OBITUARY

Dora Cortez Rodriguez

September 18, 1931January 16, 2019
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Dora Cortez Rodriguez, 87 of Corpus Christi, Texas went to the Lord after a lengthy illness on January 16, 2019. Dora was born to Santiago Cortez and Marcella Trevino Cortez from San Benito, Texas. Dora graduated from San Benito High School and went on to Brownsville Junior College. On September 3, 1954, Dora married the love of her life, Jose Omar Rodriguez. Dora was a bookkeeper with Young and Associates and Cuellar Business Consultants. Her strength was her faith and family. She had a great devotion to the Blessed Mother. Her devotion led her to consecrating her life to the Blessed Mother Thrice Admirable and eventually becoming a Mother’s Branch Leader with the Schoenstatt movement. Dora was a long-time member of Christ the King parish. Mom had a special gift and talent for sewing, knitting, embroidery but her love poured through her handmade quilts/blanks which she made for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had great love for her family. Dora enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune and playing scrabble with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents Santiago Cortez and Marcella Trevino Cortez. Husband, Jose Omar Rodriguez. Brothers, Esteban Cortez, Richard Cortez, Santiago Cortez Jr. Sister, Maria Elena Rodriguez. Daughter, Juanita “Janie” Rodriguez.

She is survived by her children Alma Gloria Riley (Robin), Sylvia Ann Rodriguez, Daniel Omar Rodriguez, Zelda Elizabeth Paschal, Irma Isabel Garza (Xavier), Estella Marie Rodriguez. Grandchildren include Sean Riley, Christian Riley, Laurie De La Torre, Alexis De La Torre, Cristina Soth, Danielle Jayne Rodriguez, Vincent V. Garza, Jason Omar Rodriguez, Jonathan Quinones, Juliette Quinones. Great-grandchildren include Connor Riley, Lillian Riley, Ava Marie Davila, Ella Grace Davila, Reed Soth and Rory Soth. She is survived by her sisters, Mrs. Lidia Garcia (Alberto), Teresa Torres (Elias), and Terry Montez.

Visitation is on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Cage-Mills Funeral Directors, 4901 Everhart Road from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm with Holy Rosary recited at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Christ the King Catholic Church, 3423 Rojo Street, at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Alma Gloria Riley (Robin), Daughter
  • Sylvia Ann Rodriguez, Daughter
  • Daniel Omar Rodriguez, Son
  • Zelda Elizabeth Paschal, Daughter
  • Irma Isabel Garza (Xavier), Daughter
  • Estella Marie Rodriguez, Daughter
  • Sean Riley, Grandchild
  • Christian Riley, Grandchild
  • Laurie De La Torre, Grandchild
  • Alexis De La Torre, Grandchild
  • Cristina Soth, Grandchild
  • Danielle Jayne Rodriguez, Grandchild
  • Vincent V. Garza, Grandchild
  • Jason Omar Rodriguez, Grandchild
  • Jonathan Quinones, Grandchild
  • Juliette Quinones, Grandchild
  • Connor Riley, Great Grandchild
  • Lillian Riley, Great Grandchild
  • Ava Marie Davila, Great Grandchild
  • Ella Grace Davila, Great Grandchild
  • Reed Soth, Great Grandchild
  • Rory Soth, Great Grandchild
  • Lidia Garcia (Alberto), Sister
  • Teresa Torres (Elias), Sister
  • Terry Montez, Sister
  • Santiago Cortez, Father
  • Marcella Trevino Cortez, Mother
  • Jose Omar Rodriguez, Husband
  • Esteban Cortez, Brother
  • Richard Cortez, Brother
  • Santiago Cortez Jr., Brother
  • Maria Elena Rodriguez, Sister
  • Juanita "Janie" Rodriguez, Daughter

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Holy Rosary Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, January 22, 2019
REMEMBERING

Dora Cortez Rodriguez

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Dave and Mary Ann Pangrazio/Mindiola

January 22, 2019

Gloria/Robin,
Thinking of you and our prayers go out to you and your family.
May your mom rest in peace.

Your friend,
Dave and Mary Ann

Travis Cuellar

January 21, 2019

I knew Doa for a lot of years she worked for my father and grandfather. Had a lot of good conversations with her over the years. She was kind, had a nice family and ever got to have a few good laughs with her as well. She was a good friend of my grandmothers they liked walking at track, My sincere condolences to all her family and may she rest in peace.

Robert & Debbie Watts & Family

January 20, 2019

Our sincere condolences to your family, our respectful prayers remain within.

Sean CR Riley

January 19, 2019

Grandma & us on June 19, 2005

Sean CR Riley

January 19, 2019

Grandma with Mom on Christmas

Sean CR Riley

January 19, 2019

Grandma with Christian & Megan during Christmas

Rosalinda Garcia

January 19, 2019

The 3 lovely sisters Lidia, Tia Dora and Terry

Sean CR Riley

January 19, 2019

Grandma with my Grandma Carol at a family event

Sean CR Riley

January 19, 2019

Danielle Rodriguez

January 18, 2019

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