In memory of
El Doris Rocha
El Doris Rocha February 3, 1928 - January 5, 2017 El Doris M. (Sarmento) Rocha, age 88, passed away on January 5, 2017 in Modesto, California. A lifelong resident of California, El Doris was born in Oakland on February 3, 1928. She is predeceased by her mother, Mary E. Lopes; her father, Eugene J. Sarmento, her step-father, John Lopes, Jr.; her grandmother, Mary Bruges, and her former husband, Manuel L. Rocha. A devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, El Doris enjoyed her retirement taking care of her eight precious cats, reading her bible, and watching her favorite Christian TV shows. El Doris is survived by four children. Her oldest daughter is Christal Rocha Homen (Henry Magdaleno) Turlock, California. Her oldest son is Jeffrey Rocha (Marlene) Atascadero, California. Followed by her daughter, Claudia Sachs (Walter) Tallahassee, Florida, and her youngest son, Russell Rocha (Katrina Van Aller) Reno, Nevada. She also survived by four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren who she loved dearly. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate your donations be made to one of the following organizations: Peoples Church of Modesto, Pastor Samuel H. Stone, 2401 Sylvan Avenue, Modesto, California 95357 www.peopleschurchofmodesto.com (209) 551-1627; and/or the Wags and Whiskers Rescue, 1700 McHenry Avenue, Ste. 65B#155, Modesto, California 95350 www.WAWR.org (209) 613-0958. A Celebration of her life will be held at the Peoples Church of Modesto, 2401 Sylvan Avenue, on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2 p.m. Following the service, a reception will be held. www.cvobituaries.com
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