Eufracia Dorado

December 28, 1922January 3, 2013
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Eufracia Dorado, 90 of Visalia, California passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Eufracia was born in San Angelo, Texas on December 28, 1922 to Florencio and Gabriela Yslas. On January 5, 1942 she married Merced Dorado in Carlsbad, New Mexico. In 1962, Merced and Eufracia moved to Visalia, California to raise their family. Eufracia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great, great grandmother and cherished the fact that she was the Matriarch of 5 generations. She loved to share stories of her life with family. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed teaching her grandchildren how to make tortillas. Eufracia enjoyed cheering on her favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys and going thrift store shopping. Eufracia was a loving and giving lady and enjoyed helping others. She was lovingly known to everyone she met as “Grandma”. Eufracia will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Eufracia was preceded in death by her husband, Merced in 1997; grandson Jimmy in 2005 and by 1 brother and 4 sisters.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, 11 children, Petra Dorado of Visalia, Joe (Rosie) Dorado of Visalia, Dionisio (Filipinas) Dorado of El Paso, TX, Augustin (Mary Louise) Dorado of Brea, CA, Alicia Lopez of Visalia, Rosa (Armando) Aceves of Visalia, Ernest Dorado of Visalia, Cruz Dorado of Visalia, Peter (Johanna) Dorado of San Luis Obispo, CA, Mary Dorado of Visalia and Merced Dorado, Jr. of Visalia; one brother Jose Yslas of Carlsbad, NM, 35 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren and 7 great, great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 3 – 6 p.m. with Recitation of Rosary following at 6 p.m. at Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue in Visalia, CA. Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church of Visalia on Wednesday, January, 9, 2012 at 10 a.m. followed by burial will follow at Visalia District Cemetery.

Tributes and condolences may be made at

Arrangements entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291 (559)732-8371.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 8, 2013
  • Recitation of Rosary Tuesday, January 8, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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March 31, 2015


A memory I have in mind

A teardrop fell upon her cheek, when she waved good-by to me, I was grown and went off that day, My Ama could not help but cry.
Just like she did for each one of us, when it was time to say good-by,
Even when we all were down, to visit and have a good time,
And when it came time to say good-by to each and everyone of us, I know it was very hard for AMA to say good-by,
Most of all she gave us her Blessings she always said Valla con Dios y que Dios te quide, Go with God and God watch over you.

She gave me the best care for 21 years, and that was with all her love for each and everyone of her eleven children. For me I had been a (traviesa) a handful. I feel I have grown and had a great home life. The way my AMA smile at me with her clear chocolate eyes, It filled my heart with lots of pride. Than the moving day came. Yet I knew, cause I saw her face get sad and her watery eyes filled. I knew her heart about to break just as mind did too that day. My AMA, God gave her a long happy 90 years of life, of course with heart-breaks and struggles along the way. I know it is because God saw my AMA generously share everything with us as well as with everyone else. And you can include all the relatives and neighbors too. My first ,second, third, and forth cousin and relatives and so on would come to visit and ask AMA for her delicious flour tortillas as well as neighbors who gladly traded their delious biscuits' or glaze donuts for her tortillas it surely made us very happy. She share her love and food. In her world filled so full with working in the fields and house-whole shores and what ever-else she had to do. She gave each one of us her undivided and unselfish attention sometimes even if just for a little precious moment. Ama like to draw simple little animals, rabbits, chicken, were her favorite. And this art was passed on in the family She was a story teller too. She would find the time to get us all in a circle in the living room this was when we were young and as we became older and we had family get together we all found time at the end of the day to reminess with her stories and memories. Sharing with us stories of her childhood and the old days. Mostly of her favorite stories but some of the tough days too. I know that one Day we will be together again. I love you and miss you so much, Love, Rosa Dorado Aceves

Antonia Hernandez

July 1, 2013

Just missing you........l love you so much and I miss your beautiful, warm smile and your comforting hugs. Love your granddaughter Antonia.

Lisa Ward

March 29, 2013

Thank you grandma for all the Kool aid and the love you shared for us grand kids we love and miss you very much we the dorado family love having you as our grandmother

Mona Chavez

January 12, 2013

Thank you grandma for being you and for the unconditional love you had for all of us. I thank God for blessing us with the greatest person in the world..I miss and love you may you rest in peace sweet lady.

Mona Chavez

January 12, 2013

Thank you grandma for just being you and for the unconditional love you had for all of us..I thank God for blessing us with the greatest person in the world. may you rest in peace.. I miss and love you..

Adam Hernandez

January 10, 2013

I love you mima. I miss you and will always love you and keep your memory alive by always talking about the kindness you showed every one around you. I remember the times when I was sick and your own home remedies that you cured us with. That always did the trick, I always got better after you took care of me. I can remember the times you spent with me making tortillas. No matter how small and so unround the tortilla turned out you never criticized how it came out. I was so proud to make that tortilla. I love you mima. Love your great grandson.

Antonia Hernandez

January 9, 2013

I love you grama forever and ever. I will always remember you and the love you gave to me and my children, Adam and Joseph Michael and my husband Albert. All the times that I needed comfort you knew exactly how to give that to me. I will miss you so much. I will also remember your comfort food that you always had ready not only for me but for every body that visited you. No one knew how to make tortillas like you. There will never be any one like you on this earth. You were an amazing woman. God specially made you for this family and I am so happy and proud to say that you were my Grama. RIP God Bless you Grama. I know exactly where you are and I know that you are happy and you are reunited with those that have gone before you. Especially your grandson Jimmy. We love you always Grama.

January 9, 2013

To the Dorado family we send our deepest sympathies. Rosa, Mary, and Melissa your mother/grandmother will live always in your hearts.
Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.
Jaime and Terri Palomo
Christina Palomo
David and Betty Palomo

Lorene Cabrera Reynoso

January 8, 2013

Rosa & family: May God give you comfort & peace as you cherish loving memories of your mother. May God embrace her in His loving arms.


January 8, 2013

Grandma, I wish that I could have known you better. Every time I saw you, you had a smile on your face and a twinkle in your eye. You always had kind words to say to me and my children, your great grandchildren. I love you Grandma. Tell Grandpa I said hi when you see him in Heaven. Love always Your granddaughter. May I see you in Heaven one day also.