OBITUARY

Dolores Martinez Cordova

January 26, 1933January 4, 2021
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Dolores Martínez Cordova came into the world on January 26, 1933, and went to be with our Savior on January 04, 2021.

Dolores’ parents, Jesus and Josefa Martinez, now deceased, enrolled Dolores at a young age into the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin, TX. Dolores graduated, married, and had two boys; Capt. Roy Petty USN (Ret.), who preceded her in death last year, and her youngest son, Mark, who cared for her until her last day.

Like her parents, Dolores was a diligent worker. She worked and retired from the Federal Aviation Administration after 40 plus years of service. Dolores and her husband, Johnny Cordova, who has preceded her in death, were members of the local deaf community. They both enjoyed many fond memories with their church friends, especially, Connie Martin. Dolores was an avid animal lover and also left behind her faithful Chihuahua, Bebe.

Dolores is survived by her son; R Mark Petty, his wife Veronica, and their four children; Rebecca James, husband, Kevin; M Major Petty, San Diego, CA; Misty, and Liv Petty, of Fort Worth, TX.

She is also survived by her sister, Josephine Ayala, daughter in law Donna Petty, grandchildren, Collin and Erin Petty; and two great-granddaughters, Kirra and Pinley James.

A visitation for Dolores will be held Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Keller's Old Town Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 220 Keller Parkway, Keller, TX 76248.

A funeral service will occur Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 220 Keller Parkway, Keller, TX 76248.

A committal service will be held Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM with burial to follow at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park, 5725 Colleyville Blvd, Colleyville, Texas 76034.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.kellersoldtownfuneralhome.com for the Cordova family.

If you wish to send flowers in honor of Mrs. Cordova, please contact Lilium Floral Design at 817-589-1566 or http://www.liliumflorals.com.

  • FAMILY

  • R. Mark Petty (Veronica), Son
  • Rebecca James (Kevin), Grandchild
  • M. Major Petty, Grandchild
  • Misty Petty, Grandchild
  • Liv Petty, Grandchild
  • Josephine Ayala, Sister
  • Donna Petty, Daughter-in-law
  • Colin Petty, Grandchild
  • Erin Petty, Grandchild
  • Kirra James, Great Grandchild
  • Pinley James, Great Grandchild
  • Johnny Cordova, Husband (deceased)
  • Capt. Roy Petty, Son (deceased)
  • Jesus Martinez, Father (deceased)
  • Josefa Martinez, Mother (deceased)
  • BeBe, Beloved Dog

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Memories

Dolores Martinez Cordova

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LeRoy & Suzanne Terrio

January 12, 2021

Dolores had a passionate Catholic faith revealed by how she served to our Fort Worth Catholic Deaf community for so many years. At Catholic deaf mass-social events, she loved to bring foods and share past stories with us. We dearly miss her. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Kimberly & Garth Clayton

January 12, 2021

Our deepest condolences to her family and her beloved dog, Bebe.
She was a very kind & sweet person.
After Mass at St. Rita Catholic Church, We had a potluck refreshment. Every time She mentioned her dog, Bebe. “She is my baby”. She always asked me if she would like me to give her some left of meats such as Turkey & beef for Bebe. Of course, I did. 😊 Gave her some meats for Bebe. I know how much she loved Bebe very much. Dolores will be missed. We will always cherish her memory. ❤️🙏🏼🐾🐕🤟🏼
RIP, Dolores🦋🕊🙏🏼❤️

Kathleen Murphy

January 9, 2021

We always loved to see Dolores at Church. She was an awesome lady and thoughtful. She was a devoted Catholic lady and loved to bring food to events. She was a good cook.
She loved to take care of cats and dogs. She came to visit us and checked our dog to make sure our dog is ok even dog sat while we were on vacation.
I would like to send our deepest sympathy for her family's loss.

Kathleen Murphy

Jeremy Nation

January 9, 2021

I met Dolores at Catholic church in 1997. She was very nice lady. She shared with me about she was student at Texas School for the Deaf. I told her that I graduated TSD in 1997. I will miss her as friend. I will pray for her. God bless her soul.

Jeremy

Blanca Ruiz-Cavazos

January 9, 2021

Dolores will truly be missed. May God bless her soul and her family during grieving. Time will ease the pain. May God be with you all. Alexander and I (Blanca) were always happy to see her at Church. As soon as she see us, her face light up with joy and happiness. Just as we are to her. We would always try to sit by her during the socials and we would talk about family and friends. We loved talking and learning things about life from her. She is such a loving, kind and a sweetheart. Dolores, we love you and we will see you again in heaven. 🤟 💖 🙏
Love always
Blanca and Alexander Cavazos

Jim and Mary HARMUTH

January 9, 2021

We all loved Dolores and her family especially her loving husband, Johnny Cordova who we met with Dolores years ago and we instantly loved her forever!!! She and her husband, Johnny, always helped us all with everything and we sure have missed Johnny and know they will be so happy to be together again.
Dolores helped us learn signs for the Mass and other places we all went with them... They were helpers for anything we had for our deaf friends and they always did so much to make it a day time for everyone! We loved Dolores and Johnny for many years and he died of a heart attack and we were shocked as they were both fine and all the sudden he was in the hospital, dying...we attended his funeral and have missed him from then to now.. Dolores was a great Catholic and Johnny was too, they always helped us and taught us signs we did not know and she could spell fastest of all we knew as everyone called her the "fastest gun in the West" as a tribute to her all learn correct signs for all things we did...Dolores was a delight to know and we all loved her so much and her family too. We will love her and miss her for ever and hope to join her one day if we are good too and follow her wonderful life and Johnny's too and hope to meet her in heaven one day soon too! Love you both and all your family too and we miss you already and forever too. Prayers for you both and all your family too! God love you both and all your family too. We will miss you forever too and know how much God loved you both too! We love you forever too and pray for all of us too! Thank you for being our special friends too and God bless you all too!!! And we hope to see you one day soon, in heaven too! All our love for you both, too! Jim and Mary Harmuth with prayers and love forever and more....

Mary Cinatl

January 9, 2021

We loved Dolores so very much and will miss her immensely. Dolores was the matriarch of the Catholic Deaf Ministry Program in Fort Worth for many decades. Her faith was deep and unshakeable, and she led her life with conviction, purpose, patience and peace. She was an example to all of us, and an advisor to many. I will always remember the sound of her rings clinking together as she would fingerspell! :) She was a blessing to me personally when I was part of the Deaf Ministry Program, and I will always remember her as our beloved matriarch. May you rest in heavenly peace, sweet Dolores!
Mike and Mary Cinatl

Major Petty

January 9, 2021

My favorite memories were peacefully reading Garfield and other comics with her. She always had a bunch of different ones at her house. We’d also watch every Disney movie as soon as it came out on VHS. Eating Grandy’s or Luby’s. More recently, it was painting rocks with her. She was always the creative type and doing that with her was so peaceful and calming. I wish I had seen her more and shared more of that with her. Also, hanging out with her and her beautiful dog, Bebe. I love that dog and dear Grandma.

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