Delores Mary Garoogian

Avila Beach, California

Sep 15, 1931 - Jan 12, 2014 (Age 82)

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John, My deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. You and Delores were always a picture of love and beauty which I truly admired as I would see you both holding hands and touring around San Luis Obispo. Delores was and will always be your best friend. I admire you both for being the shining example of a loving couple and terrific parents.
Sincerely, Maureen

The Sisters of the Presentation are praying for your family during these difficult days. May God bless you with love, comfort and peace.

Delores had a Christ like demeanor to you attitude. Always thinking of others before herself. I was told that once while playing the piano at her home in the west coastal mountain area, she would leave the door open so a neighborhood blue jay would fly in and sit on the piano and sing back to her while she played. These types of experiences really underscore her persona and soft spirit. There can be little doubt that she is in a place that will utilize her talents and treasured heart with the...


Dee was my moms sister Josephine.Had many conversations with her on the phone.She liked listening to my opinions and occasional rant.You could say anything with Dee.No holding back.

John so sorry to read about Dee. I will never forget the story about the little baby that slept in the apple box that you and she rescued. What a great deal of good you two have done. I miss you both and think of you often old friend. Kind Regards Floyd

My dear gentle beautiful godmother ... So sad to hear of her passing. My deepest condolences to John, Richard and family.

I had loved dee as a mom and she all told me to keep my. Chin up and keep smile. She told me how special i was and told other people also and how. Special she was to me and she was my piano. Teacher for awhile and give me good lessons. She was everyPatient with me and we would go out to eat and spend time together and laughed together alot and she would help. Me out when i need help and help me to understand things. She ways be in my heart and i saw her going home to the lord and i well be...

I have many wonderful memories of my years as her piano student. I still remember her patience (or tolerance) in allowing me to play popular show tunes for my recitals instead of classical pieces. I'm still playing piano today (over 50 years later) – and will forever be grateful for her loving guidance. I'm saddened at the news of her passing. My prayers and condolences to her family.


Delores's Obituaries

Delores Mary Garoogian, 82, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at her beloved home in Avila Beach. She was born in September 1931 in Hanford, Calif., one of 16 children born to Louise and Joe C. Avila. She was devoted to her parents and siblings and treasured her relationships as wife, mother,...

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