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Dorothy Tafoya

October 15, 1937 ~ October 18, 2017 (age 80)
Dorothy Tafoya "Dot", 80, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 with her family by her side. Dorothy was born October 15, 1937 in Modesto, CA.
In 1956 Dorothy graduated from Patterson High school where she met and married her husband Daniel Tafoya. In the year 1965 she and her husband moved to Tracy where they raised their family.
For 16 years she worked for Most Construction where she maintained financial accounts of the business.
Dot was a very kind person and generous with her time. She found joy in providing for others, and was affectionately known as “Mammie” to her grandchild. She enjoyed reading, writing poetry and with her excellent imagination, she created and illustrated her own children's stories. She also had a craft for creating her own decorative pieces. 
Dorothy is survived by her husband Daniel Tafoya of 61 years; her daughter Traci Tafoya and husband Mike Heinrich; her granddaughters Rachelle Tafoya and Erin Tafoya; and her great grandson Evrett Gowan, all of Tracy CA. She was preceded in death by her son Kirk Tafoya.
Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 South Central Avenue, is honored to serve the Tafoya family. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, October 30, 2017. An online gust book is available at for condolences and special messages to the family.

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Tracy Public Cemetery
600 E. Schulte Rd
Tracy , CA 95376

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