Eufracia Dorado Eufracia Dorado, 90 of Visalia, California passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Eufracia was born in San Angelo, Texas on December 28, 1922 to Florencio and Gabriela Yslas. On January 5, 1942 she married Merced Dorado in Loving, New Mexico. In 1962, Merced and Eufracia moved to Visalia, California to raise their family. Eufracia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great, great grandmother and cherished the fact that she was the Matriarch of 5 generations. She loved to share stories of her life with family. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed teaching her grandchildren how to make tortillas. Eufracia enjoyed cheering on her favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys and going thrift store shopping. Eufracia was a loving and giving lady and enjoyed helping others. She was lovingly known to everyone she met as "Grandma". Eufracia will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. Eufracia was preceded in death by her husband, Merced in 1997; grandson Jimmy in 2005 and by 1 brother and 4 sisters. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, 11 children: Petra Dorado of Visalia, Joe (Rosie) Dorado of Visalia, Dionisio (Filipinas) Dorado of El Paso, TX, Augustine (Marylou) Dorado of Brea, CA, Alicia Lopez of Visalia, Rosa (Armando) Aceves of Visalia, Ernest Dorado of Visalia, Cruz Dorado of Visalia, Peter (Johanna) Dorado of San Luis Obispo, CA, Mary Dorado of Visalia and Merced Dorado, Jr. of Visalia; one brother Jose Yslas of Carlsbad, NM, 35 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren and 7 great, great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 3 - 6 p.m. with Recitation of Rosary following at 6 p.m. at Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue in Visalia, CA. Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church of Visalia on Wednesday, January, 9, 2012 at 10 a.m. followed by burial will follow at Visalia District Cemetery. Tributes and condolences may be made at www.millerchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291 (559)732-8371.
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Jan. 5, 2013