Dolores Marie Ernst
October 9, 1934 – July 17, 2020
Dolores Marie Ernst, 85, of Canton, Texas passed away peaceably on July 17, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 9, 1934 in Dallas, Texas to Robert Lee Farley and Vernie Shepherd Farley.
Dolores grew up in Mesquite Texas. She graduated from Mesquite High School where she was active in band and basketball. In 1953 she married her high school sweetheart, Robert Ernst. Robert joined the army and for the first two years of marriage, the couple lived in Washington State. Dolores worked as a secretary for General Electric in Essential Materials Division. After Robert was discharged the couple moved back to Texas. They lived the last 22 years in Canton. Dolores was active in politics and was a political watchdog. She loved to read, cook and bake. Dolores was known for her “Wesson Oil Cake”. Every Thursday you could find Dolores at the hair salon with her friends talking, laughing and getting her hair done. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dolores will be missed by her family and friends.
Dolores is survived by her loving husband, Robert Ernst; daughter, Kim Lane; granddaughters, Jennifer and spouse, Rachel Laird, Aimee and spouse, Jonathan Harrell; great grandchildren, Heidi Harrell, Adda Laird, Jesse Laird and Sloane Laird; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Vernie Farley; son, Philip Ernst.
Dolores Marie Ernst
Johnny Cornelison, III
February 21, 2021
It has been many a year since I saw Mrs. Ernst. As a child walking home from Hodges Elementary School, sometimes I was see my Memaw was visiting her Aunt Vernie on Pioneer Road in Balch Springs, Tx. I liked to stop in and listen to them talk about old times. Too, I probable got a ride home from Memaw. My Memaw's mother was Minnie Adell (Shepherd) Cole who was an older sister to Vernie (Shepherd) Farley. I remember our families visited a few times when I was young. Alas, it seems the families drifted apart over the years. Bless you and your family my distant cousin Delores.
July 25, 2020
The most beautiful angel in heaven. The best friend I ever had.
My heart is broken.
Love to Bob, Kim, Jen
July 21, 2020
So sad to hear of the passing of Dolores my dear friend... She was such a special person and was very dear to me, she will be missed and may God hold Robert & Family in the palm of his hand. You are all in our thoughts & prayers, Mary & Benny Sebastian
July 19, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Mimi was a very special person to John and will be greatly missed.
Brian, Pam and John
July 18, 2020
We are shocked and dismayed upon hearing about the passing of our dear friend.
Bob, you and your family are are in our thoughts and prayer.
With our love and best wishes.
Ralph and Peggy