Dora Maria Ojeda
March 21, 1935 – March 7, 2018
Dora Ojeda born March 21, 1935 Los Angeles, California died March 7, 2018 Visalia, California. Dora was a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to so many. She was full of life, love and laughter. Her smile would light up any room, but her presence made you feel complete. She had a way of making you feel like you're the most important person. When it came to her grandkids, she was known as Nani, and was adored by all of them. A member of the Catholic Church and a woman devout in her faith, she enjoyed attending mass in her home city of Visalia and wherever her travels took her from New Jersey and New York to visit family to her travels abroad. She cherished attending mass in the beautiful cathedrals in Rome and Mexico City. Dora was a force to be reckoned with in the Visalia school system. For more than two decades she held various positions in both elementary and adult education, and touched countless lives in her community. Her love of cats began when her mother first placed a kitten in her hands at a very young age. She will be a hard act to follow! She is survived by her three children Lorraine, Susan and Robert her son-in-law Aaron and daughter-in-law Ellen as well as grandchildren, Jason, Kelly, Kristin, Ysabella, Richard, David, Janna, Rob, Jocelyn, Katherine, Victoria, Isabella and great grandchildren. Also survived by her Nephew Joey his wife Gloria, various other family members in Southern California and her 2 beloved cats Emily and Baby. Rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, March 12, 2018 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 608 N. Church St in Visalia, CA. Tributes and condolences may be made at http://secure-web.cisco.com/1LhT51-zJitF_UWpI0-yEx6i4qhTsU2MJwUW4q4Y4e51d-wTSFa73_6qz1uHKYT5bt3K8cFA4doODOAbdz5T8aBReVcMmGdRu2Ub7TFWjyc5AzVhR_aCcvYEG-TGiOImoWU4Nxa3ZZtFGNsTS1Uxp44yR1vlS7G30PW1Efkb_pj2rqMjPd--D_aj-wqssNHLoSqFhiir67waxnIc01ZUSA4plMacozznEFFZSShoafk7lQk_e2HqNUY329sL_XVEul6gBj049Srv_55ne7_bJ4uL-9H8Cnd6NFcewJ02H0XWWOSecI-WI4KduIPtDIgWGLHHGnUu11NfrydxNbuConA/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.millerchapel.com In lieu of flowers please send donations to Wounded warrior project. Tributes and condolences may be made at www.millerchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel 1120 W. Goshen Ave., Visalia CA (559) 732-8371
- She is survived by her three children Lorraine, Susan and Robert her son-in-law Aaron and daughter-in-law Ellen as well as grandchildren, Jason, Kelly, Kristin, Ysabella, Richard, David, Janna, Rob, Jocelyn, Katherine, Victoria, Isabella and great grandchildren. Also survived by her Nephew Joey his wife Gloria, various other family members in Southern California and her 2 beloved cats Emily and Baby.
- Rosary followed by Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 12, 2018
Dora Maria Ojeda
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March 12, 2018
To the Ojeda family. My condolences for your loved ones loss. There are lots of good memories I have of Mrs O. You are all in my prayers.
March 12, 2018
As the Principal at Union Elementary School for 6 years, I had the honor of working closely with Dora. She had such a heart for the entire school community. I was not bilingual, so Dora was my right hand girl! She had of way of handling the tough situations in such a loving manner. Sometimes I had to remind her that she HAD to translate what I was saying and not edit my words to fit what she really wanted to say! She had such a fun little giggle when I reminded her of this! The last time I saw her, she was shopping in Kohl's. We stood and visited for a long time....we both love to talk. She was looking for warm clothes for another trip to the East coast. She loved her visits there! We also talked about going to the movies together because my husband doesn't like "chick flicks". We also talked about the need for another Union School staff reunion so we could all get caught up! Sadly, we did not get to do this. Dora was a beautiful woman who will remain forever in my heart. I have so many fond memories of my time working with her.
With sincere sympathy,