Passed away on June 20, 2014 in Petaluma. Devoted wife of the late Juan Alejos. Father of John Alejos (Megan) of Santa Rosa, Mike Alejos (Laurie) of Petaluma, Pam Dutton (Fred) of ID, Jaime Alejos (Patti) of San Rafael, Martin Alejos (Abby) of San Diego, and the late Joe Alejos. Beloved grandmother of sixteen and great-grandmother of five. Loving sister of Georgina, Mary, Toni, Ignacia, Gilbert, and Jorge; predeceased by two sisters and four brothers. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Age 81 years. Dora was born, reared and educated in Lyford, TX. She and her family moved to Petaluma in 1964 where she has resided ever since. She worked very hard to raise her six children, and she was very active in their lives. She taxied her children (and grandchildren) all over town to practices and games and was their biggest fan. There wasn't a referee or an umpire who did not know her. Dora also loved to cook. Her biggest claim to fame was her enchiladas and they were the first to go at school fundraisers. She even took plates of enchiladas to the Oakland Raiders training camp in Santa Rosa where her friend, Gene Upshaw, looked forward to her visits and tasty treats. But her greatest love was for her family. Dora was a wonderful woman; she will be deeply missed. Friends and family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass, Friday, June 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 35 Liberty St., Petaluma. A Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Petaluma or St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Petaluma.
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from June 24 to June 27, 2014