Delores Jane "Dolly" Griego
April 10, 1957  -  November 28, 2018

Delores Jane "Dolly" Griego


Rosary Service
St. Eleanors Catholic Church
120 Junction Road
Ruidoso, NM  88345
Monday, December 3, 2018
9:30 A.M.
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Funeral Mass
St. Eleanors Catholic Church
120 Junction Road
Ruidoso, NM  88345
Monday, December 3, 2018
10:00 A.M.
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Gavilan Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Gavilan Canyon Road
Ruidoso, NM  88345
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Dolly J. Griego, our beloved and beautiful mama; grandmother and sister left us to be with our Lord on November 28, 2018. Dolly fought the hardest fight of her life with courage, determination and humor until the end.

She is survived by her pride and joy, her children. JR Montoya (Adrianna) and DesiRae Nikole Tena (Ivan) and their father, Joe Ray Montoya. She is also survived by her 5 grandchildren, Saleen; Taliyah; Ezekiel; Ivani and Danika. Siblings, Priscilla Lucero-Melendrez; Eloy Lucero; Freddie Lucero; Figgy Griego and Carol Griego-Sandoval, and many uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and countless friends.

Dolly was born in Las Cruces on April 10, 1957 and later moved with her family to Oxnard, CA, then back to NM where she attended Ruidoso Schools. She graduated from Ruidoso High School in 1975.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Elfigo C. and Pauline M. Griego. She spent 15 years employed by Tommy Blankenship Sand and Gravel in Alamogordo as their secretary and bookkeeper. Fishing, being outdoors and crafting for her children and grandchildren were Dolly’s passion. There was never a time she put herself first. In her heart, all her babies came first.

She will forever be missed by all, but continuously remembered for her wittiness.

Mama, you are now healed. So go and spread your wings and fly into the loving arms of grandpa and grandma. We love you and thank you dearly for your unconditional love; respect and life. May God bless you.

The rosary will be Monday, December 3, at 9:30 A.M. at St. Eleanor Catholic Church the funeral mass to follow at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Gavilan Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Ruidoso, NM.

Condolences(6)

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  1. Larry and Sheryl Franco
    Organ, NM

    We love you Dolly and will miss you deeply! Nikki and Jr. We are so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very beautiful woman with such a loving heart! Our deepest condolences.❤️

  2. Isabel Montoya
    El Paso, TX

    Your free now Dolly!!!!!! You will be missed...love you, Isabel (Sister

  3. Gary & Denise Dean
    Ruidoso, NM

    Dear JR and family,

    We are so sad for you at the loss of your mother. Even though we never had a chance to meet her, the tribute written about her was so touching we felt like we did. May God give your family the comfort needed during this difficult time.

  4. Carol Griego-Sandoval
    Santa Fe, NM

    Ohhhhh, my beautiful sister. You left me way too soon. My heart has broken into a million pieces. But I will go through life with all the wonderful memories close to my heart.
    JR and Nikki, as promised, I will always be there for you two. Not to replace your mama but to be the best Godmother/aunt that you need. Hold your heads up high just like your mama taught you both to.

  5. Carol Griego-Sandoval
    Santa Fe, NM

    Ohhhh, my beautiful sister. You left me way too soon. My heart has been broken into a million pieces. And I will never be the same without you by my side. May you Rest In Peace with mama and daddy. I love and miss you dearly.

  6. Gina&Daniel Selga
    Las Cruces, NM

    Nikki and JR, your mom loved you both sooo much. We would text each other often and I know you both were her world. Dolly and Carol are more than cousins to me, they are sisters. I Love you Dolly, we will meet again.

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