Doroteo Cantu Rosalez
Doroteo Cantu Rosalez
  • February 6, 1925 - December 22, 2014
  • Taft, Texas

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On Monday, December 22, 2014, Doroteo C. Rosalez, 89, left this earth to be with his Lord and Savior. He was born on February 6, 1925, to Cosme and Dominga Cantu Rosales. Doroteo worked construction with Toland Construction Company of Taft until his retirement. Besides his family, Dad loved gardening, repairing cars and fixing anything broken in or outside the home. He was a true jack-of-all-trades.

Preceding him in death were his parents; three daughters, infant Gloria, Delia and Dolores M. Rosalez; two sisters, Natalia Ornelas and Concepcion Gonzalez.

Doroteo leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of sixty-eight years, Manuela Moreno Rosalez; daughter, Diana M. Rosalez; sons, Doroteo (Lupe) Rosalez, Jr. and David (Mahina) Rosalez; sisters, Isabel Moreno and Rosa Narvaez; brothers, Felipe Rosales and Leonardo Rosales; a special niece, Rosa Ornelas; sister-in-law, Janie Hinojosa; three brothers-in-law, Lucio Moreno, Blas (Manuela) Moreno and Leonardo Moreno; eleven grandchildren: Carlos, Pete, Gloria and April Rosalez of Taft, Mele (Dave) Beeman, Makana (Keith) Hirata, David Allen, Maile, Julet and Daniel Rosalez of Kailua, Hawaii and John Michael Castillo; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 28, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. that same evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, December 29, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Taft. Burial will follow the service at Taft Memorial Park.

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