Dora Fernandez, our beloved sister, aunt, and cousin, passed away on November 21, 2014. She was born on February 24, 1928, in Nava, Coahuila, Mexico to the late Raymundo and Maria Fernandez and was one of six children (Jovita, Rudy, Ernest, Ralph ,Minerva). She is survived by her sister, Minerva Nerios from League City, and countless nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her family moved to Galveston ,Texas when she was four years old, where she attended school and worked. She then moved to League City to be close to work and retired from Lockheed at NASA in the late 80’s. She was a long time member of St. Mary Catholic Church in League City and the Senior Citizen Center in Bacliff.
Dora’s home was the central place for the family to meet. She loved to cook, bake, make ceramic dolls, macramé, paint her infamous Christmas ceramic trees, and listen to Garth Brooks! We will all miss her cheese enchiladas, German Chocolate cake, banana pudding, Snicker doodle and Ranger cookies, and Bunuelos!! Most of all, we will miss her wit!
Dora was a voice of reason to us all and she will be greatly missed!
Services will be held at Crowder funeral home in Webster, on Monday, November 24th. Friends and family may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. with a rosary being said at 7:00.
A celebration of Dora’s life at a mass will be held at 10:00am, Tuesday, November 25th, at St. Mary Catholic Church in League City. Burial services will follow immediately at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson. Pallbearers: Manuel Nerios III, Michael Nerios, Rudy Fernandez, John Paul Zapata, Robbie Balderas, and Hector Garza.
Honorary pallbearers are: Louis Balderas, Jim Nerios, Tom Fernandez, and David Fernandez .
The family wishes to thank the Adalpe family for being so good to Dora through the years.