In memory of
Aurora B. "Dorothy" Slattery
McAllen - Dothory Slattery, 97, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. She was born on June 5,1919, in San Patricio County to Manuel and Ramona Benavides. The eldest of their six children, Dorothy was born in Odem, Texas. and later resided in McAllen, Texas. Her home was the site where several nieces and nephews were born and she assisted with their coming into the world. Later on, her places of employment over the years included Hobby Haven, Singer, Gift- a- rama and Julio's Gift Shop in Downtown McAllen. Dorothy had many interests and lived an active full life. She was an Extremely gifted seamstress with a sense of fashion for designing and creating clothes which included evening and weeding gowns. She was an avid bowler for many years and participated on leagues. She and her husband, Fred, competed in many bowling tournaments across the country. Her hobbies also included gardening, dancing, sewing,traveling and eating out. Dorothy's family and friends will always remember her delicious potato salad and refreshing iced tea. She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred Slattery, her daughter Sylvia R. Mancha. her son Melvin Rutledge Jr., great grandson Micheal M. Rutledge, her parents Ramona Lopez and Manuel Benavides Sr., Brother Kayo Benavides and two sisters, Grace B. Garza and Mary B. Cardenas, half brothers Bennie Benavides, Manuel Benavides and Armando Benavides and one half sister Lydia Guzman Dorothy is survived by her sons Miguel " Mike" (Patricia) Rutledge of Orlando Florida and Rene Rutledge of McAllen; Brother Domingo Benavides of Spokeane Valley, Washington and sister Consuelo B. Ochoa of Galveston, half brother Martin (Antonia) Lopez and Casimiro (Sofia) Lopez Jr. of McAllen; half-sisters Juanita (Erineo) Ramos of Pharr, Micaela Meave of Austin, Elva (Ronulfo) Salmon, and Olga Ybarra of Edinburg, Texas. Pallbearers will be Ruben Rutledge, Bobby Garza, Ruben Mancha, Randy Ramos, Michael Rutledge and Cassy Lopez. Rene Rutledge would like to say "Thank you" to the Doctors, nurses and staff at Las Palmas Home Health Center in McAllen. Visitations will begin today Friday, February 17, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. A burial Will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens in Mission, Texas. Local arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ceballos Funeral Home in McAllen
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