In memory of
Dolores Jean DEZIEL
DEZIEL, Dolores Jean Dolores Jean Deziel, 86, born Dolores Jean Miriani, of Detroit, Michigan, went to be with the Lord on January 11, 2017. She passed away peacefully at the Lourdes-Noreen McKeen Retirement Community in West Palm Beach, Florida, in the presence of her children. Dolores was born in Detroit, Michigan, on April 2, 1930 to Vera Vachon and Louis C. Miriani, former Mayor of Detroit. Dolores attended Jesu Catholic Middle School and Immaculata Catholic High School. She went on to earn a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Sociology from the University of Detroit, a Jesuit school. Following her graduation, Dolores taught for the City of Detroit public schools. She met Louis B. Deziel shortly thereafter. They married in 1952 and together had 7 children. In 1968, Dolores moved to Guadalajara, Mexico, with all of her children, and for the next 10 years worked as an international professor setting up University Education Departments for UNESCO around the world. Dolores traveled extensively with her children doing this work. In 1978 she moved to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where she started her second career as an artist and a sculptor. She also designed and built Spanish style homes, and developed large parcels of land. During her lifetime Dolores was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, daughter, wife, teacher, student, artist, linguist, healer, builder, entrepreneur and VIP international Aide world traveler. She is survived by her 7 children, 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her mother, father and her sister Christa Miriani, who served as a Sister of Mercy in Detroit, Michigan. She will be dearly missed by all of her loved ones around the world. To express condolences and/or make donations: Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries
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