.
Tia Maria scolded (Maxine/Maria Lucia) till her voice went mute and the girl became deaf. I darted out the front door and found a hiding place under the elevated porch. I stayed hiding their till well after dark. Evenly Dolores came out looking for me, and coaxed me with a sugar sandwich to come inside the house well after Tia Maria was in bed.
To this day I still wonder if it was (Maxine or Maria Lucia)? When I asked Dolores in person, you could tell by her giggle that she was not going to reveal all of what she remembers about that event but would add details about what and where we had wasted our time. She took it to her eternal resting place.
Prima Dolores; rest in peace.
I was about 5 years then; Dolores was 10 years my senior ==15 years then???
Comment | Posted at 10:54pm via Condolence

Breanna Murdock

Grandma, you are irreplaceable and treasured in our hearts forever. To say we will miss you does no justice for what we feel, no amount of tears can express the pain we feel in losing you, but then again thank you for the honor of sharing your lifetime with us. Love you forever and always Angelique & Breanna xoxo
Comment | Posted at 01:11am via Condolence

nanci mills

Dear Family,
Your mother was well loved. She was such a bright spot in many peoples lives. One of my fondest memories of Dee was after I had moved in next door to her. My grandson was visiting me and we were taking a walk around the area. Down by the mailboxes is where we connected we connected. I introduced myself to her, she did the same. Then she looked at my grandson and asked me if he was my BOYFRIEND. At that moment I knew she had a great dry sense of humor. We giggled and laughed many times and shared a special relationship.
I pray you will all hold on to those wonderful memories that keep her loving spirit alive. Blessings
From:Her Neighbor Nanci
Comment | Posted at 03:43pm via Condolence

Priscilla Coe

The hardest day I have ever had was the day you passed, and tomorrow will be equally as hard because I am putting you to rest. You were a wonderful Mother who taught me do much, how to Love, Forgive, have Integrity, and so many other traits that made me the person I am. You will always be in my heart. Love Forever your daughter Prisclla
Comment | Posted at 02:25pm via Condolence

Ali roise

My sweet grandma, you are loved always!! I remember so many great memories of growing up with and grandpa pete. You will always be in heart💞
Comment | Posted at 10:20pm via Condolence

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