Dora Wilkins

October 25, 1915September 6, 2019

Dora Wilkins, age 103, of Pueblo, Colorado passed away on Friday September 6, 2019. Dora was born October 25, 1915 in Pictou, Colorado. She is preceded in death by her parents Ruben and Balbina (Trujillo) Sandoval; Husband Emilio Wilkins; Daughter Marie Bates; Brothers Ernest, Leo, Ruben, Ray, and Orlando Sandoval; Sisters Amanda Sandoval and Della Smith; and former husband and father of her children August "Corky" Leyba. Dora is survived by her children Martha (Julian) Manzanares, August "Ralph" (Emiko) Leyba, Elena (Warren) Manuel; Step-daughters Frankie Dolehany, Patsy Maestaz, Paula Moriska, and Jackie Wilkins; Siblings Xavier Sandoval, Rachael Sammon and Manuel (Dixie) Sandoval; Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends who will miss her. After marrying her husband, they lived in West Jordan, Utah. She returned to Pueblo, Colorado in 1993 after Emilio passed away. In her wonderfully long life Dora enjoyed watching her Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos. She also enjoyed cooking, gambling, crocheting, and anything that allowed her to spend time with her family. A funeral mass for Dora will be held Friday, September 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Christ the King Catholic Church here in Pueblo. Dora will be laid to rest at Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo, Colorado. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the family.


  • Eddie Romero Jr.
  • Tiffany Romero Pettigrew
  • Jonathan Collins
  • Michael Joseph Dressman
  • Amanda Leyba
  • Jessica Leyba


  • Funeral Mass Friday, September 13, 2019


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Barbara (Bates) Gamez

September 10, 2019

I will always hold close to my heart all the beautiful memories I was blessed to have with you Grandma💚 Forever in our hearts, love you always, Barbara and Michael

Glena Coley

September 10, 2019

to my beautiful grandmother I love and miss u. love your granddaughter glena great granddaughters Melissa and Jennifer and great great grand daughters sierra, alexis. and summer also her great great grandson Byron.