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Dolores Portillo Pena

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Dolores "Lolie" Portillo Peña July 25, 1930 - August 13, 2013 Dolores "Lolie" Portillo Peña, our beloved precious mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend went home to be with the Lord August 13, 2013 at the age of 83. She was preceded in death by her husband Andrés Sr., daughter Peggy, sons Andrés Jr. and Luis, grandsons Andrés "Chang" Peña III and Adam Torres, parents Luis and María Portillo and siblings Dora, Alice, Frances, Eulalia, Ernie and Pastora. Dolores is survived by sons Mike Peña, Jesse Peña, Jim Peña, Gary (Dana) Peña, daughters Jennie (Mario) Mattos, Laura (Darryl) Steward and daughter-in-law Rachel Peña, 29 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild, brothers Joe (Bea) Portillo, Louie (Stella) Portillo, Tony (Blanca) Soto, sister Irene (Bobby) Castro, brother-in-law Félix Peña and sister-in-law Betty Castillo. Before Lolie was diagnosed with Alzheimer's 10 years ago, she was known by all as crazy Grandma Peña. She touched the lives of many people with her smile and generosity, and maintained her trademark sense of humor. Lolie will be remembered by family and friends, all of whom had the pleasure of knowing her as a caring, warm, spunky and giving person. She loved her family dearly, there were no exceptions. She loved to dance, watch her soap operas, attend and cheer on all of her grandchildren at their sporting events. Her funny wit and strong presence will be deeply missed by both her family and all of her friends. The family would like to thank the staff of Redwood Springs and Kaweah Delta Hospital for their loving care and compassion in her final days. Visitation will be 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, August 19, 2013 at Peers Lorentzen Funeral Chapel. Rosary and Mass will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at St. Rita's Catholic Church, 954 S. O St., Tulare.

Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Aug. 16, 2013
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