2016-11-17 / Obituaries

Dora Valdez Bruun

Dora Valdez Bruun was born May 14, 1929 and died in Fresno on Nov. 16, 2016.

Dora of Mariposa, Calif., was born in Los Angeles to parents Valentine and Lupe Sanchez-Rincon. Some of the things she enjoyed most included homemaking and gatherings with family and friends, swimming and the gem club. 

Dora retired from Mariposa County Unified School District in 1991 after 18 years of service. She is preceded in death by her parents and her son Manuel Emerzian Jr. 

Dora is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Erik Bruun. She is also survived by her daughters, Kathie Quintel and Lisa Emerzian, sister Connie Wood and sister-in-law Margit Pendleton and her two grandchildren, Vanessa Emerzian and Tyler Quintel.

A visitation will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mariposa. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will follow. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Msgr. Francis Walsh Scholarship fund, P.O. Box 215 Mariposa, CA 95338.

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