Dolores Victoria Richardson passed away on December 6, 2020 at Silver City Care Center. She was born July 18, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York to Maria Lucia Policastro Lorenzo and Francesco Michele Lorenzo. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, George L. Richardson; her brothers, Larry, Frank, and George Lorenzo; two sisters, Marie Lorenzo and Theresa Dunagan and her husband, Alvy (Buster) D. Richardson; a granddaughter, Kristine Victoria Dominguez Mantell and a daughter, Marylou Richardson Malone.
Dolores leaves behind two daughters, Theresa Ann Dominguez (Ralph) of Silver City, NM; and Georgia R. Bibles (Stan Cooper) of Westminster, Colorado; her grandchildren, Ralph Dominguez Jr. (Rose); Bradley Malone (Shelley); Jennifer and Justine Bibles; her great-grandchildren; Theresa Dominguez Monclova (Rey), Andrew Dominguez, Gage Dominguez, Analisa Dominguez, Latigo and Laredo Malone; great-great- grandchildren; Kristy and Dahlia De Leon, and Addison Monclova. A special niece and husband, Kathy and Jerry Mayer; and their children, Larry Mayer and Kelly; and numerous nieces and nephews in New Mexico, Florida, Georgia, Arizona, and New York.
Dolores grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She decided to pack up one day in 1953 with her mother and daughter. They sold their home and took the long train ride to Lordsburg, NM. Dolores said it was definitely culture shock as she stepped off the train... She was meeting her younger sister, Terry Dunagan, who had married an Army man in Animas, NM by the name of Steve Dunagan. Dolores was starting a new life. She started working as a waitress in Lordsburg, NM when an Air Force Staff Sergeant, Alvy D. Richardson, kept coming in for coffee quite often. A few weeks of Alvy trying to get Dolores to go out with him and Dolores turning him down. Alvy mentioned to his buddy one day in the restaurant, “Do you see that woman over there, well I am going to marry her”. After six months, Dolores accepted Alvy's proposal. They were married and lived a very happy life until Alvy’s death in 1995.
Dolores worked at S&H Green Stamp Center, American National Bank, KSIL. She also worked for Dr. William Fowler and Dr. James Robinson for many years. Dolores retired in 1994 as Collection Manager for Dr. William Fowler.
Dolores was an excellent craftswoman, she made many treasured crocheted blankets and other items. She made jewelry, loved to paint southwestern ceramics, painted beautiful landscape pictures, and did so many more crafts. Dolores was also an avid reader. Dolores being from an Italian family was also a superb cook. She taught each of her daughters to cook delicious meals, especially Italian Food. No one ever left Dolores's home hungry!
Dolores loved her family and did many things to help them over the years. She was a very generous person and had a heart of gold. She will be sorely missed by all her family and friends.
Cremation has taken place at Baca's Silver City Crematory and will be buried with her husband at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. There will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to NM School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Alamogordo, NM.
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