June 17, 1937 ~ May 18, 2020

Born in: Boston, MA
Resided in: Fremont, CA

It is with great sadness that the family of Dolores Stedman Meyers announces her passing on Monday, May 18, 2020, in Fremont, CA. She was 82 years old.
Dolores will be lovingly remembered by her three daughters Tamra Stedman, Dora Edwards & Carole Stedman, her sister Anna Romero and many nieces and nephews.
Dolores was born in Boston, MA on June 17, 1937, the youngest of 9 children.  Her parents, Joseph de Francis (Franca) and Rose Sardinha came through Ellis Island around 1920 from Funchal, Madeira in Portugal to Boston then came to Oakland, CA by train after the war in 1945.
Shortly after high school in Oakland, Dolores was a ballroom dance instructor at Arthur Murray dance studios in Vallejo before moving to San Francisco. She retired from Pacific Bell with 35 years. 
She got married in December of 1957 and had three children, that she raised by herself. She loved & adored her girls and did everything for them. She was a well-liked and very loved aunt, friend, and neighbor. She enjoyed playing bridge and Mahjong at the senior center with her friends and loved her granddogs Greta and Halle tremendously, as well as all of the cats she had over the years. She was a huge animal lover and spoiled every pet she ever had, as well as any that visited.  They always left a little heavier than when they came. She was the most loving, kind, beautiful soul and was loved by everyone. She was hands down the most generous, selfless person you could possibly ever meet. She will be forever missed by everyone who knew her. We love you mom, forever.

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  1. CandleMay God Bless and be with Dolores’s family and friends.
    She was a sweet friendly person.
    Our condolences
    Sincerely,
    Arlene Sweat, Julie Regan and Family

  2. CandleMy favorite Aunt, my 2nd mom, my friend, my Aunt Dolores..Oh, how I will miss you. Thanking God we talked the week prior to your going to the Angels in Heaven. Wow, what can I say about her.? She was always there for me during my growing up years and always there forever after. Helping me get thru the day when my dad passed, her brother, 1989 then my mom’s passing 2017. Always holding my hand. We so enjoyed talking about the good ole days with grandma and grandpa..she had so many funny stories. God Bless you Aunt Dolores, missing you so much..Love you to eternity!! Say hi to dad and mom for me, as you go to Heaven with ALL the Angels.

  3. CandleAunt Delores was a beautiful, caring and fun loving person. May our Lord be with her and her family, at this difficult time. We love her and will truly miss her. May God bless.

  4. CandleGod our Father,
    Your power brings us to birth,
    Your providence guides our lives,
    and by Your command we return to dust.

    Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
    their lives change but do not end.
    I pray in hope for my family,
    relatives and friends,
    and for all the dead known to You alone.

    In company with Christ,
    Who died and now lives,
    may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
    where all our tears are wiped away.
    Unite us together again in one family,
    to sing Your praise forever and ever.

    Amen.

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