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.