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Dora Nelle Sanchez, a 58 year resident off Gardena, passed away on August 28, 2012. Born in Alamosa CO, Dora was 89 when she died. Dora graduated from Mt St. Scholastica College in Kansas with a degree in English. She began her career working for the LAPD and then moved to Gardena and worked for 40 years for the City of Gardena in various secretarial positions. She was a member of the Gardena Elks #1919 and a member of the Gardena Emblem club. She was a crossword puzzle enthusiast, a fan of Englebert Humperdink and Rod Stewart. She enjoyed bus trips to Pechanga and Laughlin. She was also a world traveler who toured throughout Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Paris and Rome. Dora is survived by daughter Ledra Sanchez of Bellflower CA; son Lee Sanchez of Gardena, CA; and grandchildren Alex and Marcella Sanchez. She was preceded in death by her husband Lee Sanchez and by parents, Augustina and Epifanio Jaramillo. She is also survived by nephew Tom Chavez and nieces Paula (Chavez) Hudson, Pamela (Chavez), Angela (Chavez) Serafin, Monica (Chavez) Gelbaum, Michele (Chavez) Denise (Chavez) Cohens. Kathryn Jaramillo, Shirley (Jaramillo) King, along with numerous grand nieces and nephews. The Rosary will be held at St. Anthony of Padua in Gardena on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 7:00pm. The Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach. A reception will be held at the Gardena Elks Lodge in Gardena.

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  1. My Dearest Auntie Dora, It is with great sadness and a broken heart that I must wish you Godspeed. I was so looking forward to seeing you and spending time with you in Sante Fe next month. And now to know that I will not see your beautiful smile or enjoy the spirit of love and generosity that is you is hard to bear. I love you most and will see you in my dreams. Give hugs to Fanio, Alex, and David. Love, Shirl

  2. Auntie Dora, I know you are with the angels and are home. My heart aches with great sadness though and I will miss you terribly. You were such an amazing woman with such great spirit! I cherished our 4th of July summers more than you can imagine. Your hugs were the best and that smile lit up the room. Please give my Grandpa Epie and Grandma Alice big hugs for me. Rest in peace Auntie and I will love you always!

  3. My unique, beautiful, and beloved friend. There is no one in this world like you. In good times and bad – in happy times and sad – there you were with your beautiful, contagious smile, your goodness and your strength – – not to mention your incomparable love and generosity. My heart is broken into a million pieces, but I love that you are home in peace. Save my seat beside you. You are in my heart forever. Lia

  4. Auntie Dora – I cannot believe it is already time to say goodbye. You have truly made a difference in my life – your energy, compassion, and zest for living will resonate with me for a very long time. Thank you for all the wonderful times we were able to spend together. Your presence will be greatly missed… I love you. Ian

  5. RIP Auntie Dora! I am going to miss your trips out to Colorado to see us during the 4th of July, I’m going to miss our train rides, our hikes, and all of the fun you always brought with! I love you so very much, please check up on us in Colorado every once in awhile, we are all thinking of you and the family!

  6. RIP Auntie Dora! I am going to miss your trips out to Colorado to see us during the 4th of July, I’m going to miss our train rides, our hikes, and all of the fun you always brought with! I love you so very much, please check up on us in Colorado every once in awhile, we are all thinking of you and the family!

  7. Dora, Lia, allowed me and Paulyna to become your friends I was very impressed and so happy to be your friend..enjoying lunches at the Elephant Bar, and Mills and Burnt Tortilla.and then going to Lias house to play Tile Rummy..I will Miss you Dora.

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