Passed away on January 7, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Dora (aka Doreen) was born on April 1, 1918 in Mesa, Arizona. She was preceded by her Father Francisco Valencia and Mother Rafaela Valencia (Velasco) of mesa; husband Alfonso C. Jauregui of Scottsdale, two sisters Petra Hernandez, Josephine Franco and brother Frank Valencia. She attended school in Mesa and is survived by three children, Norma Jean Cano (David) Ronald (Linda) and Frank (Julia). Dora worked at Goldwater’s in downtown Phoenix, and at Crockett Elementary as a Teacher’s Aide. Her interests included spending time with friends and family, religious church activities and summer vacations visiting with friends and relatives in California. Dora was loved by her family and affectionately called “Nana” by her (8) grandchildren and (12) great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at 10:00 am, with a Rosary/Scripture Service at 11:00 am, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.
My husband I would like to express our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of your beloved Dora. Although we never knew Dora personally, we wanted to share with you comfort from Gods word found in John 5:28,29. Here we are given the wonderful hope of the resurrection of our dear loved ones here on earth, just as Lazarus was in John 11. Remember our Heavenly Father expresses his loving compassion for us, when someone we love dies.( Psalm 34:18) Be sure and share your memories with those who surround you at this time, for memories shared are the memories that are truly cherished, may they bring joy and peace to your hearts as you begin to heal. Take care of yourselves and each other during this very difficult time.
I met Dora while working for Hearts for Hospice. I was able to visit her several times and I am privileged to say we became friends. I miss her dearly and wil never forget her devotion to Jesus Christ and what she taught me about praying to theFather and asking in the name of the Son. She also taught me about the Archangel Michael, and reminded me often to take him with me. I pray my recently departed daughter, Racelyn, will meet up with this beautiful soul in the heavenly places….