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Dolores M. Rico

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Dolores M. Rico passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Miguel C. Portillo, of Las Cruces, and by her second husband, Luis E. Rico, of Alamogordo. Luis Rico passed away Sept. 23, 2010, in Tucson. Dolores passed away peacefully from complications of old age.
Dolores has three children: Henry Portillo, of Alamogordo; Rebecca Beeson, of Tucson; and Michael Portillo, of Kaneohe, Hawaii. Dolores was also active in raising grandchildren of her stepsons and daughters.
Dolores was born in Mapimi, Mexico, in 1920 and moved to El Paso as a young child. She and her first husband spent seven years in Hawaii during World War II and then settled in Las Cruces. They both worked at White Sands Missile Range, and then Dolores developed a career at the Southwest Mental Health Center doing support and counseling work.
Dolores married Luis Rico in 1984 and lived in Alamogordo and Albuquerque. She enjoyed many years of travel, fishing and activities with the Senior Citizens Clubs. She was a beautiful woman who will be missed by many.
A celebration of her life will be held in June 2011 in Las Cruces. Arrangements are by Bring's Broadway Chapel, 6910 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 8 to June 8, 2011
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