Francisca Dorado, 94, of Amarillo died February 12, 2019.
Rosary and viewing will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 14th. at Schooler Funeral Home; 4100 S. Georgia St.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at St. Hyacinths Catholic Church, 4500 W. Hills Trail with Rev. Richard Zanetti as celebrant. Interment will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 South Georgia.
Francisca was a devout Catholic with a deep love of our Lord Jesus Christ. She was born January 29, 1925 in Jerez, Zacatecas Mexico and immigrated to the U.S with her seven children to join her husband. She so believed in her faith and need for her children to have a catholic education that she worked multiple jobs to make this a reality. She gave her time and talents to the Guadalupanas in their various projects at St. Laurence Catholic Church and supported the international missions all her life.
She was a talented baker with the Amarillo Independent School District for twenty-five years. Her children and grandchildren loved when she tested a new recipe as they were the recipients of her new creation. She passed on many traditions and she always welcomed anyone who visited her with a meal and good conversation.
She was our matriarch and tower of strength in spite of her stature. She was full of life and spunk to her last days. She will be dearly missed by all her knew her, especially her family. We cry tears of sadness over our loss but find comfort and solace in the fact that we know she is in a better place and we will see her again someday.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jose Dorado, sons Jesus and Ramiro and daughter Yolanda.
She is survived by son Antonio Dorado and wife Lupe, daughter Gloria Miller, daughter Alicia Ramonez and husband Juan, daughter Grace Stringer, daughter Martha Pena and husband Frank, son Armando Dorado and wife Letty, and daughter Anita Bellinger and husband Tom.
Also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great greatgrandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Hyacinths Local Poor Fund.