Dora Olonia Pacheco, 94, passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 2010. Survived by her children, Angela Rotunno, Betty Duarte, George (Lupe) Pacheco, Gil (Lupe) Martinez, Gilbert (Bertha) Pacheco, Paul-Leroy (Angie) Pacheco and Desi (Dorothy) Pacheco; sister, Sen Gonzales; 27 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; many great-great grandchildren; special care giver, Ramona Terrazas; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Margaret Graham-Olonia and Carlos Olonia; husband, Jose Desiderio Pacheco; brother; Manuel Olonia; sisters, Emma Vigil and Maggie Gonzales; granddaughter, Brenda Duarte-Alcon; son-in-law; Norbert Duarte; and numerous relatives and friends. Dora was born on May 16, 1916, in Ranchitos de Taos, N.M. She worked at Colorado Laundry, seamstress for the Colorado State Hospital and foster grandparent for HeadStart program for over 12 years. Dora greatly enjoyed dancing, cooking and baking many wonderful home cooked meals, and most of all loving, blessing, and kissing her family at regular family gatherings. Dora was greatly loved and appreciated by all of her family who will forever cherish her memory. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Monday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at St. Leander Catholic Church, 6th and Monument, with the Rev. Father Tony Wojcinski as celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Walking With Grandma
    We like to walk with Grandma,
    Her steps are short like Ours,
    She doesn’t say, Now Hurry Up
    She always takes her time.
    We like to walk with Grandma,
    Her eyes see things like Ours do…
    Wee pebbles shining, a funny cloud,
    Half hidden drops of dew.
    Most people have to hurry,
    They do not stop and see.
    We are glad that God made Grandma
    Unrushed and young like us.
    In tribute to our Grama Dora – Monica & JD Pacheco

  2. In sympathy�. we extend deep and heartfelt sympathy to the Pacheco Family for your loss. Your loved one (Grama Dora) has left behind a thousand moments that will live in the hearts of everyone who loved her. Please know, at this difficult time, that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you

    Ernie – Priscilla – Crystal Hernandez and JD – Monica Pacheco (Pueblo Colorado)

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