Dolores M. Tornero

dolores tornero

January 29, 1946 ~ November 4, 2022

Born in: El Paso, TX
Resided in: Arlington, TX

Dolores M. Tornero, 76 years old, passed away Friday, November 4, 2022. She was born in El Paso, TX on January 29, 1946 and was a resident of Arlington, TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents Lorenzo & Josefina G. Hernandez and sisters Maria Luisa Escajeda and Margarita Escajeda and her brothers Federico Gomez, Lorenzo Hernandez Jr. and Ernesto Hernandez.

Dolores was a graduate of Bowie High School in El Paso and her friends called her “Kitty” for her green eyes. She was raised a devout Catholic as a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in El Paso. On February 21, 1970, she married her high school sweetheart Victor Vicente Tornero Sr. At Victor’s retirement after 42 years of service in the US Navy, she was awarded the Yellow Rose of Texas award and Military Spouse Medal for her unwavering dedication to his military service and contributions to our country. She will always be remembered and never forgotten. She also dedicated her life to raising and loving her children, grandchildren and family.

Dolores is survived by her loving husband Victor Vicente Tornero Sr, daughters Yvonne Martinez (Luis) and Christina Tornero Burcie, son Victor Vicente Tornero Jr. (Nora) all of Arlington, sisters Celia Hernandez, Lorenza Valenzuela (Carlos), Josefina Hernandez, Teresa Cereceres and Connie Hernandez all of El Paso. Also survived by her pride and joy grandchildren Michael Ignacio Burcie, Carolina Alicia and Liliana Olivia Martinez and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and granddogs Flamer, Lea and Osito and grandparakeets Wrey and Phoenix.

Visitation will be on Monday, November 21 from 5 to 8 pm with a Rosary Service at 6:15 pm at Wade Family Funeral Home in Arlington. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, November 22 at 10 am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Arlington followed by Rite of Committal and burial at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, TX at 1 pm.

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Public Visitation: November 21, 2022 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Rosary: November 21, 2022 6:15 pm

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Funeral Mass: November 22, 2022 10:00 am

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
5819 W Pleasant Ridge Road
Arlington, TX 76016

(817) 478-8206

Graveside Service: November 22, 2022 1:00 pm

DFW National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75211

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  1. You have our deepest and heartfelt condolences and sympathy for your loss. Dolores was a beautiful, great lady who loved with all her heart and showed great esteem for her husband, her children, grandchildren and family. We were blessed with an amazing friendship and have cherished the good times we shared through the years. She will remain on our hearts as a gracious, humble and precious child of God. She will be greatly missed and our prayer is for God to be with you, bless you and comfort you.
    Sincerely, Jesse & Irene Espinoza & Family

    • Thank you Jesse & Irene for your kind & thoughtful words. My parents really enjoyed their New Mexico trips with you all and most importantly your friendship.

  2. CandleImageHer sweet smile and loving heart will be missed everyday. She was the best neighbor you could ask for. May the
    memories of her continue to touch us all!

    • Michelle & family – thank you for your find words and for being great neighbors over the years to our parents.

  3. CandleImageMy heartfelt sympathies for my coworker and friend Victor Jr, his father, sisters and the entire family and friends. May the Lord, family and friends give you comfort.

    • Raul – we are grateful for your friendship to Victor and for you extending your condolences to our family. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated.

  4. CandleImageMy deepest sympathies to the entire family during this difficult time. May your loving memories of her comfort your hearts and may her legacy live on forever through all who loved her.

    • My dear friend Melanie – I can’t thank you enough for being there for me and checking in on me during this difficult time. I treasure your friendship so much. We thank you for your kind words of support.

  5. CandleImageOur sincerest condolences going your way. Our prayers are with you. Sending you lots of love and hugs. May perpetual light shine upon you Aunt Lola and May the Choirs of Angels come to greet you and take you to paradise with our Lord.

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