Tolleson - Dora Tarango of Tolleson, Arizona passed away peacefully in her home on April 20, 2021, at the age of 84.
Dora was born in Phoenix, Arizona on December 30, 1936. She enjoyed gardening, always having plenty of colorful plants and flowers throughout her yard. She loved baseball and was a huge Diamondback's fan, watching every game. Favorite past times were spending time with family, watching her soap operas and going to the casino to try her luck. She was a lifelong member of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Tolleson. Throughout their life together, Dora and Ernest were regulars at Saturday night dances, whether it was at the Riverside ballroom, Calderon ballroom, the local VFW or church hall. They just celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary, two weeks prior.
Dora was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her husband Ernest, children: Sandra, Ernest Jr., Mark (Sara), Lawrence, Cathy and Gloria; 7 grandchildren: Valerie, Kristina (Andy), Jacob, Kimberly (Mike), Matthew, Cassandra, and Michael, and 3 great-grandchildren: Anthony, Max, and Ava.
She is survived by her siblings: Annie, Antonia, Benjamin, Dolores, and Gloria. Preceded in death by her mother and father, Antonio and Dora Garcia, and siblings: Frances, Carolina, Leandro, and Estevan.
Viewing and rosary to be held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Tolleson, AZ on Wednesday April 28, 2021 from 5:30p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Mass to be held at Blessed Sacrament Church, Tolleson, AZ on Thursday April 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Avondale, AZ. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Crystal Rose Funeral Home, Tolleson, AZ.
Published in The Arizona Republic from Apr. 28 to Apr. 29, 2021.