Dolores Kilgore

July 22, 1933March 10, 2021

Dolores (Kainer) Kilgore, 87, of Victoria, Texas, peacefully entered into her eternal rest on March 10, 2021. She was born in the Shillerville Community of Victoria County to the late Edmund Kainer and Hilda (Hollas) Kainer.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary (Christopher) Coughran of Argyle; Dianne (Moell) Blalock of Boerne; Denise (Greg) Jolly of Victoria; Eileen (Chuck) Bullock of Inez; Patrice (Fred) Stanford of Victoria; and Ida (Bill) Sebera of Fredericksburg; sons, Thomas (Lynette) Kilgore of Inez; Daniel (Sheila) Kilgore of Victoria; Patrick (Melodie) Kilgore of Sugarland, and Wayne (Stacey) Kilgore of Montgomery. She is also survived by 36 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren.

Dolores is preceded in death by her husband, Whayland W. Kilgore. They had 69 wonderful years together before his death March 2, 2020. She is also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Melvin Kainer, Alton (Doris) Kainer, and Winfred (Mary Ruth) Kainer; two sons, Joseph and John Kilgore; one daughter, Blandine and son-in law Jeff Dorsett; two grandsons, Clint Bullock and Matthew Dorsett and one great-grandson, Mason Rother.

Dolores attended Lone Tree School for the first eight grades and graduated from Patti Welder High School. She met the love of her life, Whayland W. Kilgore, while in high school and he in college, and married Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 1950, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Their union gave them thirteen children.

Dolores was a devout Catholic, who took her role seriously and led by example for her children. She was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and active in Altar Society and Sewing Circle in the parish. She loved music and loved to dance. At any point in time, you could find her dancing in the living room with one of her children or grandchildren. Family get-togethers were the best! One would always find plenty of food, fun, and laughter. She was proud of her children and loved being with her many grandchildren. Her family was her joy and her life. She took her role as wife, mother, and grandmother to heart! Everyone who knew her, loved her. You could hear her laughter a mile away! We will miss you, but we know you will be praying for us here on earth and we will be together again.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 16th at 9:00am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 105 N Williams Street. Rosary will be recited at 9:30am with the Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:00am. Burial to follow to Resurrection Cemetery. Pallbearers include grandsons, Kyle Kilgore, Braden Kilgore, Cody Bullock, Dewitt Kilgore, Cole Kilgore, and Clayton Dorsett.

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  • Judge Whayland Kilgore, Husband (deceased)
  • Mary (Christopher) Coughran, Daughter and Son-In-Law
  • Dianne (Moell) Blalock, Daughter and Son-In-Law
  • Denise (Greg) Jolly, Daughter and Son-In-Law
  • Eileen (Chuck) Bullock, Daughter and Son-In-Law
  • Patrice (Fred) Stanford, Daughter and Son-In-Law
  • Ida (Bill) Sebera, Daughter and Son-In-Law
  • Thomas (Lynette) Kilgore, Son and Daughter-In-Law
  • Daniel (Sheila) Kilgore, Son and Daughter-In-Law
  • Patrick (Melodie) Kilgore, Son and Daughter-In-Law
  • Wayne (Stacey) Kilgore, Daughter and Son-In-Law
  • 36, Grandchildren
  • 43, Great-Grandchildren
  • Edmund Kainer, Father (deceased)
  • Hilda Hollas Kainer, Mother (deceased)
  • Joseph and John Kilgore, Sons (deceased)
  • Blandine (Jeff) Dorsett, Daughter and Son-In-Law (deceased)
  • Clint Bullock and Matthew Dorsett, Grandsons (deceased)
  • Mason Rother, Great-Grandson (deceased)
  • Winfred (Mary Ruth) Kainer, Brother and Sister-In-Law (deceased)
  • Melvin Kainer, Brother (deceased)
  • Alton (Doris) Kainer, Brother and Sister-In-Law (deceased)

  • Kyle Kilgore
  • Braden Kilgore
  • Cody Bullock
  • Dewitt Kilgore
  • Cole Kilgore
  • Clayton Dorsett


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021

  • Rosary

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021


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Gary & Maxine Janicek

March 15, 2021

Maxine and I wish to offer our condolences to the family of Mrs Kilgore.
Gary & Maxine Janicek

Carolyn Faltysek

March 14, 2021

I mostly remember Mrs. Kilgore from Wood Hi. I grew up with all the kids and was in Tommy's class. Mr. Kilgore and my dad were good friends growing up together. I always remember the family taking a whole row at church! treasure the memories of your mom and daddy. Wonderful couple who will be missed
Carolyn Smiga Faltysek

Ricky and Carol Ann Lenz

March 14, 2021

We were sorry to hear that Mrs. Kilgore had passed away. She was
a fine Christian woman who always had a smile on her face. We know that she will be missed by many people. May God bless the
entire Kilgore family during your time of loss.