Dolores Saldivar Chacon passed away at the home of her son Frank Delgado on March 29, 2018 at the age of 96. She was the third child, of Domingo and Isidra Saldivar in a family of twelve. The first to be born in the United States in Somis, California on December 3, 1921. Dolores lived in East Los Angeles, California and Laughlin, Nevada for 89 years. She moved to Montana in 2013 to live with her son and daughter in law. Dolores is a member of St Paul Lutheran Church, Ronan and rarely missed a service.
Dolores worked as a Prototype Electric Motor builder for Skurka-Langdon for 40 years and was held in great esteem by the owner, Mr. Skurka. He said that Dolores talents and extraordinary loyalty attributed the company’s success.
She enjoyed reading, could read several books a week while cooking Mexican food for her guests. As a single mother she raised two sons with the help of God and her Mother. Both her sons are upstanding men who were taught respect, honesty, and love of country. No easy task for a single mother to tame two rambunctious sons with love and tough discipline.
While living in Montana she enjoyed the Bison Range, gong to the movies, going out to breakfast after church and especially playing Bingo at St Luke Extended Care, Ronan, with the other ladies at her table. She enjoyed getting to know David and Amy Vaughan, Michal’s daughter, son-in-law and children Hannah, Philip, and Star. She loved to go to Philip’s baseball games and having ice cream with the kids.
Dolores is survived by her two sons and their wife’s; Frank and Michal Delgado, Edward “Eddie” and Helen Delgado and step-son Armando Chacon (Harriet) both of California. Grandchildren; Mark, Estella, Elizabeth, Darlene, Cynthia, Eddie Jr, David, Philip, Steve, of California and Carmen Depoto of Arizona, and numerous great grandchildren and great- great- grandchildren, also, two brothers; Albert and Sally Saldivar, of Arizona and Enrique and Virginia Saldivar, of California.
Memorial Service will be Saturday, May 19th, 3:00 pm at St Paul Lutheran Church, 35681 Terrace Lake Road in Ronan.