Dora Jean Trevino

1947-2019

Dora Jean Trevino

1947 ~ 2019

Dora Jean Trevino, age 71, was called to the Lord on Friday, August 9, 2019. She is survived by herdaughter, Rachel Trevino Olivares; son-in-law, David R. Olivares; grandchildren, Joe Villarreal, Ashley Villarreal, Emily Olivares; great grandson, Joseph R. Villarreal. Siblings: Irene (Johnny) Dones, Becky (Louis) Ramirez, Mary Helen Rodriguez, Daniel (Tina) Rodriguez, David (Sylvia) Rodriguez; sister in law, Dolores Rodriguez; aunt, Connie C. Medina, cherished nieces and nephews; Emily, Chris, Arlene, Rudy, Rhonda, Julie, Maria, Valerie, Becky, Jessica, Kimberly, Paula, Ray Louis, Jennifer and Manuel III, beloved great nieces and nephews, many beautiful cousins, and family friends. She is preceded in death by her mother, Emily C. Rodriguez, father, Manuel Rodriguez Sr., brother Manuel Rodriguez, Jr., brother in law
Rudy Rodriguez, and long-time partner of 20 years, Frank Duran.

Dora Jean was born at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, Texas on November 27, 1947. She was a 1965 graduate of Charles H. Milby High School and later went on to work as a Lead Returns Processor for East Texas Distributing for over 25 years. She was a longtime member of the Houston Amistad bowling club, participating in league tournaments around Texas, having ranked top five in all-state Texas women’s
tournament in 1984.

Dora truly lived her life to the fullest. To her family and friends, she was a force of nature, a witty fun-loving person who could make you laugh till your stomach hurt, and a true friend you could count on to be there during the best of times and in your darkest days. She loved music (any kind), loved to dance (in penny loafers in the 50s, go-go boots in the 60s, and disco attire in the 70s) and she loved to sing
(even though she could not carry a tune).

Dora’s zest for life was stalled when she suffered a massive stroke in 1999. She was given a small window of survival, but true to form, she fought back to live another 20 years. Despite Dora’s handicap, she continued to travel with her family, having visited Marfa, Texas, to see the mysterious Marfa Lights, Big Bend National Park, and several boat cruises to Florida, Cancun, and Cozumel. Dora never lost her ability to charm anyone she met. She always greeted a stranger or old friend with a bubbly smile, a warm touch and an “I love you.” Her kind heart, loving eyes and beautiful smile will be deeply missed.

Dora’s family would like to acknowledge the incredible staff at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR Memorial Hermann), at Houston and The Woodlands, Texas. Their kindness and support to Dora’s recovery and rehabilitation in 1999 and 2018 will never be forgotten.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 17, at Compean Funeral Home, 2102 Broadway Blvd.,
Houston, Texas 77012, viewing from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Rosary at 12:30 p.m. Reception to follow
at American Legion Hall Post 521, 2221 Preston Rd, Pasadena, Texas 77503.

  1. Rosemary Gonzales

    18 hours ago  

    “I love you more”. Her smile, her continue her zest for life. One of her regrets – she wanted a Spitfire car. I cannot forget how she would say, you watch, I’m going to get that car. My love for Dora will never be lost. Her continuous hugs were always so touching. She might not have said the words but you could feel the love. My love for Dora will never diminish. Rachel, your mother was blessed when you were born and you have truly fulfilled her life until there was none. Love you always, love you more. May Dora Rest in Peace. My condolences to the entire Rodriguez family.

  2. Amado & Alma Mena

    20 hours ago  

    Our sincerest condolences to the Rodriguez family.

  3. Alma Mena

    20 hours ago  

    Our sincerest condolences to the Rodriguez family. Dora was a beautiful person and friend. I loved when she’d sing her Patsy Cline songs. She leaves lots of good & happy memories we remember from to time. Our prayers for peace and strength go out to her entire family.

  4. Helen valdez

    24 hours ago  

    My deepest condolences to the family. Dora was a loving person with a great personality. May you RIP sweet angel.

  5. Helen Valdez

    24 hours ago  

    My deepest condolence to the family. RIP.

  6. Manuel G. Caballero

    1 day ago  

    My deepest and heartfelt condolences to the Rodriguez, Ramirez,Trevino and Dones families for their loss. I remember Dora as a well respected person always happy with a smile. I remember everyone Rita mentioned the the De Zavala softball team coach by Mr. Nieto, great memories of the girl kicking A..s !! I pray that she rest in peace and that she’s in God’s arms. Love you Dora until we meet again.

  7. Hector

    2 days ago  

    We gonna miss you greatly Ms Dora. You will always have a special place in my heart.

  8. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Avila

    3 days ago  

    My condolences to her kids and the Rodriguez Family. I met Dora at the Bowling Alley she was a great person she would always make laugh.RIp Dora ❤🎳

  9. Alisa R Maldonado

    3 days ago  

    The news of Dora’s death brings much sadness. Please accept my deepest condolences. I am praying for strength and comfort for your entire family in your time of grief.

  10. Rachel Caballero. Rodriguez cruz

    3 days ago  

    You will be deeply missed. My deepest condolences to all the family.

  11. Rita Hernandez

    4 days ago  

    My condolences to the Rodriguez family sorry for your loss Dora was a long long time friend of ours we go way way back we used to play at DeZavala Park When We Were Young we played isoftball for mr. Nieto and our teammates were Rosa Ybarra Alvarado catcher Rita Navarro Hernandez first base Dora Rodriguez Trevino was 2nd base Julie Arcizo Rangel was shortstop Rosemary Landa Perez was third base Mary Helen Rodriguez with fielder Mary Navarro Ramirez with fielderMary Jean green Fielder Francis Chavez Fielder Gloria Ramos fielder but lease Becky Rodriguez Ramirez was our famous Pitcher we were all tight and we won a lot of games. you brought us good memories and you will be missed love you may you rest in peace your friends

  12. Rita Hernandez

    4 days ago  

    My condolences to all the Rodriguez family for their loss. Dora was a longtime friend of ours we go way way back when we used to play softball at DeZavala Park in Magnolia we played for Mr Nieto he was our coach and it was always Rosa Ybarra Alvarado catcher myself Rita Navarro Hernandez 1st basemen Dora Rodriguez Trevino 2nd base Julie Arcizo Rangel short stop Rose Mary Landa Perez 3rd base and Mary Helen Rodriguez Rodriguez Fielder Mary Navarro Ramirez Fielder Francis Chevy Fielder Mary Jean green Fielder Gloria Ramos Felder we had a great team we were all tight and you brought us good memories those were the good old days Dora you will be Missed RIP

  13. Melissa Ramos

    4 days ago  

    To my comadre Rachel and family,

    Our condolences and so much love go out to you on the loss of an amazing woman. Her shining light and spirit will shine forever more. Dora will be missed but not forgotten.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Missy, Marisa, Randi & Adrian Ramos

  14. Gina Chavez

    4 days ago  

    Tia Dora, you had such a big heart. Always telling us: GIRL I LOVE YOU! That always made my day and night. I remember family functions, you being on the dance floor in your wheel chair moving and grooving to the music, dancing with us all and yes singing too. We may not have known the words but we tried.lol Awe, the good ole days as we say. I will forever cherish them and your memory. You are so loved and will be so missed and never forgotten. Rest easy Tia, rest in paradise. Until I see you again, keep that watchful eye on us all. I so love you more!

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