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Maria Dolores (Garcia) Tejada Arce

February 25, 1926 ~ August 5, 2018 (age 92)

Maria Dolores Garcia Tejada Arce was born February 25, 1926 in Teocaltiche, Jalisco Mexico to Ignacia Tejada and Alfonso Garcia. She went to be with her lord on August 5, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband Jose Maria Arce and her daughter Irma Yolanda Arce. Dolores is survived by her children Jose Maria Arce, Emma Yates, Silvia McGee, Ernesto Arce, Francisco Arce, Roberto Arce, Dolores Hernandez, Marco Arce; her grandchildren Michael Arce, Rebekah Rock, Esther Coburn, Christopher McGee, Laura Harris, Jennifer Kennedy, Andrew McGee, Amy Yates, Amanda Yates, Christian Hernandez, Paul Hernandez, Angela Hernandez, Jessica Green, Emily Stanford, Marc-Anthony Arce, Haylee Arce; and her great-grandchildren Marshall Rock, Lawson Rock, Daphne Coburn, Mykala Riegal, Faith Riegal, Olivia Riegal, Kirsten McGee, Thomas Harris, Claire Harris, Charles Harris, Andersen Harris, Caitlin Kennedy, Sawyer Kennedy, Eliceo Esteban Hernandez, Damon Green, Madison Green, Jesse Green, Jacob Stanford, and Emma Stanford.

Dolores was a strict Mother and Father. She raised 9 children widowed (five boys and four girls). She always prayed to God for guidance and help.

She loved children. When her grandchildren would come to see her she would put them to work around the house or yard to spend time together. This taught her grandchildren to offer their assistance when they were a guest at someone’s house so you would be invited to return. Dolores also had a green thumb for plants and flowers. Her daughter Silvia was the only one who got this from her. In all the places she lived she always had a garden. Her daughter Dolores would over water or under water her plants when her mother was in Mexico. After this happened the first time her daughter never worried because Dolores could always bring them back to health.

Dolores loved to crochet and sew. She would sell her crafts at festivals and bazaars. This helped her have a nest egg for expense emergencies. When something broke around the house and her husband needed money to fix it, she would use the money she had tucked away. Later after her husband died, she was able to add to her nest egg by selling a few items she would buy at the market in Mexico after haggling on the price. Price haggling made her a natural garage sale customer any time she saw a sign at some corner.

Dolores passed to her children her work ethics and her courage to persevere with faith in God. She was admired and loved by her children more than she knew!

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