DOLORES CORIZ LOVATO DOLORES CORIZ LOVATO, 74 Passed away January 5, 2014. Born August 31, 1939 to Santos and Juanita Sedillos Coriz who have preceded her in death along with husband Arturo Lovato, children; Mary Ann, Diana and Andrew, siblings; Santos, Jose Ines, Ruben, Lucy and Margie Coriz and Victoria Padilla. Survived by daughters Michelle "Mickela" Lovato, Mary Jane (Juan) Garcia, 8 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren, sisters Rose Ortega and Teresa Lovato and her beloved cat Raton. From the beginning Dolores lived a challenged life of disability, tragedy, illness and trauma which led to the loss of her children, homelessness, and lifelong battle with mental illness. In spite of this she never lost faith trusting in and adoring our Lord Jesus Christ. As a family we found it difficult to care for her as she required help in ways we were unable to provide. For this our family is grateful for the love, compassion, patience and care she received daily by her caregivers Anna Bustamante, Olivia Alvarado, Elvira Loya, Theresa Ronquillo, niece Martha Tapia, friends and staff of organizations involved in coordinating her care. To honor our mother we ask you to be kinder to the homeless and mentally ill, for they are fighting some sort of battle, and find it in yourselves to help them however you can. Cremation has taken place and funeral mass will be on Saturday February 1, 2014 at St. Anne Parish in Santa Fe, at 9:00 a.m. Reception following at Taqueria Adelita's 3565 Cerrillos Rd.
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 30, 2014