Dolores P. Tijerina

March 11, 1923December 7, 2011

Dolores Pastrano Tijerina, 88, went to be with our Lord on December 7, 2011. Married for 64 years, she was a devoted wife, homemaker and mother of 11 children. As a former “Kelly Katie”during WWII, she provided critical support for aircraft at Kelly AFB. A member of the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, the Sociedades Guadalupanas, the St Paul’s Altar Society and Ladies Auxiliary of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. She was preceded in death by husband, Manuel, parents Geronimo and Nicoloza Pastrano; sister Ruth Cardenas, brother John Pastrano, sons, Alexander and Bernardo, grandsons, Brandon and Ronald. Dolores is survived by her children, Manuel (Lupe) Tijerina II, Maria Teague (Lee), Maurice (JoAnne) Tijerina, Alfredo (J.P.) Tijerina, Jerome (Linda) Tijerina, John Philip Tijerina, Brigid (Robert Jr.) McIntyre, Patsy (Mark) Henson and Rose Ann Bononcini; grandchildren, Manuel III, Robert, Stephen, Misty, Jose, Jeremy, Christian, Dominique, Anthony, Matthew, Isaac, Christina, Veronica, Jacob, Carmen and Amber; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Reagan, Noah, Brandon Jr., Connor, Elena, Arianna, Liliana, Isaiah, Aerias and Zachary; brothers, Andres, Gregory, Manuel, Jerry and Joe Pastrano; sisters, Eufemia Rodriguez, Maria Puente and Patsy Espino. Visitation will be at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home on Bandera Rd. on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. The mass funeral will be at Prince of Peace Catholic Church,7893 Grissom Road on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Msgr. Patrick Cronin officiating. Interment will be at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.


  • Funeral Rosary Tuesday, December 13, 2011
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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Roseann Bononcini

January 19, 2012

Mom, I miss you already if I could talk to you when I fell lonely or if I need you to tell me how everything will fine.

Laurel Williamson

January 13, 2012

I am sorry to hear of about the death of your mother. I wanted to wait until after the holidays to send you this note. I know this must be a difficult time. It is very hard to lose a parent, so take care of yourself. Take time to grieve a take comfort from those who love you. I will send healing Karma your way.

John Ross Palmer

January 11, 2012

I have been thinking about you and the recent loss of your mother. It was not long ago that your lost your father. And knowing that your friends will be there to give you strength is very important now. It can be so hard to face the first year without your parents, but the love of family and friends can and will carry you through.

Pam & Martha

January 11, 2012

Dear Alfredo and JP
You have been in our thoughts and prayers. Losing a mother is something we both have experienced, and we know the void it leaves in your life. We trust your sadness will be replaced with great memories and a lasting sense of her love.

Cindy Hernandez-Torchia

January 10, 2012

Dear Alfredo, JP and Jose: I have been thinking of you and your family so much! I am sooooooo sorry about your mother. That makes me so sad. I wish you peace, comfort and healing as you go through this difficult time. And more amazing is she outlived some of her children and grandchildren! I Can't imagine recovering from that.
I can only imagine about missing her dearly.
Let me know if I can help in any way.
Cindy Hernandez LCSW

Fr TJ Martinez

January 10, 2012

Alfredo and family
Many prayers, my dear friend!! She is in a wonderful place and you will see her again! Huge hug,Father TJ.
Reverend T.J. Martinez, SJ
Cristo Rey Jesuit College Prep

Teresa Garcia

December 22, 2011

No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.

Kate-David Barerre

December 15, 2011

Oh Alfredo & JP, I am sorry to hear this news about your Mother. But glad you were all able to be with her and be together at the end. I hope her celebration is a chance to share happy memories with people who loved her. So much loss for you. The holidays will be bittersweet this year I imagine. Well please take care of yourself in the coming weeks...special things to treat the wounds of grief.
You're in our thoughts as are your family. Kate, David and doggies

Mario Pastrano

December 14, 2011

I will miss my aunt Dolores. She was and will always be someone special for my bothers and sister. She was not only our aunt but also my father's sister. She was married to my mother's brother. I love and will miss her dearly and our prayers go out to the family. Mario & Eva Pastrano at

December 14, 2011

Manuel, may you find peace and comfort in the faith that your mother instilled in you and your family. Our prayers are with you and Lupita.

Martin & Betty Briseno