Valentina Dominguez

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Valentina Flores Dominguez, 87, of China Spring, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2010 at her residence. Mass of Christian Burial will be 9AM Monday, March 8th at St. Francis Catholic Church with Rev. Hilario Guajardo as celebrant. Burial will follow at China Spring Cemetery. The Holy Rosary will be recited at 7PM Sunday including a visitation from 6 to 8PM at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Mrs. Dominguez may be viewed starting Sunday morning. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Valentina was born February 14, 1923 in Burnett County; one of 12 children to Mariano and Maria (Chacon) Flores. She married Julian Dominguez on October 3, 1943 at St. Francis Catholic Church. Valentina was a devout Catholic; no one ever came to her home without being fed and given a kind word. She loved all flowers and plants. Being a wife of a dairy farmer, she and her children worked long and hard hours. But with the love of God and family, she loved it all.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Mary Alice Dominguez; son-in-law, Paul Sullivan; two daughters-in-law; four sisters; and six brothers.

Survivors include husband of 66 years, Julian Dominguez; daughter, Pat Sullivan of Laredo; sons, Manuel Dominguez of Lucedale, MS, John Dominguez and wife Judy of China Spring, Charlie Dominguez and wife Shirley of Bryan, and Alex Dominguez and wife Susan of Waco; 14 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; brother, Pete Flores of McGregor; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Flores, Jessie Flores, John Flores, Raymond Pena, John Pena and Joe Dominguez.

The family would like to thank Dr. Gerald Salinas, Carol Stieger and Tammy Barton with Southern Care Hospice for their care and support.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Amber & Patrick Perry

    I love you and miss you Grandma. The world isn’t as bright without you in it, but I’m glad you’re not hurting anymore.

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I hope you feel God’s comfort during this difficult time.

  3. My deepest sympathy

  4. carolina saavedra


    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Love you very much and never forget I am here for you.
    Love, Caro

  5. J.B. I am so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. You and your family are in my prayers.

  6. David and Diane Ward

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and you family.

  7. Pat my prayers and thoughts go out to you and your loved ones may the Lord be at your side in this time of need.

  8. Francisco & Sandra

    Only time moves on to the next scene. Memory remains part of the heart forever. May God hold you in the palm of his hand. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Lynn (Kimball) McClelland

    Charlie, I am so sorry. May you find comfort and peace in the love and support of family and friends during this time of loss and grief. You, Shirley and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Your mother’s picture is lovely. She looks just as I remember her. Although I never knew her well, she always had a smile and a kind word.

    Hugs and blessings,

  10. Matthew D. Buttaro

    Sorry your great grandson (Julian) and I could not be there, but I will say a special Rosary to our Mother Mary for you. I am certain that you made a lasting impression to all of your family and friends. God Bless!

    Matt and Julian Buttaro (Great-Grandson)

  11. Mike & Gwynne Hammond & girls

    Manny and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to call.

  12. Pat- We are all sorry for your loss. You are a very special person to have cared so deeply for your family. Your mother sounds very special and I know you are proud to be her daughter. She is no longer in pain. the pain now belongs to those she left behind as they search to find themselves in the memories and saddness. God be with you and your family. We all love you.

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