April 11, 2019 500 AM
Maria Dolores “Lola” Vasquez passed in Midland on April 3, 2019 at the age of 86.
Lola was born August 6, 1932 in Presidio to her parents Irineo Gonzales and Micaela DeAnda Gonzales.
Lola attended school in Shafter. Her family split their time living in Shafter and their family ranch, northwest of Presidio.
Lola married the love of her life, Fidel Vasquez, Sr., on April 5, 1959 in Shafter, Texas. They lived the majority of their 58-year marriage in Marfa.
Lola was a homemaker and active member of The Guadalupanas, The Apostolado and The Catholic Daughters. Lola was an excellent cook, and she enjoyed quilting and loved being surrounded by friends and family. Lola was a doting grandmother and Wela to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also a tireless volunteer while her children attended St. Mary’s Catholic School. She and Fidel were life-long members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by her son, Fidel, Jr., his wife Debra and their children Andrea Vasquez, Luis Vasquez and Abel Vasquez (Crystal). She is also survived by daughter Diana Vasquez Valdes, her husband Rocky Valdes and their children, Rocky Valdes II (Salena), Elisa Jankly (Chris) and Javi Valdes. Lola was also blessed with 10 great-grandchildren.
Lola is preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Paula Fuentez, Maria Cortez, Jesusa Gonzales, Elisa Gonzales, Manuela Nuñez and brother Justo Gonzales.
A rosary and funeral service was held on April 8, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marfa. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Alpine Memorial Funeral Home.