Dolores Emily Martin was born on January 17, 1926, in Lemoore, California, to Frank and Emilia Cardoza. She passed away on June 14, 2021, with family by her side. She was 95.
Dolores was devoted and caring. At a young age, she helped take care of her family, while also attending school and helping out on her father’s farm. She was an excellent seamstress and baker. She had superb self-taught kitchen skills, and she used these talents to spoil her children and grandchildren with an abundance of baked goods.
On November 24, 1946, Dolores married Joseph F. Martin. They were happily married for 44 years until Joe’s death in 1990. They are reunited at last.
Dolores was feisty and clever, yet most of all she was selfless and dedicated to her family. To us she was everything. Although she has left this world, her light will shine always in our hearts.
Dolores is survived by her three children, Gerald (Kris) Martin, Jeanette (Robert) Roumimper, and Theresa (Rusty) Carl; eight grandchildren, Morgan, Jordan (Chris), Ryan (Nicole), Rebecca, Joseph, Hailey, Ben, and Alec; and two great-grandchildren, Scarlett and Chase. She was preceded in death by her three older brothers and younger sister.
Mehl’s Colonial Chapel has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
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