Dolores Myrtle Hieb Munro passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2013, following a valiant struggle with cancer. The third of three children born to Jacob and Louise Hieb, she was raised in rural Lodi and attended Harmony Grove School and Lodi High School, graduating in 1942.
In 1944 she married Donald Munro and had two children, Cheryl and Jim. As a family they enjoyed camping, boating, skiing, and the family home in Santa Cruz. Dolores was an excellent cook and terrific Hostess. She designed the family home on acreage in rural Lodi and actually built the home alongside her husband and children. She enjoyed her dream home until days before her passing when she spent her final days at the Hospice House of San Joaquin.
During her working years she was employed by The Toggery, and Peters Pontiac-Cadillac. She was co-owner of D&D Mini-Mart on Highway 88 and Vic Myers, Inc., until they were sold.
She was also well known for her community involvement and volunteerism. Dolores was a member of Lodi Eastern Star for 50 years. She was a Pink Lady at Lodi Memorial Hospital for 35 years and an active member of the Victor Farm Bureau for many years. While her children were young, she was active in PTA, Cub Scouts, Camp Fire Girls and Rainbow for Girls. She was a member of Zion Reformed Church and an active member of the ladies' sewing circle. She was a reading volunteer at Lawrence School for 15 years and loved that experience and the children immensely. She was an adoring mother, mother-in-law, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, and Auntie.
Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; Jacob and Louise Hieb, brother; Clifford Hieb, and sister; Leona Guglimetti. She is survived by her children Cheryl (Dick) Bitzer of Discovery Bay, Jim (Karen) Munro of Lodi, Grandchildren; Laurie (Scott) Martin of Discovery Bay, William Bitzer of Los Gatos, CA., Jami (Andrew) Martin, Jennifer Achee, Jeff Boice and Matthew Boice all of Lodi. She also leaves behind Great-Grandchildren; Alynn Achee, and Erin and Nathan Boice of Lodi.
A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, June 11th, 10:00 a.m. at Harmony Grove Cemetery, 11455 E. Locke Rd., Lockeford, Ca.
In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions can be made in remembrance of Dee to the Hospice House of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA. 95204
Lodi Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories can be shared or a tribute left at www.lodifuneralhome.com