Tenorio, Dolores R.(known as "Wella" to her family), a 55 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at the age of 94, in Gardena. Wella was born in Austin, Texas, and was the daughter of Alifonsa and Quirino Rivera. Wella was married for 38 years to Andrew Tenorio, who passed away October 19, 1968. Wella was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Gardena. Wella helped her father raise her bothers and sisters, as well as her half bothers and sisters, after her mother passed away when Wella was just 13 years old. Wella had a heart of gold and never turned away anyone in the family that needed her help. She will be dearly missed by the whole family and her friends. Wella is survived by her daughter, Lucy(Lucinda) Ruiz of Gardena, CA; Anita Fajardo of Los Angeles, Ca; her sister, Dominga Rodriguez; 8 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and 6 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son, Andrew Tenorio Jr, and her grandsons, Tyron and Roman May. A gathering of family & friends will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Gardena on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 from 10-10:45am. Mass will begin at 11am. Burial will follow at Los Angeles National Cemetery in Los Angeles. Please use this website, to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.

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